SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Monday morning December 17th, Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, had over $5,000 worth of care packages or 120 care package orders stolen. The Care Packages were addressed with the name of the Armed Forces member it was intended for and ready for delivery to Afghanistan. Efforts are already underway to replace the stolen Care packages and donations have been coming in.
“It’s really overwhelming to receive so many phone calls and hear from so many people who just want to help make sure that Christmas gets to Afghanistan.” Scott Raab, MAF outreach Coordinator continued to say “It’s hard to imagine who would take them; it’s the 6th year MAF has done special Christmas care packages and we are really hoping to make up for everything taken.”
A police report has been filled out with the Sacramento Police Department and measures are being taken to make sure that it doesn’t happen again, but the group’s founder says the damage has already been done.
“Our volunteers, who worked for hours over the long weekend preparing those packages to get shipped out, are devastated.” said Melanie Morgan, who co-founded the group in 2004. “We have 68,000 troops serving in Afghanistan and we would hate to think that some might not receive Christmas cheer this year because of some heartless Grinch out there who stole those packages. We hope he grows a heart and does the right thing, but in the meantime we are fundraising to get care packages to the troops as quickly as possible.” concluded Morgan.
Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or any MAF Outreach Coordinator, contact Scott Raab at (916) 583 – 8321 or visit www.moveamericaforward.org
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