A few people have asked me about corresponding with soldiers in order to send along their support and well wishes. I have to say that, though most of those deployed overseas enjoy the benefits of email and even web cameras, there is simply nothing like receiving a care package from home or an actual, tangible letter from a family member, a friend, or a complete stranger.
Letterstosoldiers.org recognizes the positive impact of these gestures on morale, and has taken every step to encourage people to contribute. Chief among their many offerings, the site offers a simple form to fill out with plenty of room for a letter that they will then print and deliver on your behalf. You don't need an envelope, a stamp, an address, or even uncertainty about how to go about formatting your letter....you just write what you are compelled to say.
I would encourage anyone who sees value in the kindness of words (in among the more unkinder places) and take just a few moments to send some thoughts overseas.
Click HERE for the letter form, or visit www.letterstosoldiers.org for more information on letter writing and care packages.
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