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cupojafa 09-25-2007 03:36 AM

Greeting for our Troops!
 
Hello everyone! My DH left for Iraq Saturday with the 101st (this is his third deployment). I know that others send cards to troops and I would like to spread that love. My plan is to send blank cards to my husbands unit to help keep the communication flow between soldiers and their families. Any and all occasion cards are needed. I plan to send the first shipment by Oct. 24th. If anyone has a few extras or time to make a few I know they would be much appreciated. You can mail them to me at:

Jen Alonso
2001 B Shanahan Drive
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Thank you all for your support!
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karentom 09-25-2007 03:49 AM

Hey Jen,
I am the organizer of the Nashville Scrappers and Stampers. Our membership reaches Middle TN and Southern KY. So we are neighbors. Please post this on our Message Board.
http://scrapbook.meetup.com/108/boards/

Karen S

LateBlossom 09-25-2007 04:07 AM

Jen,

Blessings to you and your husband! I'll see what I can pull together for you.

cupojafa 09-25-2007 04:27 AM

Thank you Susan!
Karen I signed up for the meetup group. Looks like fun...Thanks!

LateBlossom 09-25-2007 07:07 AM

Jen,

I went through my stash and pulled 20 cards to send--it's a start. They range from birthday cards for kids to Christmas cards. They'll be on their way to you soon.

Hugs!

hollylogic 09-25-2007 08:14 AM

Hi Jen!

I keep a master list of card drive threads in the Need a Lift forum.

If you start a thread there with the info in your first post, I'll add it to the list. . .

Good luck on your drive!

lovetostamp569 09-25-2007 08:33 AM

I will try to get some out in the next few weeks.

cupojafa 09-25-2007 09:30 AM

Thank you Susan, Holly and Lovetostamp569

sprtchick 09-25-2007 10:28 AM

Jen if you will send me a PM with your husbands apo address I will send some boxes directly to him in the War zone. I do it all day long...well feels like it anyway. I would love to supply them with some cards.

cupojafa 09-25-2007 03:41 PM

I will do. He just e-mail today that they all arrived safely. It may be a few days before I have the apo address. Thank you for all you have done...that's just amazing!


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Originally Posted by sprtchick (Post 7292317)
Jen if you will send me a PM with your husbands apo address I will send some boxes directly to him in the War zone. I do it all day long...well feels like it anyway. I would love to supply them with some cards.


imataloss 09-25-2007 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cupojafa (Post 7294994)
I will do. He just e-mail today that they all arrived safely. It may be a few days before I have the apo address. Thank you for all you have done...that's just amazing!

I think what our troops and their family's do is AMAZING!! Thank you!!!!! I'll be sending a box out this week!

cupojafa 09-25-2007 04:28 PM

Thank you Mary!

cupojafa 09-25-2007 06:55 PM

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airbornewife 09-25-2007 07:12 PM

My brother left on Saturday with the 101st also.. his third deployment as well. My other brother is leaving in January for his third deployment, but he is going to Afghanistan. I am going to pass along your name/info to my mom and sister in law.. they both live in Clarksville. Pam

cupojafa 09-26-2007 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by airbornewife (Post 7297080)
My brother left on Saturday with the 101st also.. his third deployment as well. My other brother is leaving in January for his third deployment, but he is going to Afghanistan. I am going to pass along your name/info to my mom and sister in law.. they both live in Clarksville. Pam

thanks for passing this along. I've had a few contact me from this area and was thinking of maybe having a get together to make cards for the troops???

imataloss 09-26-2007 05:54 AM

btt

cupojafa 09-26-2007 10:47 AM

You ROCK!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LateBlossom (Post 7290509)
Jen,

I went through my stash and pulled 20 cards to send--it's a start. They range from birthday cards for kids to Christmas cards. They'll be on their way to you soon.

Hugs!

Holy smokes! I can't believe how fast that was! The first box of cards came today from Susan (LateBlossom)! Thank you so much!!!! I know these will be much appreciated.
Susan you ROCK!
Jen

tmd95 09-26-2007 12:55 PM

Holy cr*p....didn't you just post this yesterday? Way to go LateBlossom and thank you for supporting our soldiers!

dandygrove 09-26-2007 02:04 PM

Just to make sure that I am reading correctly when you say "blank cards" - you mean you do not want any sentiments inside? (So that they can use them as note cards?) Do you want sentiments on the outside?

I'll try to get at least a few in the mail to you sometime soon. My DH is going to a Penn State game in a couple weeks - could be a good day to concentrate on something like that :)

cupojafa 09-26-2007 02:26 PM

Either way is fine. I've been doing a little of both. I've also received some with and without.
Thank you!

cupojafa 09-26-2007 05:52 PM

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cupojafa 09-27-2007 01:43 AM

Morning!

tmd95 09-27-2007 03:12 AM

You're up early! ;)

LateBlossom 09-27-2007 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by tmd95 (Post 7303670)
Holy cr*p....didn't you just post this yesterday? Way to go LateBlossom and thank you for supporting our soldiers!

You're welcome. DH just retired from 20 years in the Air Force, most of it flying B-1 bombers as an I-WSO. But he spent 2 years as a jump ALO with the 75th Ranger Regiment out of Ft. Benning. Our respect for the men and women on the ground grew immeasurably during that time. I am happy and honored to be able to do something for them.

cupojafa 09-27-2007 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by tmd95 (Post 7308247)
You're up early! ;)

I'm always up early:rolleyes: . I have two little ones that get up around 5:30am. So, to get some 'me' time I get up around 4-4:30. Plus, that's when my DH would normally be heading out the door for work and I've always gotten up with him. I guess it's my enternal alarm clock:) .

kbeth2002 09-27-2007 03:54 AM

Hello! I'm about an 45-hour south of Ft.Campbell. I would love to send some cards to you. I'll check my stash today and see what I come up with. May have to play today and make some new ones too! :)
Any more thought on if you'll be getting together to make up some cards. I'd love to join if you do!
Have a great day! :)

imataloss 09-27-2007 06:22 AM

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cupojafa 09-27-2007 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbeth2002 (Post 7308478)
Hello! I'm about an 45-hour south of Ft.Campbell. I would love to send some cards to you. I'll check my stash today and see what I come up with. May have to play today and make some new ones too! :)
Any more thought on if you'll be getting together to make up some cards. I'd love to join if you do!
Have a great day! :)

Thank you! As for the get together that was a passing thought but if enough people in the area are interested I'd love to. My home is always open to a day of crafting. I have enough table space for 6. Once the kids and I make it through this adjustment period I'll look into posting a thread about a get together. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks again!

cupojafa 09-27-2007 06:35 AM

Mary...thanks for the bumps!

imataloss 09-27-2007 01:16 PM

Jen,
I just got home from the post office. My box is on the way!!

cupojafa 09-28-2007 03:30 AM

Looking forward to your package! Thanks Mary!

cupojafa 09-28-2007 06:16 PM

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SouthernStorm 09-28-2007 06:37 PM

Jen, my nephew also left Sat. with the 101st. This will be his third tour also. I've already started a box of cards to send to his group. It is wonderful that you're reaching out to help make their stay a little easier... if that is at all possible. May God bless each and every one of them. No one can imagine, without talking to them, what pure hell they live thru 24-7 over there (never one moment of peace). My prayers are continuous for their safety and for all the pain and suffering their families endure without them.
Thank you, Sandi

cupojafa 09-28-2007 06:49 PM

Thank you Stormy!

annieworm 09-28-2007 06:53 PM

Count me in!

I'll be praying for you and your family.

cupojafa 09-29-2007 02:21 AM

Thank you Annie!

cupojafa 09-29-2007 02:23 AM

Thank you Annie!

Francie G. 09-29-2007 05:12 AM

Hi Jen;

We are neighbors. I live in Louisville! I will get some out to you Monday. How about some Christmas cards?

cupojafa 09-29-2007 05:23 AM

Francie...Christmas cards would be great! Thank you!
Oh, and I love Louisville...great city! We've been there a few times...for Abbey Road on the river and to visit the awesome zoo.

cupojafa 09-29-2007 04:38 PM

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


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