WONDERFUL TO BE ON THE TEAM AND TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MO AND JO TEAM WE STARTED THE CAUSE FOR THE SUPPORT FOR OUR BOYS AND GIRLS FIGHTING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SOME FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO, SINCE THEN IT HAS BECOME A FULL TIME JOB FOR BOTH US - BUT THE APPRECIATION THAT WE GET FROM OUR BOYS AND GIRLS IS TREMENDOUS, AND ALSO THEY DO SO NEED OUR SUPPORT.

WE STARTED WITH ONE PARCEL BEING SENT TO A YOUNG DOCTOR WHO WAS IN IRAQ WHEN WE HEARD FROM HER FATHER IN LAW THAT 'SHE LITERALLY DID NOT HAVE ANY BABY WIPES TO WIPE THE MINOR WOUNDS OF THE YOUNG SOLDIERS'. SO THAT STARTED THE CAUSE - AFTER MAKING ENQUIRIES TO ALL OF THE SUPERSTORES AND ASKING FOR THEIR HELP, WHICH WAS NOT FORTHCOMING, WE THEN DECIDED THAT WE WOULD PUT POSTERS IN OUR LOCAL POST OFFICE, PUT FLYERS THROUGH DOORS., ASK THE POSTMASTER TO PUT THE FLYERS IN THE NEWSPAPERS, WHICH WAS A GOOD FOLLOW UP, ASKING FOR BABYWIPES., SWEETS., CREAMS., SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, VASELINE, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSHES., MAGAZINES, SMALL BOOKS, PENS, STATIONERY, SUNCREAMS (HIGH CONTENT).  WE HAD QUITE A RESPONSE, BUT NOTHING LIKE WE EXPECTED., SO WE THEN APPROACHED THE HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS WHERE THE ELDERLY LIVED, NOW THIS WAS A TERRIFIC IDEA., AND THEY HELD TOMBOLAS FOR US AND GAVE GIFTS FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS, THINGS THAT THEY MISSED FROM HOME. SO WE WERE OFF. UP TO DATE WE HAVE SENT 8,397 AND STILL GETTING THE PARCELS OUT TO ALL UNITS THAT WE HAVE NAMES AND ADDRESSES FOR - MOSTLY IN THE FOB'S (FORWARDING OPERATING BASES) WHERE THE BOYS DO NOT HAVE ANY HOME COMFORTS NOR LUXURIES.    I WILL TELL YOU MORE TOMORROW

 

YARLINGTON HOUSING ASSOCIATION HOUSES A LOT OF THE ELDERLY