Monday, October 27, 2008
Support our troops
Jayel Aheram is an active Flickr member and a great photographer currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. You really should read his whole description. I'll just post an excerpt.
Soldiers Organized Services are a group of dedicated volunteers and their mission is to give free rides to servicemembers stranded in the Palm Springs International Airport and return them to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base. The non-profit organization was formed last year when Erica Stone encountered an injured Iraq War veteran who had just been released from the hospital and was returning to Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base. He arrived at the airport at 5:30 p.m. only to find that the last bus to the Marine Corps base had already left thirty minutes prior. He would be stranded at the airport until the morning after. He, as is the case with many of the servicemembers that find themselves in similar situations, could not afford the $150.00 taxi fare ride to the base.
Soldiers Organized Services is organizing a fundraiser in a few weeks, and needs donations to help keep their organization running. I've been "enlisted" to help the cause, by helping to publicize it, and let's face it, this is pretty much the only thing I know how to do.
Oh, and I'll kick in $5 to SOS for every save this gets in DMU.
Uploaded by jakerome on 28 Oct 08, 1.22AM EDT.