Hello everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I've been able to give an update on our Valentine Day card drive for troops! What with my college semester starting back last week, and various kids being sick (and now hubby, too, for the second time in a month), life here has been just a little on the crazy side. However, I was finally able to read & count the cards I've received so far. The official total as of today, January 15, 2007, is *261 cards.* I also have a small assortment of candy goodies, as well. Yay! Off to a good start! We've got just about two weeks left... the enormous success of the Christmas card drive leaves me feeling confident that we can EASILY reach the goal of 2,000 Valentine's cards within the next two weeks or so... just need to keep getting the word out as best we can!
Thanks everyone for your help... this will mean an awful lot to our deployed troops! Information with all details about the card drive is below:
Valentine’s Day Card Drive for Troops
Let's show our troops we love and support them! I am now collecting Valentine's cards to send to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you wish to participate, please send light-hearted, silly, cheerful (and un-sealed) cards to this address:
Mrs. Kat Orr
P.O. Box 1660
Loganville, GA 30052
I am also collecting “Hershey’s Kisses” and “Hershey’s Hugs” candy, and any other silly Valentine’s candy you’d like to send – lollipops, candy hearts, etc. It’s cold over there now, so we can, for the moment, get away with sending CHOCOLATE!
You may also send a e-mail of support to the following email address: LoveFromHome@gmail.com. Any e-mail received to this e-mail account will be printed and mailed, together with the Valentine's cards.
The cards can be handmade or store-bought... for that matter, they don't even have to be cards; a hand -written letter is just as wonderful! Let's all band together and overwhelm our heroes with support and chase away those "after Christmas blues!"This is a great project for Scout troops, churches, or other organizations to get involved with!
ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007
Thank you so much for having a heart for our heroes !
If you have any questions about this campaign, please e-mail me at LoveFromHome@gmail.com. Also, you might wish join my Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveFromHome in order to receive updates about the progress of this and other card drives.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a "dating service" of any type. Please do not send suggestive or otherwise inappropriate cards or pictures. I will be reading and screening every Card received to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to (please don't seal the envelopes, by the way ~ that will make it much easier on me)! Any card deemed inappropriate will not be sent! Remember: This is strictly to let the troops know that we love them, we are proud of them and that we HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN them!
Also please note this is an individual & community effort, not done in conjunction with or on behalf of any existing organizations.