Got this e-mail message two days ago from the Nevada Democratic Veterans and Military Families Caucus, and thought I might as well pass this on to my Las Vegas area friends to see, and, if possible, so they could participate in this.
Yep, am opposed to the Iraq War, the Bush Administration and its supporters, but, in my opinion, there's no reason to take out one's anger with those who make the policies on those who are its mere instruments.
Anyway, check this out, and decide for yourselves.
Be seeing you.
HELP END THIS INJUSTICE & ACTUALLY Support the Troops
Who: Nevada Democratic Veterans & Military Families, Local Las Vegas Unions, Concerned Americans
What: Care Package Building (w/refreshments)
Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 525 Union Hall
760 N. Lamb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
When: Saturday August 25th 2007, 1 pm- 4 pm
Our troops' first stop after being injured in Iraq is a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Unfortunately our government does not provide a way for every soldier, marine, airman, and sailor to contact loved ones after being injured. As a result our troops depend on donations to the Landstuhl Military Chaplain's to call home.
This is unacceptable and an unforgivable outrage. We must provide the support to our troops that our government is unable to provide. The main thing we want everyone to bring is phone cards for our troops. This way they can call their family after they are injured in Iraq. We are also asking for items such as beef jerky, batteries, razors, old & new magazines, misc. toiletries, cds, dvds, books, and other comfort items.
Financial donations will help with the postage to send these items to our troops.
If you can not come, or your organization can not attend, a donation of $200 or more dollars would be appreciated to help take care of postage.
Last time we did an event like this the postage went into the thousands.
Please send donations to:
Nevada Democratic Veterans & Military Families Caucus: 1210 S. Valley View Ste. 114, Las Vegas NV 89102, or donate online at http://www.nvdemocraticvets.com
Please join the Nevada Democratic Veterans & Military Families Caucus and Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 525 as we do something to help the troops who need our support.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org