I hope that many people will consider supporting this effort. I know I will.
Later this month, thousands upon thousands of our nation’s veterans will be spending the holidays away from their families while recuperating in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals. Drastically under-funded VA budgets mean that long-distance calls for the patients aren’t covered – and on a veteran’s pension, phone charges can really mount up.
So while others talk the talk about supporting the troops, we’re going to walk the walk – and support our veterans by giving them phone cards so they can call their loved ones over the holidays.
There are two ways you can help get phone cards to veterans this holiday season:
Donate to Help Buy the Cards
$5, $10 or $20 will make a big difference; a $20 contribution will mean that six veterans each get two hours of long-distance calls to their families. Click here for more information and to contribute: http://www.workingassets.com/phonecardsforveterans
Help Us Deliver the Cards In Person
We’re setting up visits to VA Hospitals all over the country on December 18th to deliver the donated phone cards in person. Click here to find the VA facility nearest you and sign up to help with delivery: http://www.workingassets.com/phonecarddeliveryvisits
This is a joint project of Working Assets, CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, Gold Star Families for Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War.
We hope you can participate; just click on one of the links above!
- Veterans For Peace
David Cline, VFP Board of Directors President
Michael T. McPhearson, Executive Director