In early December I had decided to get my craft room organized for the main purpose of making a lot of cards. I wasn't sure who or what organization I was going to do these for, is all I knew is I missed doing this and wanted to get involved again. Just finishing my third book on the Navy Seals I decided I wanted to do something for the soldiers. They go through so much for us every second of every day so I got online and typed into Google "How to help a soldier" There I found Adopt A US Soldier.
On this site you may request a certain branch of the Military if you wish. Since we had family that had been in the Navy I wanted to choose that, but of course I would've been honored to help anyone they gave me. I am not sure I like the title of "Adopt", I think sponsor is a better word for this but I will try to leave my picky side at the doorstep on that one. :)
They are all volunteers, very helpful in the whole process and all questions you could possibly think of are either on their forums or will be happy to help you with. The lady that helped me was responding within minutes, answering a few of my questions and also helping me get around the site and as usual I started chatting as did she, now I feel she is a new friend.
After just three days I got an email on Friday when I got home from work from the soldier they had assigned me. I have barely started this process and already I know this is exactly what I need to do right now. It just feels so good to be able to give someone the attention they are so deserving of and give them things that maybe put a smile on their face for the day. I will be sending him packages every week, you can really do whatever you are comfortable with. If anyone out there is looking to do something like this, I highly recommend this site.