I received a letter from the CEO of a charity that I have donated to for years. Not only do I know about the great works these people do at Operation Paperback, I have 7 military friends who have been the recipients of Operation Paperback's books and programs. I have donated books, money and time to this organization and wanted to share Chrissy Honeywell's letter with you.
Hello Operation Paperback Supporters!
We know that you have expressed an interest in supporting our troops, and that's why we are writing to you today. Every day volunteers at Operation Paperback send their gently-used books to soldiers deployed overseas.
We have just received a somewhat different request from one of our Marine chaplains. He would like copies of the book, "Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families."
Here is a description of the book:
"The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized. However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans hen they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities. Authored by three mental health professionals with many years of experience counseling veterans, Courage After Fire provides strategies and techniques for this challenging journey home."
Chaplain Harding would like to give everyone one of his Marines a copy of this book as they return home. And that is why I am writing to you. We would like to ask if you would consider donating to our special fund to purchase copies of this book. We can purchase and ship books on amazon.com for $10 each.
Chaplain Harding's goal is 1,000 books, and we'd like to try and help him reach it. This book may be able t help prevent problems that our veterans may suffer years and years down the road.
If you would like to participate, please click here and we will take you to a special page where you can securely make a donation just for this book fund. (You can also mail a check to our Post Office Box if you'd prefer.)
As always, we appreciate you taking the time to read this email--and please do not feel obligated to participate. We know that you all support the troops in your own way, so please participate only if you are able to. We also encourage you to forward this message. If anyone would like to verify our status as a non-profit organization, the can click here.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at:
Thank you so much for the support of our troops!
I have worked with these wonderful folks for over 3 years and have heard from my military friends how valuable their donations have been in books to read while hanging out for deployment or waiting for the next mission.
Thanks for reading!