[Nfbmo] sending letters to the troups for the holidays

Dacia Cole dacia.luck at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 16:31:03 UTC 2016

Hi everyone, I can't remember if this has been posted before, but if
not, here it is.  Please partidcipate if you're able to do so!!

Fellow Federationists,

Please see the below message from Tara Abella, who heads up the NFB
Community Service Division’s Letters for Troops Program.,

This holiday season, the NFB community service division will be
sending letters to our brave men and women in the military who have or
are currently dedicating their lives to keeping our country safe. The
holidays are often a difficult time for members of the military being
that many of them are separated from their friends and family. We will
be sending our letters to Operation Gratitude, which sends care
packages to troops which will contain our letters. When writing a
letter, please include and consider the following:
1: begin your letter with a salutation. In the salutation, include who
you would like the letter to be sent to; veteran, new recruit,
deployed troop, wounded warrior, or first responder.
2: include one or more paragraphs thanking the individual for their
service and their sacrifice.
3: include one or more paragraphs about your self; occupation,
interest, pets, hobbies, or funny stories to name a few.
4: conclude your letter with thanking them once again for serving.
5: do not include the following: political views, religious views with
the exception of saying you will pray for them, any identifying
information in regards to a miners school, full name, or location,
negativity as we are bringing cheer and positivity this holiday
season. If you are over the age of 18, you may include an address or
email address for the soldier to write back. However, keep in mind
your own privacy when making this decision.
6: email your letters to: Serviceawards at nfbcommunityservice.org

Remember to mention that you are a member of the National Federation
of the Blind.

If you would like to sign your letter for a more personal touch, you
are more than welcome to do so and send a scanned copy which I will
print to be sent. If requested, I also will sign any letters in
Writing a letter will take less than 15 minutes of your day, but be so
very valuable to those who are serving us. I strongly encourage all to
participate and look forward to seeing all of the positive support and
gratitude for our brave men and women. Letters are due December 16th.

 Email me at taranabella0 at gmail.com with questions.

Thank you for all you do,

Tara Abella

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