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A site that provides soldier contacts for those who want to send care packages.
10/31/07 by Perry.
I wanted to organize a project for the children of my parish which would benefit our troops abroad. My dilemma was what items to send and how to obtain an address of troops who would benefit from them? A friend told me about a wonderful site www.ANYSOLDIER.com . It is pretty complete and easy to navigate; you can select the branch of military you want and then read up on the different soldiers/sailors who have signed up. It gives complete instructions as to what to do and the soldiers usually specify what items are on their wish lists-- beef jerky seems to be a favorite! This is from the site:
but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?
AnySoldier.com provides Soldier contacts who are in harm's way and they list what they need and want. We even have a search capability so you can easily identify what units need. You read through the names and the stories they write and select the ones you wish to support.
AnySoldier.com Soldiers are volunteers for this effort, they see the "ATTN: Any Soldier" line under their name on the mail you send to them and they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers who don't get much or any mail.
AnySoldier.com also has "What to Send" and "How to Send" pages to help you properly send letters and packages, and a much more. This effort is 110% voluntary. You send your support, and maybe some stuff, directly to whatever unit or units you want, you don't send us anything.
"Your organization's troop postings help our citizens show their steadfast support for our Armed Forces,
and I am grateful." Sincerely, George W. Bush (Letter to Any Soldier Inc., August 2005)
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