NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
36°
H 45° L 33°
Cloudy | 22MPH

Donate to the troops at St. Francis Days

Sept. 4, 2009

WISCONSIN WE CARE AND OPERATION PATRIOTISM JOIN FORCES

 

In January 2006 I received what I thought was “the best” gift ever. My sister had given me a beautiful painting for my birthday and I could barely express my gratitude. Often, when someone astounds you by sacrificing their time, talent, and treasure for your benefit, you simply are left speechless.

 

In the same way, despite my normal chatty demeanor, I often find myself subdued and silent when trying to express my appreciation towards the 1.3 million troops on active duty, the nearly 700,000 civilian personnel, and an additional 1.1 million National Guard and Reserve forces. The honesty of it is this: these men and women sacrifice all they have for you and for me. That is the best gift of all time.

 

A chance for you to say thank you is here. Through the combined efforts of my platform, Operation Patriotism, and the local organization, Wisconsin We Care, you can give of your time, talent, and treasure to our brave men and women serving overseas. We will collect any donations during the St. Francis Days celebration taking place on September 3-6, 2009.

 

The following items are recommended for donation: travel sized personal hygiene products, non-perishable canned food items, batteries, white socks, books, playing cards, gum, candy, magazines, crosswords and search puzzles, etc. The items we collect will be packaged at the Wisconsin We Care facility by a local youth group and will be shipped to our troops.

 

I am honored to work with Wisconsin We Care to show support and love to our troops. I hope that this event acts as a catalyst for patriotism and gives you an opportunity to show your gratitude through your actions, especially when the right words are hard to come by.

 

Thank you for supporting this great cause.

 

 

For more information go to www.wiwecare.com

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Hale Interchange ramp to reopen Friday 10/30

» Photo Gallery: WIAA state soccer tourney day one 10/30

» Root River Theatre continues local talent search for winter production 10/30

» Man hits workers with gravel because construction made it difficult to get into his driveway 10/30

» Helicopter helps place HVAC units on Meijer at Drexel Town Square 10/29

» Elderly resident with asthma trapped in elevator at Country View Retirement Home 10/29

» Building residents cited after fight breaks out about mail 10/28

» Poll: Who will win Level 2 game: Franklin or Oak Creek? 10/28

» Raising the American flag(s): support for Greendale Veterans Memorial remains strong 10/28

» In a new proposed OCFSD course, students would build a house 10/27

» Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason 10/27

» Franklin defense locks down Kenosha Bradford 10/25

» Preps football photos of the week: Level 1 10/24

» Franklin Police investigate armed robbery at North Shore Bank 10/24

» Franklin boys volleyball team wins Southeast divisional title 10/22

» Glen Morrow hired as new Franklin City Engineer 10/22

» Poll: Which area team will win a state football title? 10/22

» Franklin's EDC remains clouded in political dust-up 10/21

» Man arrested for fraud after ordering food, passing out and leaving eatery 10/21

» Teen drug use, prevention panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 30 10/21

» Early voting now open at Oak Creek City Hall 10/21

» County Supervisor Steve Taylor to host Oak Creek town hall meeting on Wednesday 10/20

» County Supervisor Steve Taylor to host Hales Corners town hall meeting on Wednesday 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

CONNECT