One of the most important things that troops on the ground need are good stockings.
Socks. Soldiers. Think about it.
A priest of the Diocese of Madison, Fr. Jason Hesseling, is an Army Chaplain on active duty in Afghanistan (1st BN 3rd SFG (A)). There are 500 soldiers in that unit.
Fr. Hesseling, in conjunction with Fox River, created a site through which YOU, dear readers, can buy socks for the troops!
They need lots o’ socks, friends. They need hundreds.
Why Fox River socks?
Fr. H wrote to me:
I’m very grateful for any publicity you can offer to us, and any support you can throw our way. The guys love these socks, they usually buy them on their own if I can’t supply them since they are rugged, they are battle proven, and they don’t melt or cause further injury when exposed to fire/explosions. Any soldier will tell you that maintaining your feet is almost as important as maintaining your weapon downrange. These socks help in that effort.
Thanks again for all the prayers and support. Blessings in all things…
To view The Soliders’ Wishlist and to order socks go HERE.
There are quite a few units. To find Fr. Hesseling’s unit scroll down or, fast, do a CTR+F search with #100764 [HINT: highlight #100764 hit CTL+C, then go to site, then CTR+F, and then paste with CTL+V into the search box]
Please pitch in? It is a simple thing to do, but they will be grateful. I know that when people send me a donation or something from my wishlist, it is a dose of encouragement. It really picks me up. There is no question that you could do the same for them, in much harder circumstances than I have.
Fr. Z's usual travel gear with Fox River socks!
If 1 in 10 readers here would help, think of what an impact we could make?
Also, I have had Fox River socks on my wishlist. KA sent me few pair a couple years ago. They are GREAT in boots while walking and they really hold up.
Again, click HERE and CTL+F search #100764
And once they get all their socks, who says you can’t buy more for other units?
Finally: to buy Fox River socks for yourselves, click HERE. They are great.
A shot of the order form which allows FREE SHIPPING.
PS: It might take a little while for your order to appear as registered on that site. Patience.
UPDATE 18:11 GMT:
WOW! Great response so far. I counted 122 pairs so far! 6% fulfillment.
UPDATE 16 April 03:35 GMT:
Look at what you have done!
UPDATE: 0133 GMT:
I am impressed and proud of you!
Look at this! Look how the numbers have changed.
UPDATE: 17 April 1609 GMT:
28% KEEP GOING!