[nobe-l] Letters for Troops; Get Your Students Involved!

taranabella0 at gmail.com taranabella0 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 14:32:05 UTC 2016

Hello all,

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
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 braille. 
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. Reply to this email with any questions.

Thank you for all you do,

Tara Abella 

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