Thursday, July 3, 2008

QuincyGOP Launches New Blog, Helps The Soldiers

The Quincy GOP just launched a new website, and also are doing their part to help our brave men and women. From a press release:

Quincy Republicans team with CarePacks to conduct

‘Letters for Injured Soldiers’ drive

The Quincy Republican City Committee is joining forces with Weymouth’s CarePacks to collect letters for injured U.S. servicemen.
The letters will be delivered by CarePacks along with 10 Nintendo Wiis and 10 37” LCD TVs to the physical therapy departments at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital next month.
“Many of these injured servicemen have lost limbs or been otherwise gravely injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq,” said Jennifer Logue, chairman of Quincy’s Republican City Committee. “This is a great opportunity for local residents to say ‘Thank you’ and to show our troops that we appreciate their service and their sacrifice in the name of freedom.”
Letters and cards are welcome from both adults and children, and may be addressed simply to “U.S. Soldier” or “U.S. Serviceman.” Letters may be dropped off in a specially marked collection box in the lobby of Quincy City Hall until July 31, at which time the letters will be delivered to CarePacks for packaging and delivery to injured servicemen in mid-August.
CarePacks is a non-profit organization—staffed and managed entirely by volunteers—that is dedicated to sending care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded in 2004, CarePacks’ goal is to provide soldiers with supplies to help improve their morale, mental health, and quality of life, and to remind soldiers that they are remembered by people “back home.”
For more information on CarePacks or the letter drive, visit, or call 617-328-1384.