Five years after the war in
After one of those soldiers
mentioned that to his sister in
A coloring book or stuffed animal might not be much, but for an Iraqi child it might be their only toy.
Now, thanks to generous donations made by community members some children’s' days are going to get a little brighter.
“It’s five years later, many have forgotten there is still a war going on,” said Julie Dawson. “It's just one way we can do a little part to support our troops there."
“We thought you could use this when
your soldiers are out on patrol in Ramadi,” said
“Anything you give either to the soldiers or for the people of Ramadi,” said Nicolle, “they are very grateful most of these people are pretty poor out here after four years of war especially the children, they appreciate the stuffed animals.”
But it's not just stuffed animals.
“We purchased about $50 worth of stuffed animals about 20 books, crayons,” said Susan Sloan.
Sloan and the rest of the employees of Cox health got to listen to Nicolle and other soldiers talk about what life is like in Ramadi.
“Coordinating with different
agencies of the Iraqi government and police and public works and make sure they
communicate with each other in
Listening to the soldiers tell their stories brought the effort of these donations to life.
"Oh that made the difference in the world,” said Sloan. “That brings it home, it hits your heart brings it back to the forefront to support our troops."
If you want
to help these soldiers out,