Much has been made about Spirit Of America's efforts to help out the American troops in Iraq in various ways. It's all over the blogosphere, and if you haven't seen a mention you should chastise the blog sites. I6t's not a pro-war or anti-war thing, it's just about letting our friends, relatives, and fellow citizens servng overseas know that we haven't forgotten them.
They're a fine organization, but if they aren't your cup of tea, there's also Books For Soldiers, which helps you send not just books but basic supplies to our troops. Things such as baby wipes, chapstick, socks, etc. that are in very short supply in The Sandbox. Good folks.
And there's also Soldier's Angels, which has an Adopt-A-Soldier program that fosters correspondence and support for deployed soldiers.
It's not much to ask--a few paperbacks, maybe some hard candy or a DVD, some "neccessaries." And it does a world of good. So pay 'em a visit, any of 'em, and do something to help out our men and women in uniform.