Tomorrow is the launch date for a wonderful program, Letters for Lyrics. Let me tell you about this program and why it is so wonderful. It is sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC, Zac Brown Band, and Soldier’s Angels. The goal of this program is to send 1 million letters to U.S. Soldiers stationed across the world.
I’m very excited to participate in this event and just had to share this with you. Now, you may be asking, “How do I participate?” It is very easy and I’ll give you the steps.
Letters will also be collected at Zac Brown Band Concerts during the summer.
If you would like to see the exclusive documentary film “For Those Who Serve” following Zac Brown Band on their April USO Tour in the Persian Gulf. The film features the band performing for the troops, meeting individually with our men and women in uniform stationed far from home and sharing their thoughts on the experience. The documentary will be released in multiple segments and Part One is currently available on the Letters for Lyrics site.
Why participate? The service members who serve our country have been generous in their commitment and courage.
Many service members need that appreciation and comfort much more than many of us realize and I challenge all of our readers to contribute letters to this cause regardless of personal beliefs, because our amazing military people are worth the 5 minutes it takes to write a letter.
I have another challenge for you. Many of us make soap and I challenge you to put together a box of soap that looks professionally labeled and send it to one of the three Soldier’s Angels warehouses near you. You can find more information about item donations here. The Soldier’s Angels do have their own request for your packages, so please follow their instructions! “Please include a note inside each box of donations that contains your name, address, phone number, and an itemized list of contents with estimated value. Soldiers’ Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Upon request, we will be happy to provide you a tax receipt for your donation.”
If you would like to do more than just send items for soldiers, consider adopting a soldier. I’ve adopted two myself and it is a reward within itself to know I’m giving a deployed soldier a taste of home while away from home. Adoptions require a few letters and 1 to 2 packages each month. Soldier’s Angels has a survey to send to your adopted service member. I’ve filled out the form telling my adoptees a bit about myself. I then send it off with a note that I am sending a basic care package until I find their preferences.
If you have any questions about this process, please send me a note. I’ll be glad to help. Right now there are about 1100 heroes waiting to be adopted. Would you help?