Theodore's World: Christmas For Our Wounded Heroes

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November 21, 2006

Christmas For Our Wounded Heroes

Holiday season is here, Thanksgiving and Christmas and spending time with loved ones.

Many of our troops are going to be spending the holidays in Iraq or Afghanistan or deployed to other hostile locations, without their families. Still others will have left there already via medevac. It is for them that Operation Santa was born, and specifically, Operation Santa/Bethesda-Walter Reed:

Our troops give so much every day, we owe them more then we can ever repay. Please join me in thanking them and making sure they have a Christmas.

I know that they'd rather be back with their units in Iraq or Afghanistan AND at home with their loved ones but they can't be either place. They must be there to heal.

I am pleased to announce the newest Operation Santa venture: Operation Santa/Bethesda and Walter Reed. It will work mostly the same was as the other Operation Santas. We want to bring them a stuffed stocking and a little bit of home. Candy canes, cookies, crackers, ornaments, cards, books, dvds, cd's, batteries, new socks.

You can help us do this. You can send some Christmas cheer to a wounded servicemember at Bethesda or Walter Reed. You can donate money, you can donate gift cards from Sam's, Walmart, Target, etc. You can donate material goods.You can make a difference in a servicemember's holiday away from home.

All this is being organized by Carrie, whom you've probably seen around the blogs in comments, and Andi of Andi's World.

From Andi:

You can make a tax-deductible donation here. Please be sure to note that your donation is specifically for Operation Santa/Bethesda and Walter Reed, otherwise your donation will go to the general fund for Operation Santa.

Donations by mail can be sent to:

Marine Corps Family Foundation
4000 Lancaster Drive- Suite 57
Salem, OR 97309

Thanks in advance for your help. It's hard to describe the joy these troops feel when strangers work to ensure that their Christmas is as good as it possibly can be.

If you use Pay Pal - send your donations to, make sure you note that the donation is for Operation Santa--Bethesda/Walter Reed.

Hat tip to:

* Andi's World


* The Cotillion

Posted by Wild Thing at November 21, 2006 12:44 AM


Thank you for promoting such a worthy project. We appreciate it very much.

Posted by: Andi at November 21, 2006 02:40 PM

Hi Andi thank you so much for all you do.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 22, 2006 02:34 AM