Saturday, May 1, 2010

Coffee for a good cause

Just saw this at From My Position, On The WayGreen Beans Coffee has opened a program to let those of us back here in the States to send a cup of coffee or three to a deployed soldier.

I remember the small, anonymous "Any Soldier" packages, cards, and letters I got in Bosnia, and they are a great attitude booster.  I was going through the first stages of a divorce at the time, so mail from home was pretty much non-existent.  Getting something small from someone who didn't have to give it made a dark time in my life a lot better.  Heck, my platoon got 'adopted' by a church in Texas and we all got HUGE Easter baskets, which caused a lot of bad Beavis and Butthead impressions.  It also made about 60 men and women feel better for days.

Because of security concerns, Any Soldier packages and letters aren't allowed anymore.  Organizations like the USO let you buy a CARE package as a substitute. 

If you're so inclined, please wander over to Green Beans Send a Cup of Joe and send the gift of coffee and a message of encouragement to someone who needs it. 

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