(PRWEB) March 12, 2005
Author of Letters Home, announces a new campaign to honor her son, Spc. Sean WardÂs, second deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division to raise money for Operation First Response (OFR). The campaign will raise money for OFR through the sale of WardÂs book Letters Home Â From 9/11 to Operation Iraqi Freedom A Military Mom Shares Her FamilyÂs Story of Patriotism, Courage and Love published October 2004. Ward will donate $5.00 of the sale of each book purchased through the website http://www.marehaven.com and mail or phone orders direct through MareHaven Productions Inc. ÂUntil He Comes HomeÂ. SeanÂs deployment began January 21, 2005 and is expected to last 14 to 18 months.
Operation First Response focuses on wounded troops from Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to 11 combat support hospitals in Iraq. They are always in need of financial donations as well as sweatshirts, socks, underwear, toothbrushes, razors, etc. and backpacks for delivery of these essentials. OFR also provides assistance to families of wounded warriors with travel expenses and financial burdens they incur during this period. Peggy Baker of OFR says ÂWhen our wounded say to usÂ What will I do now? Please join me in sayingÂ Take my hand and we will get through this together and give hope to all that need it."
Letters Home could be any familyÂs war story. There are thousands of families deeply affected, some with more compelling stories some with less, all with fears they never dreamed existed. Ward says ÂMy mission in writing and publishing Letters Home was to share with other military families our journey, providing comfort to them they are not alone in their worries and concerns; and at the same time offer the opportunity for non-militaries to gain an understanding in what it takes to send a child off to war. Our story is every military familyÂs story.Â
Ward and Baker are each looking to the future when raising money for wounded warriors will no longer be a necessity. In the meantime they will work together to provide comfort and support to our Heroes who have given so much. We invite you to join us.