Even $5 makes a difference!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What we're all about...

Dear Friends, 
As you may have heard, there is a small group of soldiers currently in Iraq that could use our help. Their living conditions are repulsive (think plywood, decay and rodents/snakes everywhere) and their supply of food leaves MUCH to be desired. Yet, through it all this band of 50 of our countries sons and daughters has been an example to those around them. One of their fellow soldiers, after a recent visit to their camp, stated “Despite all the bad amenities the Soldiers were in good spirits. They worked hard, had success in their missions, and were upbeat. …This is a profound example to me about the power of choosing a good attitude despite your situation.”

WE HAVE CURRENTLY PUT TOGETHER AND PACKED OVER 35 FLAT RATE BOXES AS WELL AS AT LEAST 8 OTHER, LARGER BOXES!!  The outpouring of goods and there donations has been incredible!  While we have received many wonderful cash donations, we are still a few hundred dollars short of what we need to get these babies shipped!  Thankfully, we have a generous donor willing to front the rest of the money so the shippment doesn't have to be delayed, but it is a large burden for him to carry for very long.

We hate to ask for those of you who have given so much to give any more - While we are firmly confident that you will be blessed for your generosity, we know that many of you have already stretched yourselves to give as much as you have and we thank you with hearts overflowing with gratitude.

If you haven't already donated, or are able to contribute towards our shipping, that would be such a help!  Even $5 will make a difference! (Though if you have a friend or two and you'd all like to donate, you might want to do it all together if you can - the less transactions the less paypal fees).

If you would rather donate in person by cash or check instead of online with a bank or credit card, please leave us a message and or send us an email at opcompassion@gmail.com and we'd be happy to work that out!

To donate online, just click on the button above or click here:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=56NQC2EFJJPD6  PLEASE make sure it says the recipient is Operation Compassion or Treats for Troops - thank you :D It is very safe and secure.

Once again, we have been overwhelmed by the goodness of those around us!  If we ever needed a reminder that there are good people in the world, this was it!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKS TO YOU!!