Monday, March 26, 2007

Special request from Soldiers' Angels

Denizen and Soldiers' Angel Kat highlighted a special need in today's H&I post at Castle Argghhh:

From the Forums: Urgent Need!
In the forums we have an Angel Challenge. An OIF veteran and family are in need of direct, cash assistance to sustain. We are calling for assistance from the greater Angel and military blog community. The challenge is $10.00 (or more) donation from 100 (or more). We have appx 30 in the forum as of this posting.

Part of the story:

SGT O. (age 41) is an E-5 who has a blended family of five children (ages 17, 11, 9, 6, and 2) and his sixth child is due in early August. His wife doesn’t work due to the large family and a high-risk pregnancy (she is 41). SGT O. has been deployed to combat zones four different times (first time was in 1991 for Persian Gulf War, and the last two have been to Iraq). He is being treated for PTSD, Chronic Type,[snip]

He was in situations where he was fired at and had to fire back. He often had to clean blood and human matter out of damaged vehicles, and subsequently developed more serious symptoms

As you might understand, the family is in serious financial straits. We are looking to provide them with enough cash to sustain for at least two months and put a down payment on a vehicle that will carry the entire family.

We need your help.

Please donate to Soldiers' Angels via Pay Pal. Put "Sgt. O" in the note section for your donation.

Or, you can mail a check or money order to Soldiers' Angels at:

Soldiers Angels
1792 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, Ca 91104

Note in the memo section: Sgt. O

Soldiers' Angels thanks you for your support.

*** NOTE: I have donated to this worthy cause already. You don't have to put a huge amount in - even $10 will be a big help, if we get enough people involved!

Also - Some of us are not seeing a "Note" field on the PayPal screen. When I received my email notice from Soldiers Angels, I simply replied to request that it be put into the fund for Sgt O.