Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Help the families of our fallen heros...

On July 28, 2010, there was a fatal C-17 crash at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. The plane crashed during a practice flight for an upcoming airshow, killing all four crew members aboard. This is so heartbreaking and it resonates with us so deeply. We mourn for the lost crew members and their families. These families are going through my husband and I's worst nightmare. All had spouses, many had children, and all have countless other family and friends- all feeling the tremendous loss of their loved ones. In another awful turn of events, one of the wives of the pilots killed, Melanie Malone, just lost her father less than two weeks later in another freak plane crash carrying the former Alaskan senator Ted Stevens.

The spouses in our current squadron wanted to show support for these families. We have decided to collect monetary donations and divide them equally amongst the individual family's preexisting accounts. This way the families can use the accounts for any need- dinners, babysitters, moving expenses, funeral arrangements etc. I built a website and paypal donation account to open up this opportunity to you and the general public. The site has biographies and obituaries, a condolences page to leave comforting messages for the families, and last but not least a donation button. If you would like to directly help these families, we ask that you please donate to this cause.

Thanks for taking the time to help these families, either with kind wishes or donations. Every bit helps!  Please, please, please share this with your email contacts, Facebook friends, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc! The website itself has sharing capabilities to facilitate posting to Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc. I have created an html button for the website if you would like to add it to your site. The button and code can be found on my side bar.


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