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Taking care of our own (No death gratuity has others stepping up to help)

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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 I was looking for links to find a way to donate to the families of the four soldiers killed on the 6th in Afghanistan since the government is not paying death gratuities. I found a couple links but I also found an article that says Fisher House and Lead the Way Inc are taking care of travel expenses to Dover for the families.

Nice to see that the organizations close to the military are taking care of their own.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/10/08/shutdown-delays-benefits-to-families-of-war-dead/

Link to donate to the family of Sgt. Peters:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6cHie?psid=4ce8002ebb444d3b921273d44b5eeccb

I will update with other links as I find them.

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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violinjewel
by Julia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 1:05 AM
Bumping this.
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Okie-chick
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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mlogsdon
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:01 AM
Thanks for sharing. It's good to see that some people are stepping up.
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anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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 Thank you for sharing these links.  I am still pretty much dumb founded by the lack of action by those in Washington.  Just when I thought I could not lose any more respect for them...this happens.  Respect is in the negative numbers now,.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Thanks for sharing.

lil_Army_Wife05
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:34 AM

BUMP!

Katkinson
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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I like fisher house.  We've donated to them a few times.  They also sell branch-specific "livestrong bands" and "dog tags" at wal-mart where a percentage of the sales go towards funding their mission.  It's a great organization!  But I am glad you posted this, this was info I wanted to know!

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