Some of you may recall that I write a blog post over a year ago about the military support program Dog Tags for Kids. If you missed the post you can read it now.
Today I got an email from Steve Thompson asking me to vote to help get funds for this volunteer program. I voted, and afterwards I got Steve's permission to post his email here.
Two things: You must give your birth date to vote but it does NOT appear anywhere. And this is the additional info Steve sent:
The deadline is February 26th. That would be great if you can get the word out on your blog. Since this will definitely benefit the military men and women, it would be awesome to get them and their loved ones to vote as well! Winning would mean being able to send over 10,000 tags out to ones in harms' way.
Here's the original email (the boldface is mine):
As many of you know, I have been involved with this wonderful project that supports our military families by supplying them with dog tags to send home to their children.
I'm pleased to say that with everyone's help and support, we have now sent over 500,000 tags to our men and women fighting in harm's way. That makes for over 1 million smiles, and is a great way to thank our troops for the job they are sent to do overseas.
Many of you have graciously stepped up to the plate and donated to make this program the success that it has been, and now I have another favor to ask. We have the opportunity to win $2,500 if we can gather the most votes for the person that has unselfishly dedicated herself to making this project a huge success, [DOG TAGS FOR KIDS founder] Rose Sliepka.
She has been entered in a contest for heroes, and we could use your help. Simply go to http://www.care2.com/hero-
For those who are not familiar with our program, you can visit our web site at www.dogtagsforkids.com.
For those in a position to do so, donations are gratefully accepted, but more importantly help us spread the word and get Rose the votes she truly deserves. I thank everyone for their time and trouble and in helping us support our military!
VOTE NOW -- IT TAKES LESS THAN A MINUTE.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. Her newest project is www.FilmsThatSupportOurTroops.com.
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