Thursday, November 6, 2014

Give a Little, Thank A lot Campaign: Betty Kroug for Wounded Warrior Project *Giveaway*

At the end of September I asked people in Social Media to be part of a campaign to spread awareness to organizations/ charities. The person would choose an organization, write up why it means something to them in hopes people will donate to it, learn about it, and spread the word.

To thank you for taking the time to give the charity a few moments of your time and maybe a donation, this generous person will do something for you. A giveaway of their choosing.

When I asked it was to anyone. They didn't have to be an author or painter. They could simply be a kind heart yearning to help.

The first wonderful and generous person stepping forward to be heard is Betty Kroug. Betty chose The Wounded Warrior project and here's why:

The reason that this cause is so dear to me is simply my family.  We have a long tradition of our men joining the military that goes back generations. All of my grandparent’s brothers, three of my uncles, two of my cousins and their sons, my brother-in-law, and both of my sons.  Seeing the changes in personality up close and personal of someone that suffers from PTSD is horrible.  They can't trust the things they see here at home because there were intense situations (in the box) that mirrored something innocuous from home that turned out badly at the cost of lives.  

My BIL has served in both wars in Iraq, in Afghanistan, South Korea, and Kuwait and has seen too many of his friends killed in combat. My oldest has been deployed to Afghanistan, South Korea, and Kuwait.  A mother brought her child to the checkpoint outside the gate and left her there holding a doll.  The doll was set to explode while her child held it.  Stateside we would think nothing of taking a lost child to the nearest law enforcement officer and wouldn't dream of separating her from her dolly. There, it is just another device to get them into the next life. 

"Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.  

Since 9/11 there have been 6,837 deaths, 52,224 wounded, 320,000 estimated TBIs (traumatic brain injury), and an estimated 400,000 suffering from PTSD."

You can follow WWP in social media and always help!

 Betty Kroug joined the Give a Little, Thank A lot Campaign in the hopes you'll give a little. In return she will thank you a lot by giving one person an ebook (1) with a value up to $10, redeemable at  

I want to thank Betty, so much, for her generosity, her beautiful heart, and for raising awareness about a project that everyone should help!

**Contest runs from November 6th until November  13th...

Remember, giving just a little will help in more ways than you can imagine. Pay it forward... Always


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  1. I got a hug from one of the ladies at the homeless shelter I work at. It was a beautiful thing and I am grateful every day that I am able to help them in any way.

  2. The hug that I got from a sailor when he came home from deployment! I was there to meet my granddaughter's aircraft carrier after a 7 month deployment and he had no one there to welcome him home. I am still in touch with him:)

  3. I was there for a friend who really needed it at a very stressful, depressing point in her life. I was the only friend that stuck around and helped her during that time.