Skip to comments.Christmas For Our Troops In Kirkuk
Posted on 09/25/2004 5:41:24 PM PDT by McLynnan
Although I rarely post (no time!), I email frequently with our contact in Kirkuk and try to stay in touch with PatriciaRuth. "C" in Kirkuk and I have been discussing the upcoming holidays, and what a tough time of year it is for our troops who are so far from home. I told him while there was nothing I could do to bridge the miles between them and their families, maybe I could provide things that would help give the desert that nice Christmas-y feeling. He gave me a very modest list, but its more than I can handle on my own. HELP!!! After talking with Patty, she generously loaned me her ping list so I could see if anybody is interested in contributing. Since shes on overload with her other troop work, I offered to start this thread and try to get things organized.
Would any of you like to get involved? I know our Kirkuk troops would appreciate anything we can do. Heres what C has asked for:
We could use two trees with the ornaments and lights, wall decorations and more lights for around the rooms, stockings for 82 personnel and some gift wrap. Music CD's would be good, candy canes, Christmas cards and if possible a Santa suit.
I think that would be good. We are good on calling cards as I have stock-piled enough for all that need it.
Please include a list of contributors in an email to me so that I can honor them properly. Thanks for all your support!! I know that the men and women we have serving over here will greatly appreciate this generous on-taking.
The Christmas cards need to be sent soon so they have time to address and send them back home. Ditto for the gift wrap. Would any of you with sewing skills be willing to stitch up some stockings?
Where do we send these? I can get some Christmas cards sent from Current.com to any address in a few days.
Thanks for considering me!
Me too. Can run to Hobby Lobby or Walmart and see if they have anything out Monday.
I'm in, just need the details
Cheap lights... do we want to stitch names into stockings? I can cross-stitch something.
Will FReepmail you in a bit. Thanks so much! Looks like we need cards for 82 troops. Maybe one box per person? Think about now many you want to take on and let me know.
You can count on me.
You're wonderful. I'll FReepmail you in a bit.
Do you see anything on the request list you'd especially like to do?
FReepmail to you soon.
Thanks. FReepers are the most generous people in the world. Let me know what you'd like to do.
Count me in also. Where do we send the Items. I'm in the Dallas / Ft. Worth. are you close to me?
Please FReepmail me if I can get one of the Christmas trees - how much lead time do you need to get it there. And do you want me to send to you or mail directly there?
Also, I have more Christmas CDs than I need - Count me in for at least three.
Please let me know how I can be of use in this.
Do you need me to write Christmas cards? To contribute financially? Just let me know. I could also get many of my college age students to write as well.
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