Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Operation Orphan

Left is Right is shouting-out and everyone should listen and act accordingly:

One of our neighbors, Chris Smith, is on his second tour of duty in Iraq, mainly around Fallujah. Currently his platoon is training Iraqi National Guard Units. However, Chris, who is a very charitable and compassionate person, thought of a great way to help some of the destitute Iraqi children. Here is a portion of the most recent email he sent to his parents on September 13:

The other day I took my platoon out on a patrol in the town of Diwanijah and we stopped off at an orphanage to assess the organization, and see if any coalition funding was needed there. I went in and met dozens of beautiful children of all ages that have virtually nothing. The toys and coloring books you see our American kids with back home is a something you don't see kids with over here. After stopping in that orphanage and at a few day care centers, I quickly thought to myself how great it would be to be able to give these kids some toys, coloring books, or anything that would make a difference to these children. An Iraqi child would have a year's worth of stories to tell from just being given a ball, or one coloring book.

That is why my platoon has started "Operation Orphan" here in Iraq, trying to draw any type of support and assistance we can from the kind hearted Americans back home in Cerritos. I have already contacted some friends, family members, and neighbors back in Cerritos to see if they can assist my platoon in any way getting some toys out here for these kids. Some local churches have been contacted and I am hoping the word will spread to a lot more people.

For anybody, or any organization that would be interested in sending toys or other items to support Operation Orphan, this is what we are suggesting:

- Coloring books and crayons
- Water painting supplies
- Dolls/ Figurines
- Balls ( rubber, soccer, etc.)
- Hot wheels
- Jumping ropes
- Yo-Yo's
- And all the normal stuff a child would enjoy playing with. It doesn't have to be new. Used toys will do just fine also!

Please know that simply ANY type of support, or passing of this information would be greatly appreciated.

Anybody who would like to assist the United States Marine Corps and my platoon with Operation Orphan can send their packages to:

1st Lieutenant Chris Smith
"Operation Orphan"
Alpha Company, 1/4, 11th MEU
UIC 40255
FPO-AP 96610-0255

Email Address: alpharaider1@yahoo.com

If you could please disseminate this information to as many people as possible it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Semper Fidelis,

Christopher M. Smith
1stLt/USMC


Truth to Power: "These kids are in orphanages for only one reason: because our country killed their parents."

*****SHIPPING DEADLINE: OCTOBER 7, 2004**** Do not send out items after this date.

YT's boxing up fun stuff for the kids. Please do so too. It'll do your heart good!

3 Comments:

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate this fuckin Chris Smith. Just who the fuck does he think he is? He and his fellow murderers blow away these kids' innocent parents, and now he thinks he can make up for it by giving the orphaned kids a buncha fuckin COLORING BOOKS?? Books produced by American companies that can now get in on the war spoils!

Chris Smith is truly a monster. I guess if Chris Smith gets killed in Iraq, he'll consider it a fair trade if some Arab company starts making money printing up foreign-language coloring books for HIS orphaned kids. Bloody hypocrite.

--armtornoff

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

Maybe a more useful donation drive would be to gather used prosthetics. Gather used prosthetic arms, hands, legs, knees, feet, elbows, fingers, fake eye-balls, teeth, cranial-replacements, genitals, and other body parts. Perhaps they could call it "Operation Bush Reconstruction"... I think I should patent that idea, whaddya say???

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Holy Crapitola! You guys are in rear form tonight.

Armtornoff, point taken.

DP. Gawwwwwwwwwwwd. You! are wicked. hehe

 

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