Friday, September 5, 2008

Help Needed

Here is something some of you may be able to help with. This is a large, non-profit organization (not a "one woman project" like mine). Other organizations are listed on the left.


With Patriots Day and Veterans Day just around the corner we have found ourselves reviewing the status of our operations and warehouse situation. We have an abundant inventory of supplies to place in care packages but not the necessary funds that would enable us to send out even a minimum of packages as well as cover our operating expenses. In addition, we are receiving more names to add to our list of recipients. As you know, we continue to support those who are currently deployed, many on their 4th, 5th and 6th deployment. Our commitment is to support them with encouragement by sending them our “we care” packages on a monthly basis for as long as they are deployed. For sure, our list of recipients does not get shorter.

With it being a hard economy, an active hurricane season and a political year, we are feeling the impact and it has put us in an uncomfortable situation in that we are desperate for funds. As our organization grows each month, so does the need for funds for shipping and operation expenses. Did you know that we need approximately $10,000.00 per month? Would you carefully consider underwriting costs for us and/or Sponsoring a Monthly Packing Event? Even with all the obstacles, we do not feel our U.S. servicemen and women who are putting their lives in harms way should suffer from the shortage. Please help us let them know that they are not forgotten.

Donations are tax deductible, in accordance to the Internal Revenue Tax Code 501(c)(3) and FSO is also registered with the State of Florida in accordance with the Solicitation Contribution Acts. Monetary contributions can be made directly to us using PayPal located on our website or mailed to us at:

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc.
9770 S. Military Trail, Suite B7-249
Boynton Beach, Florida 33436
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc.
P.O. Box 347
Islamorada, Florida 33036

We thank you in advance for your consideration in joining our efforts.

With kindest regards,

Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar
Executive Director and Founder

"Don't Forget the Soldiers"

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. is a national 501(c) tax exempt corporation
Registered with the State of Florida (#: CH22627).

Federal Identification Number: 51-0493205
Florida State Registration #: CH22627

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a member of America Supports You, an ongoing, nationwide program organized by the Department of Defense to showcase Americans’ support for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.