Saturday, December 22, 2007

Buy a Soldier a Phone Card

Moveon.org:

This winter, thousands of U.S. servicemen and women are spending the holidays far away from their families, and calling home can cost them a large part of their paycheck. Troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the globe actually have to pay for phone calls to the U.S.—and many of them just don't have a lot of money to spare. Imagine being stuck in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Korea and being unable to afford a call to your spouse or kids on Christmas or New Year's Eve.

That's why we're helping the USO to provide thousands of phone cards to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world to let them call their friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

These phone cards don't cost a lot—only $15 each, but they are incredibly valuable, providing about 45 minutes of talk-time and holiday wishes for service members.

Can you give $15 to buy a phone card for troops stationed overseas?
Click here to help out.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I buy phone cards for the troops every year. One of my best friends served 18 months in the Middle East and phone cards were by far the favorite thing to receive.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I thought it was a great idea when I first read about it.

    If I was serving, I think a phone card to help me call home over the holidays would be worth more than gold.

    Hopefully they sell a lot of them.

    ReplyDelete