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“Mail Call for Our Heroes 2012”

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

The 1/6 Hard Marines ~ recipients of Mail Call for Our Heroes 2011

Since 2002 I have been ‘adopting’ troops serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn all over the globe. Our service members have explained to me over and over again, the importance of receiving mail to help them cope with the time away from their loved ones back home. In an effort to uplift spirits and boost morale over the holidays, “The Sky Angel” is doing my fifth annual “Mail Call for Our Heroes”.

My goal: To raise $5,000 for holiday care packages (including Christmas trees with all the decorations, calling cards for the troops to use while the transition from country to country and don’t have access to the internet, and so much more!) for Marine & Army units I am currently supporting in  Afghanistan, & Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.  The money raised will also include the cost of postage to get the items to our deployed troops and care packages throughout the year if there is any extra. 🙂

The second aspect of this project, is to collect 4,000 individual cards, letters, or notes so each service member in each unit I am supporting will have a piece of mail to open over the holidays. It would be wonderful for you to express your thoughts to any of the service members in these units, so they feel a little less lonely as they serve our country far away from their loved ones. Please get your children’s schools, girl/boy scouts, senior citizens homes, churches, social clubs, and families involved!

To be a part of this special project for our heroes away from home, please send donations (checks should be payable to Robin Schmidt) to the address below. If you would like to use a credit card or make a donation online, you can do so via PayPal to the email address of (or clicking on the donate button at the top of  ) .

Every year our troops have been ecstatic with how much I have been able to send because of the generosity of everyone who got involved.  It was absolutely AMAZING  to see how many people came together from the far reaches of earth, to take care of our 1/6 “Hard” Marines last year.  One of the Marines from that unit continues to call me regularly to tell me how much those random acts of kindness meant to him and his battle buddies.   Thank you so much for your continued participation and donations to make a difference for our deployed troops.

Since I am already receiving emails asking where the  cards will be going this year, I can tell you that I am supporting the Combat Surgical Hospital in Afghanistan, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany (which includes the  staff as well as our Wounded), a Marine unit at Camp Leatherneck, and a 101st Airborne unit in Afghanistan.  If you write cards for a specific place, please somehow indicate that on your package to me.  The 50 AT&T calling cards will be going to the 101st Airborne Unit.

the office of our deployed troops over the holidays …

The deadline for me to receive any items you want to donate for the care packages themselves; including cards to the troops, contents for packages (including AT&T calling cards), or cash donations need to be arrived in my mailbox no later than Veterans Day (11 November 2012).

My goal is for none of our troops ever feel alone on the battlefield, or when they return home.  Thanks so much for helping to make sure that never happens by making a difference for our valiant heroes through being a part of my project “Mail Call for Our Heroes 2012”!!



“The Sky Angel”

Robin Schmidt ~ PO Box 449 ~ Mercer Island, WA 98040