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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

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SURVIVALSTRAPS.COM is kind of a cool little shop,they suport the wounded warior project and have pink breastcancer stuff too.they sell dog collars,bracelets belts,rifle slings and more.everything is made out of 550 paracord,30 colors to choose from,even mil/leo/fire/medic/sports,and can have dogtags put on.most if not all of their products are replaced free if you send the old one back with the story of why you used it.they also offer an option to send care packages to soldiers, i think that is really cool.if you can afford it please go send a care package to a random soldier,its only 20 bucks i think.this is a nifty little family owned company with cool looking stuff,that could help you in a shity/survival situation where you may need a buckle and or a pice of 550 cord.ok well ive advertised them enough now.hope yall go checkem out.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:53 AM

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I'm on it

Thank, Jay. I will send a package.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:44 AM

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thanks, you are a

thanks, you are a saint...lol.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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Jay,

Just visited their site and read the stories. There are indeed some good ones. After looking at the bracelets, belts, key fobs, etc., I can see how they would be useful. I intend to get one for myself, and if I can, I'll also send one to a soldier. Thanks for the letting us know about them.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:14 AM

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However, as a soldier, I'm always skeptical of how many of these companies really do what they say, and how many just use as a marketing tool. 5 deployments, and never new a soldier that recieved a random care package. Usually, it was from a church group or school that was contacted by a friend or a loved one. Not saying this isn't legit, just a bit cynical.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 5:24 AM

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ronin

Do you know how we can find out? Not just for this, but any place that claims this. Because I've done a lot. And it never occurred to me that they might not be on the up and up.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:27 PM

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i understand your skepticisim.my brother did 3 tours in iraq,and never got a random package like this or knew anyone that did as far as i know either.he is also skeptical of places using it as a marketing gimic.im not sure how to check up on places that claim to send packages to troops,so i sent this email to the wounded warior project directly.

hello my friends/family and i are interested in sending care packages to random soldiers overseas.i know there are many companys that advertise that they send packages,but how can we tell if it a legitamate claim?our concern is that a company may not provide the service advertised,and keep the money since we dont know the soldiers who would be recieving the packages,and we have no way of verifying its delivery.is it safe to send packages through any company that has the (proud supporter of wounded warior project)logo on their website?for example survivalstraps.com who advertises 20%of the cost to send a care package to a soldier overseas is donated to the woundedwarior project.not that i think this company is falsly advertising,but i have heard some do,and would like to know who can be trusted,and who can not.any info you can give would be helpful.
thank you.
JAY SEDLER

i guess ill wait and see what they say,and post any relevant info they send me.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 4:40 PM

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Jay

That's great... I hope they can help. I am with you and Saint JM on this. Would love to help, but want to make sure that my help is recieved by the people that need it. I am unsure how to valididate any claims. Hopefully your letter helps.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 9:01 AM

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the e mail i got back from wouded warior project this am.unfortunately it seems to be a form letter,and they didnt address the actual issue i was asking about,but they offered some info...

Good Morning John,
We are honored that you would like to send packages to injured services members through WWP however; we do not have the resources available to forward these items to the injured troops recovering.

I would suggest the website, www.army.mil/howyoucanhelp. This website will reference more than a dozen organizations that are set up strictly for care packages and correspondence with veterans and soldiers.
Thank you for thinking of our nation’s veterans!

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Dawn Brown
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Pkwy
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.296.7350
www.woundedwarriorproject.org
________________________________________

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 5:47 PM

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you can call around to the various units, find out which battalion is deployed, and from there it's not hard to get in contact with their Family Readiness Group. The FRG, besides being made up of gossiping, cheating army wives, occassionally sends out packages to the unit, so all you have to do is make arrangements to send your package to them and they can send it with their shipment. You could even specify what rank, home state, or other particulars that you want the package to go to.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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cool info runaway.thats a good way to do it too.i just kinda was hoping to send a package and have a portion of the proceeds go to wounded warior project at the same time,kinda kill 2 birds with one stone.

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