Thursday, March 19, 2009

Help Bataan Memorial Death March Raise Funds for Homes for Our Troops

On Facebook I got a message from Goli Motar about a project to raise funds to have a home built through Homes for Our Troops for badly wounded SGT David Battle. Read Goli's Facebook message and then click on the link provided below to donate funds.

Subject: Homes for Our Troops

Dear friends and family,

In March, our team will be heading to White Sands, New Mexico, to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March, a 26.2 mile march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the difficulties facing severely wounded service men and women upon their return to the United States from combat.

SGT David Battle, a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, was severely wounded while serving in Iraq during combat operations on December 18, 2007.

Homes for Our Troops, a charitable organization that provides specially adapted homes for wounded soldiers, is building SGT David Battle a home in Baltimore, Maryland. All donations we raise during the march will go to building this home for SGT Battle and his family.

Our team currently consists of six members -- five members of the military and one civilian:

CPT Adam Tiffen
CPT Brian Borakove
CPT Peter Goff
1LT Jarred Fishman
2LT Jason Bariatti
and Yochi Dreazen, our hardcore civilian friend!

Our collective goal is to raise $5,000. Please give what you can, and be kind enough to forward this along to others so that they might participate.

As we train for the march, we will be posting periodic updates and photographs showing our progress. Please feel free to contact us and offer your encouragement and support!


Donate now!

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at PZ the Do-Gooder Scrooge and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Great project, Phyllis. I'll be posting on my War Peace Tolerance blog ( and pointing back to yours for details.

You readers might like to know there is a permanent segment on that blog; it's of resources for ways people can support our troops in better ways than passing pictures around to people's e-mails. (-:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of Tracings, a chapbook of poetry honored by the Military Writers Society of America

Phyllis Zimbler Miller said...

Carolyn --

Thanks so much for this comment, and I hope my readers visit your blog to learn about ways to support our troops.