Survivors in Afghanistan Need Immediate Help - 56 Soldiers Lost EVERYTHING

UPDATE AS OF 6 OCT 09 1400 hrs

All winter knit hats have been donated

10 sets of twin sheets have been donated

30 pairs of shower shoes have been donated

2 pairs of size Medium ACUs have been donated (even though we weren't asking for those but HOOAH)

$325.00 in cash has been committed

About 20 individuals and organizations have contacted me and are going to donate but I don't have specific items or amounts yet. Hope to have more info by end of day or tomorrow.

A couple of people have inquired as to why we need to know what and how many items they are donating. The reason is because we want to keep up with the items to make sure we cover all they need and don't have excess in some areas and not enough in others. I will continue to update here as I get firm committments about what is being donated. Most of all we appreciate ALL of you for pitching in and working on this as a team with us. We will be "briefing" the CSM via email tonight. I will post his reply here (assuming he has time to respond).


From Cow Pastures to Kosovo

Like so many of you my heart has been heavy since the news of the attacks on our posts in Afghanistan on Saturday. The families of the Fallen are first and foremost in my thoughts and prayers. May God give them strength and comfort as they prepare to lay their loved ones to rest and may they always know that there are many of us out here who will ALWAYS remember their sons, brothers, fathers and husbands.

On another note, my great friend and troop support partner, Bob Connolly and I have been in direct contact with the unit's CSM after learning that the base was destroyed and the men lost all of their belongs except the clothes on their backs. The Army is working to replace uniforms for the men. But they need assistance with other personal items. And they NEED TO KNOW that we are thinking about them over here, too.

Please contact me IMMEDIATELY to help fill their "needs" list below.

Socks (both white socks and winter wool hiking socks)

MED - 24
LG - 22
XL - 10

Underwear (boxers and boxer briefs

SM - 3
MED - 30
LG - 21
XL - 2

tshirts (must be Army ACU tshirts - Army will issue for immediate need but extras are always helpful)

SM - 3
MED - 30
LG - 21
XL - 2

PT shorts (or long pants) and shirts

SM - 3
MED - 30
LG - 21
XL - 2

Shower shoes

MED - 24
LG - 22
XL - 10

Towels, wash clothes, twin sheet sets, pillows, blankets (fleece)- Need 56 sets

Razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream - Need enough for 56 men

Running shoes - we are awaiting specific sizes

The above items are the "immediate" needs.

Other suggestions are:

balaclavas, knit caps to fit under helmets (dark colors), winter gloves (dark colors and preferably water proof)

iPods, DVDs, MP3 players and movies, batteries, digital cameras.

Please contact me ASAP via emial -tankerbabelc@gmail.com. We want to work to assure every Soldier is covered with basics first so it is important that we track the donated items. If you prefer to make a monetary donation I can give you information to do so.

Bob is getting some goodie boxes out to them today just to let the know we are behind them. We need to get these other items in route ASAP.

Many thanks!

Tankerbabelc


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The list of immediate needs is posted on this site. Besides the urgent needs, these guys need other stuff. Please consider a regular Care Package as often as you can. There are some tricks to send things and cut the expenses. You can get more information off my WebSite a href="http://www.operationcookiejar.org/">http://www.operationcookiejar.org/ >. If you have a specific question get in touch (me or Tankerbabe).

There is a PayPal link on my WebSite and you can specify what you want your donation used for. I have a "Win A Shirt" program that is not up yet. Donate a Care Package and win a military theme T-shirt. You can wear the shirt or send it with your Care Package.
Will do what can - please also send shipping info === deb and joe
Log on to my WebSite a href="http://www.operationcookiejar.org/">http://www.operationcookiejar.org/ > Click on the Packing, Shipping, Forms tab for general information. If you need help let me know. If you are not familiar with APO shipping get some help. It's a little different and a tiny bit complicated for a newcomer.

I have an APO address but no authorization to pass on. We need to check with Tankerbabe first.
OPERATION CookieJar (a href="http://www.operationcookiejar.org/">http://www.operationcookiejar.org/ >) has covered all of the 56 sets of toilet articles and bath towels. A few wash cloth's are on the way with more to come. Most of the sheets should also be on the way (subject to final count). WalMart is now putting out winter items (inexpensive blankets). It will be getting brutally cold over there by the minute (J`bad is fairly close to the Kyber Pass).

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