PLEASE VISIT THESE WORTHY CHARITIES FOR OUR TROOPS!
GIVE TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT!
Our brave soldiers have a new program to go to while they re-hab not just their body, but here they can go for retraining and school so their mind and their self esteem can be healed as well. Being a mother of a troop that has many young men under his wing, these kids need it and believe me, many of them are kids. We are proud to be a military family and to serve our country but even more proud to help you learn about this wonderful project.
Endorsed by the Better Business Bureau
Shawn Hannity has raised funds for this project
Reported by Fox News as one of the best new programs for our kids
Their Website has many services to offer, please visit and support this project!
Here is a blurb about the TRACK program I copied from the website:
In August 2008, WWP launched TRACK to offer wounded warriors an integrated approach to address long-term needs for education and training, advocacy, and secondary rehabilitative care for the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT. This unique program offers participants a range of college preparatory classes and services customized to their needs, helping them build career skills, train in veteransí advocacy, and continue recovery toward a more independent life. The wounded warriors attend college classes as a group, with the ability to draw from their shared experiences. TRACK has three state-of-the art classrooms, as well as a gym, and individual workspaces for the warriors and instructors. TRACKís first cohort began August 15, 2008.
Each TRACK student receives a scholarship, which provides all class fees, books, materials, and a laptop, as well as individual housing and living expenses. TRACK students receive a student grant the entire 12-month period. Each TRACK student is required to save a portion of their pay, which is invested and returned to you with interest at the successful completion of the program.
Classes are provided through Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), and credit can be applied toward a bachelorís, associate degree, or vocational certificate. The second phase consists of an employment internship with local employers in Jacksonville, in the areas of IT, general business, and logistics.
Also reported by Fox News as a wonderful way we can impact the lives of our troops. And already sent 375948 packages that go to the troops. It is an all volunteer effort sending out 7,000 - 8,000 boxes per day going to Iraq and Afganistan. Personal care items, fun things, letters and different items you might like in that kind of environment.
What makes them so unique is that great care is taken to personalize the box that goes to that particular soldier along with letters with many thanks!
Their goal is to send out 70,000 letters this Christmas season!
THEY NEED FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF
SHIPPING AND COMMUNICATION: $10 per package
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) organization.
All donations are tax deductible as provided by law.