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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A call to action: A Marine family needs YOUR help


per Cassy Fiano: GREAT news about the Marine whose house burned down. Per 1st Sgt. Mangrum, there is no more need for donations as the family is literally BURIED in supplies! They have gotten more than enough cash, clothing, household goods, furniture, and other appliances. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and for pitching in to help this Marine family when they needed it most!!

From Cassy Fiano:

Marine returns from Afghanistan – two days later, his house burns down

I have call to action for you all today. This weekend, a Marine with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines returned home to Camp Lejeune from Afghanistan. Two days later, on Valentine’s Day, his house burned down. He was able to get himself, his wife, and his 20-month-old daughter out of the home safely. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the house burned to the ground, and the family lost everything.

I just can’t imagine what they must be going through right now. My husband is due back from Afghanistan relatively soon. To lose our home and everything we owned immediately afterwards would be devastating. I don’t know where this family is staying, but they are in desperate need of any and all household items. Furniture, appliances, clothes, everything they owned is gone. If any of you can find the generosity to donate any household goods or money to this family, it would be so appreciated. I just would hate to think that a Marine could come home from fighting for his country in Afghanistan to a disaster like this, only to have his country fail to support him when he needed it most. [emphasis mine] Please help get the word out. It would mean a lot to not only the family, but to me and the Camp Lejeune community in general....

PLEASE go over to Cassy's place HERE, see what you can do, and PLEASE spread the word. This Marine and his family serve us, now it is our turn to step up.

Thank you...