Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Freep this poll! (Soldiers & Body Armor)

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project & My Left Wing

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You go to war with the body armor you have or don't have - as the case may be. Usually, it is a definite LACK of body armor that is the problem.

It is a sad state of affairs when families and support groups need to be the ones buying and supplying body armor to the troops in need instead of the Pentagon. Thousands of soldiers dead and ten's of thousands wounded - many of which die to a lack of sufficient armor.

If you are a frequent reader, you know I founded BooksForSoldiers.com four years ago. Most of what we ship are books, DVDs, CDs, snacks, video games and magazines. Frequently we get requests for other items like tube socks, boots and even once got a request for IV pump batteries. It really strikes our heart when we get a request for body armor.

Military approved body armor goes for about $1000 whereas our standard care package is about $25. This is one of the many reasons we need the money from the VAJoe.com contest. This coming holiday season is going to be brutal with all the new surging troops on top of the extended deployments.

If you have the time, I beg you to take 30 seconds out of your day and help us out.

Click HERE and vote for Books For Soldiers.

To those of you who have voted, thanks.

Never let it be said liberals don't support the troops.

Books For Soldiers, a 501 (c)(3) charity to send free books, dvds and video games to deployed US soldiers.

The contest sponsored by VAJoe.com, they will contribute $2,000 to charitable military organizations next month in its Charity for Charities event. You can vote on your favorite charitable military organizations. The top four charitable organizations and a randomly selected organization will share $2,000 in donations from VAJoe. Books for Soldiers has been included in the event. The top prize is $1000.

The Alexa Traffic Rank for BooksForSoldiers.com is 242,975 and you would not believe our bandwidth bills!

So these next few days, I am asking (begging actually) for your vote for Books For Soldiers. It won't take you 30 seconds to help a liberal out!


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P.S. Thank-you Michael Moore for supporting BFS.

P.P.S. if you just want to donate, click here.