Skip to main content

It takes a community...

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.

As the wars the United States is engaged in around the world wind down and our troops come home to great fanfare and welcoming parades, it's easy to forget that we still have thousands of men and women still serving overseas. These courageous members of the military sacrifice tremendously to help preserve peace across the globe and they are all too easily forgotten.

But our crew at Netroots for the Troops® is determined that at least some of them will KNOW they are not forgotten and we need your help with that.

Follow me after the orange squiggledigibbet for details.

Since 2008, Netroots for the Troops® has sent over 1,200 CARE packages to members of the military stationed over seas. The main event takes place at the Netroots Nation conference but fundraising happens throughout the year. You can see photos and a write-up of last year's event HERE.

Fundraising is always a challenge and, as successive years have passed, fundraising for this project has become increasingly so. We have set a more modest goal this year of 150 CARE packages and to send these, we need to raise roughly $15,000. Fortunately, this year, an individual has stepped forward with a matching donation of $5,000 so we need to raise $10,000 to achieve our fundraising goal. I have set up a personal goal to raise $2,000 over the next two weeks and I am counting on YOU to help me achieve that.

Senator Sherrod Brown packs an NFTT CARE package in 2012

To make a donation, click HERE.

The money that we raise isn't just for the contents of the CARE packages. On top of the expense of assembling all of the terrific stuff we put into them, this year the cost to send just one box has increased by a whopping $3. So, your donation is critical.

Please give what you can. Maybe it's $10. Maybe it's $50. Maybe you can give several hundred dollars. Whatever it is, know that your donation is being put to good use. Please donate today.

Thanks so much,
Chris | Eclectablog

Terri (CABerkeleyWV) and three members of the NFTT Board of Directors: Lynn (Velovixen), me, and Tony (TexDem)

Originally posted to Eclectablog - eclectic blogging for a better tomorrow on Wed May 29, 2013 at 04:58 AM PDT.

Also republished by Netroots For The Troops® and Community Fundraisers.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site