Posted: September 26, 2009 - 19:57 CT
We just received an urgent email from our friends at Move America Forward.
They were alerting us to a letter from the frontlines of battle in
Afghanistan written by Colonel Mike Howard who is asking for our
immediate help. The letter was forwarded from For The Troops,
an organization based in Simi Valley, California who contacted MAF when
they heard about the Troopathon.
Colonel Howard is responsible for some 4,500 troops in the 4th Brigade
Combat Team, 25th Infantry which is stationed in some of the most
dangerous provinces of southern Afghanistan. The 4th BCT-25th ID
is made up of six regiments nicknamed "The Spartan 6" and the
brigade's motto is "Sparta Lives!" They are operating in several
provinces in southeastern Afghanistan, right on the chaotic border
between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the Taliban are strongest.
Col Howard has asked for help in providing his troops with care packages
and much needed encouragement.
As friends of MAF, we're asking our readers to please answer this call to action from Colonel Howard!! To do this, MAF is announcing the "Answer The Call" campaign to send
care packages to Colonel Howard's troops.
For a limited time (Update: this time period has now expired), all care packages will be sent exclusively to this
unit, the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. They have asked for our
help because of the unusual hardships they are enduring while fighting
the Taliban out in the frontiers of Afghanistan.
We are asking for your assistance, to help MAF raise the money to send
out 4,500 care packages, enough for the whole brigade. So far we have
raised about 25% of the money needed to accomplish this goal, but we
need help! These brave troops are putting their lives on the line
everyday for us. We must help them with the
desperate battle in which these troops are engaged!
Please click on
the banner below to help out. God Bless.