Veterans Affairs: Be a Secret Santa for Children of a Wounded Warrior
Christmas is just days away, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure every child of a wounded hero on our list gets at least one present from Santa on Christmas morning. So please make the most generous, tax-deductible Christmas donation you can to the 2015 Secret Santa Project, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.
Perhaps you’ll be the Secret Santa who puts a smile on the face of a little girl like the one shown on the right, whose father was severely disabled in the War on Terror.
I don’t want to disappoint even one child of a seriously injured military hero on Christmas morning. And I’m sure you don’t either, Christine. These kids have suffered enough already.
So please help make their Christmas the best it can be, given the circumstances.
As you probably know, we’re trying to surprise as many struggling military families as possible with $500 so they can provide their families with Christmas presents (or pay other urgent bills.)
Because of the long wait for government disability checks, many of these disabled troops and veterans are having trouble paying for food and rent – and buying Christmas gifts for their children could be entirely out of the question.
Your Secret Santa gift could be a godsend for a wounded warrior like retired Army Sgt. Andrew Berry, who has four children and was disabled by a bomb blast in Iraq.
After receiving his $500 Secret Santa check, Andrew wrote back to say,
|“Christmas is my hardest thing because money is so tight. I try to explain to my four boys that Daddy only has so much money to pay bills and for food . . .”|
Many of our faithful supporters give about $70, and if you could do the same our wounded warriors would be deeply grateful. Other friends have been blessed with the ability to give $100, $250 or even $500 or more. Still others are making an equal sacrifice by contributing $50, $35 or $25.
With Christmas just days away, it’s important to give now.
The truth is that right now, you have the power to bring joy and laughter into a wounded hero’s home on Christmas morning.
Of course, these boys and girls will never know where their gifts from Santa really came from. (And they don’t need to know.)
But their parents will know a kindhearted American cared enough to put a smile on the face of the little girl or boy they love so much.
I don’t want even one child of a wounded warrior on our list to end up brokenhearted on Christmas morning, and I know you don’t either.
Please give what you can to the 2015 Secret Santa Project . . . before it’s too late.
And with your gift, we’ll deliver a Thank You and Get Well card in your name to a wounded warrior (or other military hero).
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army, (Ret.)
P.S. I don’t want the children of even one severely disabled military hero to end up heartbroken on Christmas morning by finding nothing from Santa under their Christmas tree, and I know you don’t either.