Thought you all might like details on something to do to help our soldiers for Thanksgiving as well as other key programs. As you can see, all the "click heres" don't work but they give you an idea of how you can participate.
PO Box 96440
Washington, DC 20090
Providing Emergency Aid to Severely Wounded Troops and Their Families in Crisis
Emergency Financial Aid
Homes for Wounded Heroes
Wounded Hero Career Network
Family Support Network
Road to Recovery
Dear Patriotic American,
Instead of enjoying this Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of severely burned, blinded or paralyzed troops will be struggling to pay their bills and put food on their families' table.
By clicking here you can make a tax-deductible donation to the "Thanksgiving Emergency Relief Drive," sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. Our Thanksgiving Emergency Relief Drive was created to provide emergency relief for our wounded heroes and their families over Thanksgiving weekend.
And by clicking here you can send a special Thanksgiving THANK YOU and GET WELL card to a disabled serviceman or woman. A THANK YOU and GET WELL card from you
can help in their healing and let them know you're thankful for the sacrifices they've made. (You can even type in a personal greeting if you like!)
And I hope you will make an emergency, tax-deductible donation to help the family of a severely disabled GI avoid an eviction, foreclosure or utility cutoff.
My name is General Chip Diehl (Ret.) and I'm writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. The Coalition is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to provide financial and other aid for troops who have been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Here's why our wounded heroes are in such dire straits: Many troops who have lost their arms or legs, or have been blinded, paralyzed or brain-damaged can't be left alone. And most families can't afford a professional caretaker.
So nearly half their spouses have quit their jobs to care for them. Soon these disabled servicemen and women are having trouble putting food on the table and paying their rent and utility bills . . . and many are facing eviction or foreclosure.
As a result, requests for emergency aid have risen by 300 percent over the past several months. That means it's going to be extremely difficult to avoid turning anyone away unless we receive a large infusion of donations right now.
Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the Thanksgiving Emergency Relief Drive, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.
Your generosity can help a severely disabled GI and his or her family avoid an eviction, foreclosure or utility cutoff.
I'm proud to inform you our patriotic donors have fulfilled more than 6,000 requests for emergency financial aid - totaling over $11 million - from our disabled troops and their families. But with the number of requests for emergency financial aid rising by 300 percent, we may have to start turning these desperate families away - right before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please don't let that happen! By clicking here you can make a tax-deductible donation to our Thanksgiving Emergency Relief Drive.
This Thanksgiving there are thousands of wounded, crippled, blinded, burned and brain-damaged young men and women who need to know their fellow Americans remember them and honor the sacrifices they made.
So please click here to send them your best wishes with a GET WELL and THANK YOU card. And make the largest donation you can afford today to help these severely wounded heroes and their families survive through their financial crisis.
Thanks for whatever you can do,
Brigadier Gen. Arthur F. "Chip" Diehl III
U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
P.S. As I mentioned, hundreds of our wounded troops won't be enjoying time with their families and giving thanks this Thanksgiving because they are facing foreclosures, evictions, utility cutoffs or other financial disasters in the next few weeks. Nearly half their spouses have quit their jobs to take care of them, and their families have gone into a financial tailspin.
Please click here to make a generous, tax-deductible donation to the Thanksgiving Emergency Relief Project, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.
And don't forget to click here to send a THANK YOU and GET WELL Thanksgiving card to a severely wounded young Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman.