Saturday, July 02, 2005

Foundations of Help, Foundations of Hope

Many have decried the fact that Pres. Bush has not asked Americans to sacrifice, as was done in WWII. One major reason he hasn't done so is we don't need to sacrifice. We don't need to sacrifice anything. We are not a poor nation short on natural resources, knowledge, and ability. We are a rich nation in every regard; our cup runneth over.

But still, amongst all this abundance, we don't know how to help. The lost warriors in the previous post have left behind wives and children. We can help them and all the families of the fallen and wounded, if we want to.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Naval Special Warfare Foundation ( SWCC) mission statement reads, in part, " guarantee the firm financial footing necessary to insure educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community...supporting goals and objectives considered essential to support a community of dedicated personnel ... of U.S. Navy SEAL and Special Boat Teams. The active-duty component of this community is comprised of less than 5,000 Navy SEAL or Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC) operators."

Far more foundations and organizations exist than can be listed here. If you know of a project, please support it and tell your friends and family, too. If this doesn't seem to be sacrifice, then let us bring new meaning to the word. Sacrifice shouldn't hurt, it should help. Sacrifice shouldn't be chore, it should be easy. Sacrifice shouldn't be something we do once, it should be an everyday occurrence.

Make a difference. Make a contribution. Make a sacrifice.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Kathy said...


I read your comment on my blog about SOWF. You're right. Read what I posted today.


dcat said...

Let’s see, I have several contributions and lots of people do it is a choice of which one to donate to. I volunteer my services when I can. There is Children’s hospital, MS, Cancer I just got a food handlers permit and donated my time at a fundraiser making Latte’s Thursday. The beer that night went down real easy that evening! My legs are still sore from being on them all day!

I said I wasn’t going to ever donate because of the left bashing the rich... But then again what the fuck do they know anyway! Absolutely nothing!