My husband is a submariner in the US Navy.
He does what he does because he loves it. I’m along for the ride because I love him.
The life we have chosen is a rough one.
We say goodbye…often.
We spend holidays apart…often.
It’s not all sunshine and bunnies and rainbows and hot guys in uniform.
Sometimes it’s downright lonely. Luckily, being part of the submarine community, we tend to run into the same faces over and over at different duty stations. We also do our best to support each other during deployments. Husbands who are home are sometimes sent to another house to fix a leaky pipe or mow the lawn. But we know the favor will be returned when our spouses are deployed. Support is crucial to keeping our day to life running smoothly. And knowing our “at home” life is supported, our deployed spouse is more at ease and able to focus on the task at hand of protecting our country.
When I first saw the first commercial for Cheerios sendCheer, my first thought was: “What a great idea!”
I hopped online to see what it was all about. The more I read the more I liked it!
Cheerios® and the USO are partnering to send “Cheer” to military families to thank and encourage them for their commitment to our country. Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature “Cheer” postcards, which can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO. Even more, for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.
What could be easier?
Buy. Cut. Mail. Support.
Give the linky below a click to learn more about how easy-peasy this is. And if you are on Twitter, you can RSVP for the #sendCheer Twitter Party. During the party we will also share great “giving back” ideas, and give away two (2) $25 Walmart gift cards, two (2) $50 Walmart gift cards, and one (1) $100 gift card to Walmart during the party. (RSVP here)
This post has been compensated as part of a sponsored charitable opportunity for Collective Bias. All thoughts and opinons are my own.
What a great idea.. thanks for letting us know .. this is so simple and EVERYONE can do this!!! Let’s all spread the Cheer….. and Thanks to your Husband ( and of course you, too) for putting his life on the line for us!!!
Thanks for explaining it! It’s an awesome idea!