November 12, 2004

Troop Support Update

Matt is reporting on some major corporations which are doing things to support the troops. This is of course a good thing, but a large business can easily justify the expense as good public, customer and employee relations. Not to demean their generosity, but Sears has pretty good odds of not having to pay off on that five year promise.

What is truly impressive is when a small business puts together an effort to support the troops. I stopped by the office of the people who had the idea to
take a soldier to the movies to drop off our donation. The entire place was taken up with cartons full of DVDs and the other things which make up the movie experience: microwave popcorn, Good n' Plenties and lemonade mix. This is a mom and pop accounting firm, and they are handling their clients' books in this chaos.

I am pleased to report that the movie drive is taking off. They told me that everything in the boxes I saw had been donated this week, that another donation centers has sprung, and that, as I had predicted, other units besides the one their son is serving in are on the receiving end. If you aren't up for collecting the full experience, they welcome monetary donations and previously viewed DVDs, so do what you can to take a soldier to the movies.

Posted by triticale at November 12, 2004 08:20 PM
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