Wraith Down! And You Can Help
There is a program for intelligence reservists...err...I mean Army Reserve Soldiers. We're not supposed to call ourselves reservists anymore especially at drill...err...I mean Battle Assembly. Anyway, there is a program for intelligence reservists called MIAD. Basically, because most MI specialties are very low density and MI units are scattered, this program pays for soldiers to come TDY to MI units all over the country. I have soldiers from all over the country assigned to my unit. Okay so why is that important?
One of my soldiers, SSG B, is from Biloxi, MS. We got word from his today that he and his family are okay. However, their house was completely destroyed. SSG B is a great guy. He's an OIF vet, and a professional all the way. He's one of the "go to" guys in my company--the Wraiths.
I'm looking for ideas about how to work donations for him and his family. I want something that would be easy for him to access, easy for my unit to donate to, and easy for the world at large to contribute to.
So I'm looking for ideas. I'm going to call Army Emergency Relief and my bank and USAA tommorow. If anyone knows of a set up that works, let me know. I'll lay the foundations, and once SSG B greenlights my help, I'll execute. Of course, he's kind of stoic guy so he might not take a hand out. But, if its a donation from the unit, and all the military types who read my blog, then its not really a hand out, is it? Its just comrades in arms helping another comrade in arms.
Post your ideas in the comments or shoot me and email.