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Old 10-28-2009, 09:49 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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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 11-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #301
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Cool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?
Honestly, it seems (unfortunately) to have run it's course. For now at least. maybe pop it back in 8-12 months and see if more planeteers have friends or family deployed/deploying to re-evaluate.

Just my two cents. If I'm wrong and you start getting another push, then of course go with it.

Or just keep bumping it and F anyone who doesn't like it.....
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:14 AM   #302
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #303
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I have a nephew who just deployed to Afghanistan, but he really hasn't been there long enough to fully appreciate a package, IMO, so send to someone else first. If there are still funds left in a couple of months, maybe he could use one then.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #304
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This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #305
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This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!
May your son be blessed with a sure shot and a safe return (and his family with peace of mind).

BigRedChief has been raising money and sending these out for almost 3 years now. It's a thoughtful and generous thing he's done and it really *is* cool.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:46 PM   #306
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Cool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?
Evidently this idea and thread still has life. Got another $100 in new donations. Went out and bought some new goodies today. We have enough to send out another 4 boxes of goodies.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #307
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Evidently this idea and thread still has life. Got another $100 in new donations. Went out and bought some new goodies today. We have enough to send out another 4 boxes of goodies.
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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This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!
I know you have to worry about him every day, I would. Sometimes we forget about the sacrifice of the families too.
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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.
everyone involved in this knows its not about some jerky and cashews. When you are in a war zone and you get a package from your fellow Americans that raised the money themselves to make your life over there just a little brighter for a brief moment.....that shit is real. I know that they have to think.........."Someone back home, a stranger but fellow citizen cares about what I'm doing, appreciates my sacrifice".

To put that thought in a soldiers head in a war zone, half way around the world, thats worth the effort. And for that reason alone this project shouldn't die until all the troops are out of the war zone.
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New packages went out to the former unit of a Planeteer that is doing their 2nd tour in Afghanistan.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #312
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Just a quick message to those still over there...

We love ya

Happy Thanksgiving

Keep your head on a swivel and come home safe.
Having those volunteers on that wall protecting us, sacrificing for us is defintely something that should be on everyone's "need to thank list" this Thanksgiving.
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I currently deployed to an undisclosed location in SW Asia, the packages from home help make it bearable. Especially when you are away for the holidays. Thank you to all of you for doing this for the troops.
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