<--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.
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.
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.