A Look Back at 2016!
Check out our January monthly newsletter, here are some highlights from this month!
- A LOOK BACK AT 2016: Some important events and MAF projects from each month
- CHRISTMAS A BIG SUCCESS: Report on our Christmas fundraising drive and care packages shipped
- COMPANIES WHO STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE: Recognizing corporate sponsors who supported the troops
- MONTHLY SMILES: It’s a new year, start 2017 out with a smile every month for our troops
- VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS: We need the help of some budding young artists to design V-day cards for the troops
- SOCIAL MEDIA: A re-cap of the months happenings on facebook and twitter.
- GREAT NONPROFITS: We got another positive review on our Great Non-Profits profile! Add yours too!
- MEET OUR TROOPS: We have FOUR new letters sent in from troops on the front lines
Get all the facts and exciting stories by reading the whole January newsletter: CLICK HERE
“What Are You Doing For Others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we remember to thank the great men and women of our Armed Forces for their sacrifice. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
With nearly 15,000 troops still overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan fighting for our freedom, now is the time to show what you are doing for our brave troops who do so much for us. As they serve on the front lines you can send them the comforts of home that only a care package can provide.
We have come a long way since the Buffalo soldiers in the Civil War and the exceptional Tuskegee Airmen of WWII. Units like these and many others made of proud African-Americans are remembered today as early examples of what has become commonplace. A strong, diverse, professional military made up from many different backgrounds and colors.
As you celebrate MLK day, help us support the US military that does not see racial lines, only patriotic ones.
We hear time and time again from our military care package recipients how much they appreciate our care packages and how much it means to them to know that people from back home took the time to think of them – it makes their day, week, and even month!
But it is the personal note from you that is MOST important.
It has been over 53 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his world-famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. King had a dream that one day all people would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as called for in the Declaration of Independence
Our armed forces who are currently serving ensure that dream is possible. They need your support.
Send a MAF Care Package with Much-Deserved Goodies for Our Troops!
Think about how lonely it can get for our troops in Afghanistan, many are on isolated bases where they cannot easily keep in contact with their families back home. Some troops hardly ever receive mail from home, some troops sadly never get anything.
But we can change that! Please dig deep and send some support today. It can make all the difference to a lonely troop who is missing his or her family and just want’s to know that someone remembers them. It could be the only mail they receive all year, and give them a huge morale boost!
The battle wages on in Afghanistan as our US-led coalition trains the Afghan security forces. They are in harm’s way so that we can continue to enjoy our freedoms and exercise our rights. That is why we are celebrating every one of our heroes on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Please send a package to our heroes today!