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Old 10-28-2009, 10:49 AM  
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Planet members and their kids serving in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support.

I know of one member of Chiefs Planet getting ready to go to Afghaniastan. I know
another that has a son getting ready to deploy. Another that has a son already there. I propose that we raise money and ship some "goddies" over to the units where Chiefs Planet members or their kids are serving our country. To let them know they are not alone, that some of us back here in the USA appreciate their sacrifice and service.

I will personally pay all the shipping costs and coordinate the project.

I will pay all the paypal fees of the members who donate. If you donate $20 to buy goodies for the troops, $20 goes to the troops.

If you want to send a check, or some goodies yourself, donated items, PM me for a mailing address.

If you have a store that has items that would go in the care package and would sell those at cost and or donate, PM me.

100% of the money raised will go to purchase items for the troops. I will update this thread with the progress and post pictures of the "goodies" and items that will be shipped to the troops.

This is not a political thread or idea. The point is to support the Planet members or their kids on a personal level while they are voluntarily putting themselfs in harms way for us.

PM me for the paypal address. If you know of someone serving overseas, PM me and we will put them on the list to recieve a care package

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A thank you card for the planet from the troops over in the sandbox.


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I just wanted to send a shout out to BigRedChief. Most of you don't know, but I am a grunt in the 82nd airborne and I am currently in Afghanistan. Yesterday, after a long week of field work, I came back to the FOB to recharge and what do I see? 2 care packages from BRC. Well me and my boys enjoyed the snacks and we thank you, bud. HOOAH
Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

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That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.

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Old 12-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #166
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We have another 2 donations in hand and another 3 promises of a donation.

If you know someone that needs/deserves a package. PM me.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:06 PM   #167
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If you know someone that needs/deserves a package. PM me.
What this guy said!
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:24 PM   #168
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New care package going out





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Old 01-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #169
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Red do you have a paypal I can send some money to buy goodies for the boys?
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:45 PM   #170
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Guys being a service member stationed overseas I cant tell you how much these meant to me. It takes you to a better place even for just a moment. Hell even if you sent a simple "thank you" note to a random member it means more than you think.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #171
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Red do you have a paypal I can send some money to buy goodies for the boys?
check your pm's
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #172
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Guys being a service member stationed overseas I cant tell you how much these meant to me. It takes you to a better place even for just a moment. Hell even if you sent a simple "thank you" note to a random member it means more than you think.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:57 AM   #173
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Bump for the people that contributed that may have missed the new package going out.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:36 PM   #174
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #175
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new packages getting ready to go out. You know someone that serves and you'd like a package sent to them. Let me know privately or publically.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #176
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In two of these packages I've put some Instant snow in the package. Enough for 3 gallons of snow. You use cold water and you can have a snowball fighet in the desert.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #177
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In two of these packages I've put some Instant snow in the package. Enough for 3 gallons of snow. You use cold water and you can have a snowball fighet in the desert.
That's pretty damn cool! How much is that stuff? I'll send you a little money so you can buy even more of it for them.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #178
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That's pretty damn cool! How much is that stuff? I'll send you a little money so you can buy even more of it for them.
Over $100 in the boxes not counting the shipping that I pay out of my own pocket. It was more expensive this time because of the snow.

Pm me and I'll send you a paypal address.
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Over $100 in the boxes not counting the shipping that I pay out of my own pocket. It was more expensive this time because of the snow.

Pm me and I'll send you a paypal address.
PM Sent - I was actually specifically wondering how much the snow stuff was. I'll bet that will give some troops some well-deserved fun!
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:34 PM   #180
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Instant snow? dude, thats gotta be one of the coolest gifts people send those guys, you know they love that sheet.
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