Some of you may know that I've been building CBGs for the troops. Without a "official" way of communication with them(as to who or where) the CBGs are just sent to a quarter master somewhere. Anybody who has served overseas in a combat zone knows about supply Sgts. I'm reaching out to "ANYONE" who values their FREEDOM (I know I do)and would like to give back a token of appreciation, I'm offering you a chance! But I need your help big-time!! Ben 'Gitty' informed me if I can generate enough interest he'd post a group for this project! If you can give a little happiness to just 1 service member, great! 10, 20, 30....even better! If you have ever been deployed, this is way better then a box of moldy cookies.
This has been tried and failed I know! But if I don't try, I failed!! At this time I'm looking for national organizations, where you can go locally in your area and drop off your 'designated' gift! There are other things in the works that I don't want to post yet!
This also goes out to companies and organizations. If you can help, do so! Thanks, KOOL DOG
PS If you have any questions, please post.
What you're doing is a terrific thing, Will.
I'll participate in the group any way I can.
Thank you Glenn! Right now I need the word to get out to as many as possible, so let everyone that you can know!
Thank you for the encouragement.
Wow!I find it unbelievable that with the exception of Glenn, no one else cares! Not even a comment, unreal!
This is a great thing you're doing... One of my employees is in the MC Reserves and is currently in Afghanistan. I hope the cookies I send aren't moldy!
LOL, different place and time. Shipping and logistics has improved immensely since then, so I don't think you have anything to fear! Thank him for me!
Contact " Diane in Chicago" here . https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/Diane
She headed up the first CBGS for service members on the nation , Though discontinued now , I'm sure she can give you some pointers , and do's and don'ts ..tips , etc ... .. and maybe help point you in the right direction.
Here's a link to the old (closed) group , Where you may still find some helpful posts
Thank you Pick for taking time out of your obviously hectic day to help me. I hope all is well on your end and happy to hear Val is better (still in my prayers brother). I fired off a note to Diane seeking her help. Thank you for that! Kool Dog
I copied this from "Diane from Chicago's" site and wanted to share it.
November 11, 2015 at 9:34am
Hi all, I am the guy in the picture on this forum. My name is Matt Borczon and 5 years ago I was stationed on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Wichita Sam sent me a guitar, it is in the picture. Later Diane from Chicago built me a dulcijo that is still one of my treasured instruments. This started a movement that became this group. So on this veterans day I just want to say thank you to all you builders who have helped out all our servicemen. You can not imagine the incredible feeling it is to open a package out in the desert and receive the gift of music in such a unique and incredible way. The good you do for all our troops is beyond measure. I am so proud to be a small part of all of this but it is you who build for our guys who deserve all the thanks. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.....HM1 Matthew Borczon USNR
This is why I do what I do!