In response to my most recent post regarding the two year anniversary of the death of Marine Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto, I was contacted by reader Kate in Texas who suggested I alert other readers to Sand Soldiers of America:

I read last night about the post you have on Cpl. Porto. I wish that the media would focus more on our military. Thank you for your support of our Military men, women and their families. I check your blog out every night. I am in Dallas and I am afraid that TX may not go for Newt. ):

A friend of mine is involved with a non-profit group that is setup to help our returning military thru networking on jobs, healthcare and emotional support. One of the reason that I like this group is that 100% of donations goes to our military. All administrative time & costs are provided by volunteers. Actually, some of group’s founders are lawyers. 🙂

Can you please help them get the words out thru your blog? You have readers from all around the country and you can reach a wide range of people. This group needs all the help you can give. Thank you so much for whatever you can do.

Jeff Lucas of SSA was interviewed on Army Wife Talk Radio on March 19 (starts at 69:30), and provides a good explanation of the background and functions of SSA:

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You can find out more about Sand Soldiers of America and contribute at its website.  SSA has a fundraiser tonight in new Port Richey, Florida.