Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cup of Joe for a Joe

Jim is feeling blechy, with a cold on top of seasonal allergies, so please read this post on our fundraising project to bring a little bit of home to deployed troops. Thank you. Kathi

Those of you who are regular readers will probably remember that Jim's favorite nephew was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

When that happened, we decided to adopt a soldier through Soldier's Angels. We have also supported the Green Beans Coffee's “Cup of Joe for a Joe” project in a small way over the past few years. It is a great way to say “thanks” to our deployed US troops by having a premium coffee delivered into the hands of a grateful service member overseas.

When the “Cup of Joe” project sent me information about collecting for a group donation, I had to say yes!

Sometimes, the troops who receive the coffee write a thank-you note in return. Here is one of the thank-you notes we received. (I removed the soldier’s name for her privacy) Mr. and Mrs. Noland, Thank you for your kind words and the COJ. We are doing great things in Afghanistan and will be back home soon! Take care, 1LT M---- R------, US Army

When we adopted soldiers, our commitment was to support them until their deployment was over. That was usually anywhere from 3 to 12 months. We have decided to support the Cup of Joe for a Joe project until the end of 2014 instead, for this year.

I hope that, as a group, we can provide at least 3,000 deployed troops with coffee by the end of the year. I hope that we can make a significant portion of that contribution by Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Will you please help us meet our goal of 3,000 cups of coffee?

Our group will be a little different than other groups in that we don’t work at the same place, we don’t worship at the same place, we don’t go to the same school, but are united for this common purpose.

Each cup is $2. Please contribute $2, $20, $100, $1,000 – whatever you feel you’d like to contribute to this project to help our service members know they are not forgotten and that we appreciate the sacrifices they make for us every day just for being there.

We will share some of the thank-you notes that come in.

Thank you for supporting our troops in this way! Kathi (You can contribute through the link or donate button on the right.

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