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Letter: ‘Our Military Kids’

To the Editor:

I would like to offer up a big thank you to all who helped out last year with our Christmas gift wish list. We ended up providing Christmas gifts to more than 40 families, making Christmas really special for 96 kids. We are teaming up again this year with Our Military Kids to bring some extra holiday cheer to the children of 40 of our injured and fallen service members. I’m hoping everyone will check out this list and consider serving as Santa for an individual child or an entire family. It's a great option for a company or office to consider. We ask that you budget $150 per child.

All you have to do is give me a call (703-999-5812) or drop an e-mail to: Santa@bobnelsonteam.com to let him know which child/family from the Christmas Gift Wish List (see www.bobnelsonteam.com) that you would like to adopt this Christmas. We will give you the contact info for the family so that you can get gift ideas from them, and then you can simply send your gift(s) directly to the family. I would also encourage you to visit www.ourmilitarykids.org to learn more about this wonderful grassroots organization.

The list will be posted until Christmas and will be updated over the next few weeks. You can follow our progress at my website: www.bobnelsonteam.com.

Last year’s overwhelming response helped to bring gifts to nearly 100 kids. Not only that, but several of you stepped up and bought Christmas dinners for some of the families.

This comment from one family who received our help last year shows just what this means to these families:

"As I sit here crying and wondering how I’m going to pay my bills, I got your email concerning the Christmas Gift Wish List. All I can say is thank you!"

We hope you can find it in your heart to help us out with this great cause this year. It will make a tremendous difference in a family's life.

Thanks as always for your support.

Bob Nelson