You've probably figured out by now that I'm helping Blogging for Michigan raise money to send care packages to our troops. Our goal is $5000 and we've raised $3400 so far thanks to donations from GM Truck & Bus in Flint, UAW Local 598, Walt Sorg-AM Lansing, Tri-City Local and many, many donations from people around the world. I'm serious. A person from Ireland sent us a donation and said, "In this instance I'm happy that our Euro goes further!"
We're so close to our goal of spending $350 per unit, but we're not there yet. There are currently 12 units from Michigan stationed in the Middle East with wish lists ranging from ramen noodles to lip gloss. Each unit has multiple troops.
If you have a couple of extra dollars from your holiday budget that you can spare for the troops, it would be much appreciated. Donations need to be submitted by tomorrow morning. We need to shop this week (Costco - not Sam's or Wal-Mart!), assemble the boxes, and ship them out by the end of the week in order to get them there for the holidays.
Follow the link below to send some Christmas cheer to our troops - and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This is a Blogging For Michigan Troop Care post. From November 11 through November 25, 2007, Blogging For Michigan will use 100% of every dollar received in the Troop Care fund to purchase and ship items to Michigan troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn more about BFM Troop Care here. Click here to contribute to Troop Care. Contributions are not tax deductible.