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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Request From Afghanistan

This is a follow up from my post Thanksgiving in Afghanistan. Thanks for the suggestions on the turkeys - a contractor over there has committed to getting them some turkeys so they are good to go with that. Yay!

Now they need the typical side items to go along with the turkey.

That's where the request comes in.

Joe, and the group of guys that are working together to try and make this Thanksgiving meal happen, are asking friends and family to donate/send canned goods.

So I'm putting the word out there to see if anyone would like to help out.

I'm not organizing this canned food drive; I'm not the POC for making sure they get enough of each item...I'm just spreading the request. With the 'committee' all asking their family and friends for donations the hope is that they will get enough of what they need. And if they have enough leftover they will use it towards a Christmas meal. I know they're hoping to get enough of each canned item, but they're also grateful for whatever they do receive and will make do with what they get.

I do know there are about 200 US troops where Joe is deployed.

The items they are looking for are: sweet corn, green beans, peas, cranberry sauce, and stuffing mix.

If people want to send 1 can, 4 cans, 10 cans or however many, it will all add up and every little bit will help.

If you're interested in sending something, please email me so I can send you Joe's address.

FYI: The postage cost to send something over there is the same as if you were sending to someone in the states; because in fact it does get sent to NY, and then from there goes on a military cargo plane out, so there isn't any extra postage incurred.

Also there are Priority Mail APO large flat rate boxes that are used for military APO addresses only; and these might be a little cheaper depending how heavy the items are that you send. (Using these boxes the postage is $11.95 as opposed to a regular large flat rate box at $13.95.)

When I send Joe boxes they have been getting to him in a week, so there is time for the canned items to get there.

Thank you!

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15 comments:

Bethany said...

Done!

Tina said...

I'm all over it!

Mom24 said...

What a great idea.

Lacey said...

I'm getting stuff at the store today!

Shelley said...

Send me an email and let me know what they need! I can send an APO flat rate box full!

Becca said...

We would love to help. Can you send me a mailing address to r.a.kauffman@comcast.net? Thank you!

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Beverly said...

can you email me the address? I would love to help out!

Calico Sky said...

Yes please, I'm always happy to help!

Kris said...

Boxes packed, and ready to go to the post office tomorrow at lunchtime.

Amy said...

I see there is alot of boxes being sent- is there anything else he might be needing?

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