Saturday, 22 May 2010

Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow, Military music video tribute

XxMajorpainxX — 22 August 2009 — just heard BB's new single, the army suddenly came to mind....and army of 2 lol, enjoy :) oh and the little sliver of the other song is also by breaking benjamin, called diary of jane

the song is i will not bow by breaking benjamin
the other one is from the diary of jane by breaking benjamin

it is not my is breaking benjamins song....


more about "Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow, M...", posted with vodpod

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Soldiers Angels - May No Soldier go Unloved - Wingtip to Wingtip, Changing Lives One Box at a Time

Soldiers Angels - May No Soldier go Unloved - Wingtip to Wingtip, Changing Lives One Box at a Time

Donate in the spirit of loving creativity that so many people can show in the midst of negativity in this world.

"You don't have to live in the US to Support Soldiers Angels - Adopt a Soldier NOW!"

My involvement with Soldiers Angels is - well I can't tell how or when it began, all I knew is that there was an Earth Angel who had a vision of hope, light and love and wanted to share it with the whole of the USA - and then the world - to support the troops, male and female, who had been deployed to various parts of the world. The enthusiasm, dedication and determination of this organisation cannot help but become inspirational to anyone who has lived in an area or country affected by war and/or poverty or been involved in one way or another with active members of the military, regardless of where in the world it may have been. Soldiers Angels is not only based in the USA but is now an international organisation.

I joined Soldiers Angels and soon became a (PROUD PROUD PROUD <- Did mention extremely proud?) Verified Angel whereafter I could adopt our first hero/shero. Why do soldiers need adopting? There's a wide variety of reasons, which I'll touch on in this page. Why do they get adopted? Because it is the least that can be done by someone who is in a position to supply a small piece of home comfort, a letter, card, anything to say "THANK YOU, YOU ARE REMEMBERED, YOU MAKE US PROUD, WE HOPE THIS SMALL TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION WILL GO SOME WAY IN RELIEVING THE DISCOMFORT OF THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH YOU ARE PROTECTING AND SERVING, OFTEN UNDER HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS."

No, I am not a US Citizen, nor do I live in the USA. I am not a member of the Allied Forces, nor am I in the military, although I have trained with the South African Defence Force (Now SANDF) in South Africa during the height of the African Bush War. I have close friends and family, some of whom have served or are serving in one or the other, some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom, to serve and protect. I remind myself often that the US Military is not just based in the USA, Afghanistan or Iraq, but in Africa and other continents throughout the world. This is the story of Soldiers Angels (I'll refer to it as "SA" within this following passage), and the Motto which is now embedded in my mind and the minds of thousands of Angels worldwide:

May No Soldier Go Unloved
May No Soldier Walk Alone
May No Soldier Be Forgotten
Until They All Come Home

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of providing aide and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and their families. SA was founded by Patti Patton-Bader, mother of two American Soldiers--one who returned home from a year's deployment to Iraq in 2004, and another who began a 15-month deployment to Iraq in late 2007. SA is an international organization with members in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and several friendly countries who support America's men and women in uniform, and were incorporated in the state of Nevada in June of 2003.

SA are a continually-evolving, grassroots organization comprised of more than 200,000 volunteers in over twenty different teams and projects who have developed unique and effective ways to support members of the U.S. military. To date, our volunteers have sent tens of thousands of care packages and hundreds of thousands of letters to deployed service members; have supplied the wounded with First Response Packs directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany, as well as provided care and comfort to those in stateside military and VA facilities; SA have provided emergency aid to military families in need; have partnered with the Department of Defense to provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptops to over 2,600 severely-wounded servicemembers; have provided flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations, and to their families wanting to be with them up return from overseas; SA provided Level III KEVLAR armored blankets to give personnel extra protection in their vehicles when it was needed; SA help to honor the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for freedom and safety. With the assistance of generous supporters , the many volunteers of Soldiers' Angels have accomplished this and much, much more on behalf of the grateful citizens of the United States of America.

SA's slogan, "May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. By working together with a common vision of service, the volunteers of Soldiers' Angels continue to make a visible difference in the lives of veterans, the wounded, deployed service members, and their families.

Contact: SA Public Relations
General PR Materials
Overview (Basic Press Kit)
Media Coverage
Press Releases
Recent News

Activities and Organization
Teams and Programs (scroll down)
Leadership and Structure
Soldiers' Angels Museum

Make a Difference - Adopt a Hero!

Hundreds of heroes are waiting for us. Many of them are waiting a number of weeks for their Angel to come along with personal attention and support.

Soldiers' Angels - Adopt a Hero!

"Are YOU an Angel-in-Waiting?"

As the U.S. military "surges" in Afghanistan, the waiting list will continue to grow, filled with deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines facing danger amid much more austere living conditions than we've seen from Iraq.

If you haven't adopted a soldier, will you adopt one today? If you have an adopted soldier right now, will you invite a friend into Soldiers' Angels or sponsor a one-time care package?

Encouragement and care from a perfect stranger connected with the soldier only by common citizenship means more than words can explain. Just one care package a month and one letter a week can make all the difference for a deployed hero who needs to know that America supports him. For a hero facing huge challenges far from home, just knowing that someone cares can make her day.

  • One-time Care Package Adoption -- a great option if you can't take on the responsibility of long-term support right now. You can have the fun of assembling a great care package whenever you have the opportunity, without having the expense and concern of a big commitment. To get a hero's address for a one-time care package, email

  • Sponsor a Care Package -- the ultimate in simplicity when it comes to showing your support for a deployed service member. You can have a pre-made care package sent in your name with a note of support to a soldier waiting to be adopted. Just visit the Angels Store, pick your favorite package, and tell us to send it to "Any Soldier." We'll make sure it gets to one of the heroes on the waiting list. Packages start at $20, a great bargain when you realize shipping ($10-$13) is included!

How ever you choose to show your support to America's deployed men and women, remember that showing them America has their backs is the best thing you can do for a soldier's mental health and morale. As one military wife recently wrote in a Thank You note, "May it be small or large, a gift from the heart warms the soul."

Please help warm the soul of a hero--every loving act truly makes a difference!

Every Soldiers' Angels volunteer who adopts, joins a team or assists a project helps ensure "No Soldier Go Unloved." Angel volunteers support the troops in two main ways:

Associate Angels participate in the group activities and projects that do not involve personal information about soldiers or families. The tireless work and generosity of these patriots is the foundation of many important Soldiers' Angels projects. Scroll down to see the activities/projects Angels can join.

Verified Angels* have had their identities confirmed, and may participate in the Soldiers' Angels Forum and join any Soldiers' Angels team or project, including instantly adopting a deployed hero! For the deeper level of involvement this requires and the sensitive information shared with these Angels, Soldiers' Angels requires identify verification. Identity is verified through the normal processing of a checking account or credit card donation of as little as one dollar (the option of handling it by phone or letter is available)

From its inception, the focus of Soldiers%u2019 Angels has been: Helping to bring home healthy soldiers.

Soldiers%u2019 Angels Projects in a Glance

Signing up to adopt a Soldier, Sailor, Airmen  or Marine is simple and takes only a few minutes to bring love, light,  hope and support to a hero who has taken the ultimate pledge to support  and protect you!

Service Member Adoptions - Individuals sign up to adopt a service member, providing one letter a week and at least one package a month to deployed service members.

Letter Writing Team - Registered Soldiers' Angels who write to the service members who need additional support.

Living Legends - Soldiers' Angels provides a living tree or a wreath to the families of fallen heroes. This team also aids the families with added comfort and support.

Cards Plus Team - Provides cards of encouragement and support to deployed soldiers and their families.

Chaplain Support Team (CST) - Developed with the help from deployed chaplains, they supply requested chapel items, special appreciation letters, and "baggies from home" giftbags that chaplains can hand out to their soldiers as they provide comfort and assurance to their soldiers that they are not forgotten.

Wounded TLC Team - Angels send cards/letters of support to members of the military who have been wounded to thank them for their service and show they are not forgotten.

Operation SOS: KIDS - Helps humanitarian missions in-country led by service members supported by the Angels.

Hero Flights - Emergency travel & housing assistance for service members & their families.

Project Valour-IT - Provides voice-activated laptop computers and other technology to wounded service members recovering from hand or arm injuries, amputations, or eye or brain injuries to help them feel whole again.

Holiday for Heroes - Provides deployed service members with a holiday gift from home.

Sewing Team - Handmade blankets, helmet liners, sand scarves, cool scarves, and numerous "comfort items" for deployed, wounded and veterans.

K-9 Support - Extra TLC for military working dogs and their handlers during deployments.

First Response Backpacks - Package of toiletries, clothing, a handmade blanket and personal note for wounded soldiers, etc., given out at combat support and stateside hospitals.

Veterans Assistance - Supports patients at veterans' medical centers, nursing homes and Stand Downs, including Vet Packs to those needing extra assistance.

Angel Bakers - Sends specially made treats to deployed units needing extra Angel love.

Ladies of Liberty - Offering unique support to the deployed and wounded female heroes.

Secure Donations can be made Online via this page

Or Donate via the official Sodiels' Amgels Website Secure Payment

This Lens is dedicated to those selfless warriors and their Angels. Please show your support.

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit that encompasses over 20 different teams and programs. They send letters, care packages, and comfort items to deployed American service members, and we support their families here at home.

We at Squidoo passionately believe in creating new ways to support good causes online. By making a donation to Soldiers Angels from this page, you are sending money directly to that organization, in whatever amount you want. We don't touch it. We don't even see it. The author of this page doesn't either. And if you made it this far, thanks for caring.

"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
- General Dwight D Eisenhower

"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right,
as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the world we105re in, to bind up the nation's wounds."
- Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address, 1865

Support the Troops - Adopt a Soldier and Send a gift!

The Soldiers' Angels warehouse is in need of supplies! Please help restock our shelves.
We will be sending out care packs throughout the year again to all our U.S. men & women in uniform.

~ Thank You for Your Support ~

Where to Ship:
Please include inside your shipping boxes a list of items with your contact information and an estimated value. Ship to:
Soldiers' Angels
112 Greenhill Road
Ramseur, NC 27316

(east of the Mississippi)

Soldiers' Angels
4408 N PanAm Expwy San Antonio, TX 78218
(west of the Mississippi)

For monetary online donations please visit our secure website at

For more information contact

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting the troops since 2003

Saturday, 08 May 2010

Ram and Zac Brown Band Team Up for Letter for Lyrics

On May 10, executives from Chrysler Group LLC, Zac Brown Band and Soldiers' Angels stood wingtip-to-wingtip to announce the launch of Letters For Lyrics, a massive, nationwide effort to send one million letters to support our U.S. troops stationed across the world.

more about "Ram and Zac Brown Band Team Up for Le...", posted with vodpod

Friday, 26 March 2010

Books for the Barrios + Trust In Education join together to provide Education to 400 kids in war-torn Afghanistan « War of the Worlds – In War and In Peace

Books for the Barrios + Trust In Education join together to provide Education to 400 kids in war-torn Afghanistan « War of the Worlds – In War and In Peace

Wonderful New & Exciting Project…. We could use all the support we can get and would appreciate you re-posting this to your own social media profiles. such as Facebook, Twitter, My Space, DIGG etc… Thank you so very much!! You can find ways to donate or help Books for the Barrios, a registered Non Profit Organisation working to improve the lives and education of children throughout the world, proiding that glimmer of hope at


Please remember that no donation is too small or insignificant. We work with thousands of children throughout strife-ridden areas of the world, providing educational materials, training teachers, building schools and libraries, and coordinating fundraising and undertaking feeding schemes..

No little person can learn on an empty tummy.. :(

From Nancy Harrington, President of Books For The Barrios

“…as of last night, we are committed to work with Trust In Education to provide educational materials and books for a new school for 400 girls in Afghanistan!!… the name of the place in Afghanistan is FARZA, about 25 miles north of Kabul….there are teachers there but no building yet….the donations will not leave until the end of April which is fine….this new contact takes care of all the logistics etc….met the Ambassador last night….smart and committed….Nabi says not many kids learn English there but I convinced him it is a MUST….I am packing this all myself so all the books are culturally appropriate…I need learning toys and games….he said the stuffed toys will be a big hit…and, next year, Dan and I want to go there!!

Who is TIE The Journey Donate Now

Books for the Barrios – Donate online
Make your donation online using Paypal’s secure server
Your donation through Paypal is secure and private. You control the use of your name, and their secure server protects your financial information and safely transfers your credit card donation. Paypal promises never to sell, trade, or give your name to any other groups. Click the “PayPal Donate” button below to make a donation. A new window will open so that you can easily remain on this website after your donation is finalized.

A new window will open with this same logo. Please click that logo to be re-directed to our secure PayPal Donation page.
What is PayPal? Click this PayPal logo to find out.
PayPalClick here to visit PayPal’s website for more information.

Make your donation online throught JustGive.Org
Donate through
Find out more about

A bit about TIE – Trust In Education


Education when combined with health care and economic development programs provide immediate relief and are the solutions to ending cyclical poverty. All programs are implemented in partnership with the community, thereby empowering Afghan communities with control over their lives.

Trust in Education (TIE) is a grass roots, non-profit organization founded in May 2003 to provide health care, education and economic development programs in Afghanistan. An equal amount of time is devoted to educating Americans about our involvement in Afghanistan, past, present and future. TIE connects American communities and Afghan villages. Through these exchanges everyone discovers that we share more in common than not and experience the joy of making a substantial and long lasting difference in the lives of thousands.


TIE first provided funding to build a secular school for boys and girls in Lalander, Afghanistan that opened in March, 2005. “Their school” is within a 15-minute walk from home, instead of the three hours it once took to reach schools in Kabul. In March 2006, adult education courses were added thereby enabling both young and old to learn. TIE also funds classes in homes, in response to threats and actions taken by the Taliban. If we provide a safe forum they will come.

In home classes are offered during the winter when the schools are closed. Their appetite for education is insatiable.

Education is the key that unlocks all doors.
Join us in delivering education to Afghans who have had no access for too long.

For more information, please contact:

Trust In Education
P.O. Box 936
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 299-2010

About Us

What We Do

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Contra Costa Times Newspaper Article

Lamorinda Weekly News Article

Afghanistan, Why Should Anyone Care?

Recomended Donation list for Afghanistan

Our Photos

Radio Interviews

Friday, 19 March 2010

Donnette Davis: Michael Yon Library - Distributing Educational Material NPO

Donnette Davis: Michael Yon Library - Distributing Educational Material NPO

Author, columnist, photographer, war correspondent.

Michael Yon Library - Distributing Educational Material NPO

About BOOKS for the BARRIOS

BOOKS for the BARRIOS began in 1981 among U.S. Navy families who were stationed in the Philippines. From 1981 to 1986, they worked closely with other knowledgeable, motivated volunteers as well as the U.S. Navy and Philippines Airlines to distribute hundreds of thousands of books throughout the Philippines. American children play a pivotal role in building and driving the organization's vision and operations. Growth of the organization into a worldwide project has been through the emphasis of the contribution and critical role of all participants, whether staff or volunteers.

Many developing countries are suffering from a “brain drain” losing many of its educated population for opportunities abroad, especially their most qualified teachers. The effects are widespread but strengthening the education is the key element in securing economic development and a better quality of life for citizens around the world.

To date, BOOKS for the BARRIOS has sent over 12 million books overseas, trained teachers in developing countries in a modern method of teaching and established over 50 Model-of-Excellence schools, helping millions of children throughout the world. The organization has expanded allowing it to reach needy schools by directly sending books to Mexico, Honduras, Philippines and Bhutan, as well as providing consulting services to other non-profit organizations who want to help over 140 book-deprived countries.

Today, a mounting debt, economic stagnation and decline and widening disparities among its people continue to plague all developing countries. This is happening on a global scale with widespread effects, but strengthening education is a key element in securing economic development throughout the world.

Michael Yon Library - Distributing Educational Material NPO

Michael Yon is an American author, independent reporter, and blogger. He was embedded with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment (Deuce Four) of the 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq until the end of its deployment in September 2005.

Get Involved - Make A Donation

Wish List for Donation

We always need the following:

* Crayons
* Pencils
* Pens
* Markers
* Scissors
* Glue
* Toys
* Games
* Puzzles
* Stuffed Animals
* K-12 and College Textbooks on:
o Math
o Science
o English
o Encyclopedias
o Dictionaries (1985 or newer)
* Clean scrap paper
* Butcher paper
* Bulletin board borders
* National Geographic Magazine
* Bedtime Story Books
* Baseball Gloves
* Athletic Gear
* Equipment
* Tennis Balls
* Children’s Learning CDs
* Working Computer Systems: Pentium-3 Level (or better)
* New or Partially Used Workbooks
* Arts and Crafts Supplies (sequins, stickers, etc.)
* School and classroom materials

The mission of BOOKS for the BARRIOS is to strengthen public elementary school education worldwide, equal access to quality education to all children, most especially the disadvantaged children. We have many programs designed to help students and teachers, both at home in the U.S. and throughout the world. Over the past two decades, BOOKS for the BARRIOS has made a major impact on education in many impoverished areas of the world and on the awareness of U.S. children. The following are our major programs and some of our proudest accomplishments.
  • International Education ( 1 Article )
    Learn about how we collect an ship educational material, set up Model-Of-Excellence Schools, and provide needed educational training for rural educators.
  • Field Trip ( 1 Article )
    See how we involve U.S. children in the process of helping their overseas counterparts through educational field trips.
  • Environmental ( 1 Article )
    We help sustain the global and U.S. environment by diverting at least 700,000 pounds of valuable books and learning tools heading to U.S. landfills yearly.
  • Global Development ( 1 Article )
    We offer consulting services for replicating our model in U.S. cities and developing countries, and our Global Pupils' E-mail Program has nearly 40,000 participants.
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction ( 1 Article )
    We work closely with American military combat forces in conflict areas by sharing our resources to support their local humanitarian aid projects.

TOYS for TROOPS: Help the Troops Help Children in Need during the Holidays

This holiday season BOOKS for the BARRIOS will be collecting TOYS for TROOPS...

so start collecting new/used educational supplies now. These toys will go to the American Special Forces engaged in the war on terror. BOOKS for the BARRIOS provides educational resources to support their humanitarian projects. They have recognized that education is key to their peacekeeping efforts. Terrorism posses a serious threat, as Al Qaeda and other groups are active in the Philippines. Please support our troops' global humantarian mission to create peace through their education

BOOKS for the BARRIOS would love to share more information with you. If you have any questions about BOOKS for the BARRIOS in general, donations, individual and group volunteering, internships, or to schedule a field trip, Please feel free to contact us using the information below. You can also read our FAQ Page to find answers to your questions.

Drop-off Hours:
Monday - Friday
9am - 2pm or by appointment.

Contact us at:

2350 Whitman Road, Suite D,
Concord, CA 94518
Google Maps

Phone (925) 687-7701
Fax (925) 687-8298 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website questions or issues:

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Revision3 > Haiti Relief Resources

Revision3 > Haiti Relief Resources

Direct Relief International

Revision3 and Digg have teamed up to create a fund to raise money for Haiti. Please help us reach our goal of $100,000 by contributing to Direct Relief International. 100 percent of the funds will go directly to relief efforts in Haiti. Together, we can make a huge impact. Thanks.

Monday, 08 March 2010

CARE: Sign the Petition : Women Against Violence


Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights in the world. This violence takes many forms including: physical, sexual and psychological abuse, as well as harmful cultural practices such as forced child marriage. According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 percent of women and girls in some countries experience domestic violence. Almost every day, we hear and read about domestic violence, sexual abuse and "honor" killings. These cases are the ones that make the news; so many more go uncovered, even unreported.

This type of violence has extensive health and social consequences for individuals, families and communities. Violence against women and girls reduces their contributions to development, inflicts costs on national economies and undermines poverty reduction efforts. In short, acts of violence against women and girls prevent individuals, families and whole communities from escaping poverty.

Sign the petition above to call for an end to these atrocities right now. Together, we can make ending violence against women a priority.

*CARE will gather the signatures and deliver them to our elected officials with the message that more must and can be done to address gender-based violence.