Thursday, September 27, 2007

What can YOU do to help?

One of my friends is the commander of a unit in Afghanistan and they are winning hearts and minds of the locals by being compassionate and caring. They have identified a group of Afghan children who are in dire need of winter clothing. I am including his info in the hope that some of you might understand that this is how we win. When we help a child they remember and maybe, just maybe, one of these children can make a difference in the future. Please help and while these children are Muslim the clothing is a fine, fine Christmas gift. There are 43 kids lsited here. You may not be able to help them all but i am sure you can help 1.
Dear Friends,

Winter soon approaches in Afghanistan and many children here have no winter coats, hats, gloves or shoes. We have several Afghan workers who make only a few dollars per day but work extremely hard and are happy to have a job to support their families with only the basic necessities. With the Christmas season approaching we here at Camp Julien are hoping that in someway that we may be able to help either through Churches or School Groups at home. We are aiming for a target date of 12 - 01 - 07 to distribute clothes to our workers and hopefully others as well. We are winning the war in Afghanistan and with your help we can continue to win the war one child at a time. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. Afghan children are smaller than children at home but I am including a list of ages and sexes of the children we are attempting to help:

New Born 1
3 Months Girl 1
1year Boy 2 Girl 1
2 years Boy 2 Girl 1
2 1/2 years Boy 2 Girl 1
3 years Boy 2 Girl 5
4 years Boy 1 Girl 2
5 years Boy 2 Girl 3
6 years Boy 2 Girl 1
7 years Boy 4
8 years Boy 2
9 years Boy 4
10 years Boy 1
11 years Boy 1 Girl 2

Our address is :

William M. Jacobs
COIN Academy
Camp Phoenix
APO AE 09320


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9:14 PM  
Anonymous Fritz said...

I copied this and have handed it out to our AMVETS AUXILIARY and a Local AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY. These units are usually very active in clothing drives for Veterans and have yard sales as their means of raising money to support the Posts various veterans support activities. I am sure that something will come out of it for the kids.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous WH&M said...

This is fantastic. Please check out this great video series about Civil Affairs helping kids in Iraq.
winninghearts [dot] us

11:38 PM  
Anonymous DagneyT said...

We don't have much in the way of what this Colorado native would call true winter clothes down here in south Texas, but I'm certainly going to do some shopping, guys! I'm getting the word out, too. Stand back, you may be in for a Tsunami of packages!

God bless you for wanting to help them, and for those of us back home, anything we can do to help y'all!

12:53 AM  

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