Monday, November 29, 2010

Help keep our troops warm

One of the things that is so nice about having blog and twitter followers and the people in this fandom is that we are able to work together to help others. Some of you may remember Shaun, the soldier featured in my "Real Men Read Twilight" series. He also wrote a guest post during our Eclipse discussion. Shaun is currently deployed to Afghanistan and he's given us a great idea on how to help support the troops. From his facebook page...

OK so a lot of you have been asking me about what you could possibly send and is there anyway to help out the troops. Yes there is and what we could use is some hand warmers. You know the kind that you shake up and put in your pockets. It is starting to get very cold out here and we don't have very good heat sources ...for our troops in the towers and on the line. These would go a long way in raising the troops' morale.

<--This is the kind of thing that he's talking about. They can use this type of hand warmers, foot warmers and body warmers. Anything like this to help keep them warm.You DO NOT have to purchase a whole box or order them from Amazon. Every set helps keep someone warm and will make a difference.

I'm ashamed to say that it never occurred to me that the cold was an issue in Afghanistan, but the winter there can bring days with highs around 10 degrees F and lows around -10 degrees F. Those winter temperatures can last until March or April.

This is the perfect time of year to think of the troops and do something for them. If you are interested in sending some of these, you can either send them directly yourself or send them to me for shipment. Just email me or send me a message on twitter and I'll be glad to get you all the information that you need. If you order them on amazon, you can actually have them shipped directly. A nice little benefit!

Let's work together to make this a successful effort! If you'd like to keep up with Shaun, he has a new blog, From Afghanistan With Love. I highly recommend it.


Shaun said...

Thank you so much. You can definitely reach a lot more people than I can. And thank everyone who is willing to send out some things. It is greatly appreciated.

Jules said...

I would love to send some hand warmers to the troops. I have a few cases in my amazon cart but I don't know where to send it. Could you please provide me with an address? That would be very helpful.

Thanks to the troops for all you do. We love you! USA

Amber (EyesofAmber) said...


Send me your email address at and I'll be glad to email you the address.
Sorry that I've taken so long in responding to your comment. Thank you for your willingness to help out!