Many people don't want to donate money to a cause. They'd rather go out, purchase something,
send it out and KNOW, FEEL, they actually accomplished something to aid and benefit someone. What/Who gives you a better
heart-touching experience than children? Ok, our troops too! In this small way you are doing BOTH. Let's
show the children of the world and our troops, we Love You.
Send school supplies for U.S. soldiers to give to Afghan children:
Into one plastic zip-lock bag approximately 10x13" (smaller is okay) please put: one 8x10" or
9x12" spiral notebook, one pen, two pencils, a small toy and a hard candy such as Jolly Ranchers, Lifesavers, etc.
(Chocolate melts. Please do not send chocolate.)
Then put them in a box or padded bag, seal and mail to:
Major Sean Gustafson, 207th RCAG West, HERAT, APO AE 09354 (same cost as mailing
in the U.S. - can vary by weight and size)
MORE: Support Girl Scouts and make some service members happy! Buy and mail boxes of cookies
overseas. Any flavor but chocolate, please. Chocolate melts! Mail to: Major Gustafson at the above address.
Be a pen pal to a service member. You can request a pen pal and get more info at http://www.reaganroundup.org/ The site was started by a Navy mom. - Malladi Murthy, India
Check out www.anysoldier.com. Any soldier can sign up there, and they will get mail and packages from home from complete strangers.
You can request 3 addresses a day. - Judy Holston, AZ
Cheer up wounded Marines and their families with an email. Messages to the Marines can be
sent in care of Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell and his wife, Shannon: firstname.lastname@example.org Your message will be printed out and given to a wounded Marine and his family members at the Wounded Warrior Barracks, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Send art supplies for children to The Fisher House at Fort Sam Houston, Texas is a guest house for families of wounded U.S. service members who are being treated
at Brooke Army Medical Center, home of the largest military burn unit in the U.S. and an advanced rehab center for amputees.
Your art supplies will help the children pass the time and express feelings that are difficult to articulate. Fisher House
c/o Inge Godfrey, Brooke Army Medical Center, Building 3623 George C. Beach Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5000.
Donate a phone card through the USO. Make it possible for service members to hear the voices of the people they love.
Donate online, by phone - 1-800-901-1501 - or by mail: (with O.P.H. written in the memo), USO World Headquarters, PO Box 96860,
Washington, DC 20090-6860.
Operation Gratitude sends care packages and letters of support to U.S. troops deployed overseas. Operation Gratitude /
Carolyn Blashek, 16444 Refugio Road, Encino, California 91436.
Support the families of wounded service members. You can help defray the costs of family
members to travel to to their service member's bedside. They'd also be touched by thank-you notes. Hope for The Warriors, PMB 48 1335, Suite E, Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546.
is information on three types of scholarships from the Hire A Hero Program available to transitioning military personnel,
veterans, National Guard Members, Reservists and their spouses. Please feel free to share this information with anyone
that you feel may qualify and benefit from this program.
Alan, Chair Employment, Training and Business Opportunity
Career Training Scholarships Now Available to the Military
Community A Free Hire A Hero Community Benefit
Carlsbad, CA - In recognition of last May's military appreciation
month, the non-profit Hire A Hero program is accepting applications to award 122 academic scholarships to the military
community. These scholarships are available to active and transitioning military personnel, veterans, National Guard
Members, Reservists and their spouses. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, the title sponsor of the Hire a Hero, will
be providing the training in an effort to give back to those who have served. Degree and diploma programs will be available
in automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business, information technology and hospitality services.
veterans are almost three times more unemployed than their civilian counterparts," stated Dan Caulfield, Hire A Hero Executive Director.
"That statistic is due to the fact that when these men and women are serving, they primarily network with each other and
not with people who can help them in their civilian lives. We want to provide our American Heroes with a network of
supporters who will help them find quality jobs and training opportunities. Although the Military provides fabulous
training and skills, some need additional certifications or desire a different career path. With these scholarships, Lincoln
will provide our military community with more choices on how to transition smoothly back into their civilian lives."
was founded in 1946 to provide vocational training to GIs returning home from WWII," said Dave Carney, Lincoln CEO. "Lincoln continues
its commitment to the military community and the Hire A Hero cause, with these scholarships."
Three types of scholarships
are available to those who quality:
Hire A Hero Front Line Scholarships * 8 scholarships awarded to United States
Military Members serving overseas (OCONUS) fighting the Global War on Terror * 100% of tuition covered for each
recipient to complete Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Criminal Justice or Allied Health * Courses will be completed
Hire A Hero National Guard Scholarships * 54 scholarships awarded to United States National Guard Members
or Spouses of National Guard members * Up to $10,000 given to each recipient to help cover tuition fees * Areas of study
to choose from include automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business, information technology, criminal
justice and hospitality services.
Hire A Hero Military Community Scholarships * 60 scholarships awarded to United
States Military, honorably discharged veterans and their spouses.
* $2,000 given to each recipient to help cover tuition
fees * Areas of study to choose from include automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business, information
technology, criminal justice and hospitality services.
All American service members, veterans and spouses are encouraged
to apply for the scholarships. The application process involves registering on the Hire A Hero website for free at
www.hireahero.com and uploading a written essay or short video. All applications
are due on or before August 17th and winners will be announced in late August.
About the Armed Forces Support
Foundation - Hire A Hero Program: The Armed Forces Support Foundation (AFSF) was established in 1998 and is organized
as a non-profit entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Through the foundation's Hire
A Hero(tm) program, active and transitioning military personnel, Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their
spouses have access to a unique online community that helps them network into quality job opportunities and training.
The Hire A Hero online community is powered by volunteers who have connections to jobs and training in their hometowns.
Although AFSF was made a legislative priority by NGAUS and was officially noticed in Senate Bill S3833, the foundation
relies on the generosity of the American people to support it. For more information visit www.hireahero.com.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Lincoln
is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. The Company offers
recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology,
health sciences (which includes programs for licensed practical nursing, medical administrative assistants, medical assistants,
dental assistants, and pharmacy technicians), skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln
has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. Lincoln currently operates 37 campuses
in 17 states under five brands: Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln Technical Institute, Nashville Auto-Diesel College,
Southwestern College and Euphoria. Lincoln had a combined average enrollment of approximately 18,100 students as of
December 31, 2006.
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