Convoy Attacks in Afghanistan Increase Need for Soldier Support

As the cost of the war in Afghanistan rises due to increased convoy attacks, soldier support organizations are attempting to provide more financial and emotional support to troops stationed overseas. The increased cost, however, is felt by all.
By: cfktoday
July 14, 2010 - PRLog -- CNN reported today that the cost of the war in Afghanistan is being driven up by continuous attacks on U.S. military resupply convoys passing through Pakistan. According to CNN, "more than half of all U.S. supplies pass through Pakistan, a route hundreds of miles long through tribal badlands."1 These routes are being attacked more frequently, the most recent included the destruction of over 80 vehicles, including military hardware meant for U.S. troops.

With more and more contractors refusing to transport in fear of being attacked en route, soldiers expecting letters from home or supplies are being left empty-handed and disappointed. Even this far into the war, soldiers rely heavily not only on the military supplies sent from the States, but also on letters, care packages, photos, and other memories of home; as a result, many charities are tasking themselves with providing as much as they can. Unfortunately, these charities can't function without support from the public, both in manpower and monetarily.  Organizations like Recycle 4 Soldiers are attempting to fill the void by fundraising for soldier support organizations.

Recycle 4 Soldiers recycles used cell phones, digital cameras, iPods, laptop computers, and other small electronics, sending the proceeds on to nonprofits that work to support our troops and their families. Individuals, businesses, or non-profits can participate, signing up their favorite soldier support charity to receive the funds, or donating to one of Recycle 4 Soldiers' sponsored charities.

To find out more, or to print a free shipping label to send in your items to benefit our troops, visit


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CFK was launched nationwide in 1999.  Since its inception, this recycling program for schools and non-profits has helped organizations fundraise over $13 million. CFK is free for participants, and dedicated to recycling or reusing responsibly.
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