Operation: YD Day for the Troops (Updated)

The Young Democrats of North Carolina will be holding our first-ever state-wide YD day for the Troops on Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at 10:00 am. Since my first post about this event, we have decided upon the exact places in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, and Jacksonville.

Our purpose is to show our support for the troops and connect with them on a personal level. A large percentage of our troops are actually YD aged (between 18 and 35), and it is our aim to show all of them that we Democrats appreciate them even if we may disagree with the policies they must operate under.

We will also use this day to canvass areas across the state, so it will be a day full of hard work and great reward. Here’s the thing, we need your help.

We need your help to make this a success. We need you to volunteer some of your time on September 8 if you can. If you cannot, please help us collect some of the below supplies for the rack packs we’ll be putting together. You can visit YDNC’s website here for more information.

Day for the Troops Suggested Donations
Suggested Items for Rack Packs
(packs are gender neutral & trial sizes are great!):
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Mouthwash
Razors
Deodorant
Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Laundry Detergent
White athletic socks
Deck of cards
Paperback crossword puzzle books
Disposable Cameras
AA Batteries
Snacks (prepackaged, non-melting) ex. Pretzels
Pre-paid International Calling Cards

Suggested Items for Kids Packs:
Crayons
Coloring books
Bubbles
DVDs
Stickers
Disposable Cameras
AA Batteries
Snacks (prepackaged, non-melting) ex. Pretzels
Books

Suggested items for rummage sale
(Specific to Jacksonville Only)
Gently used, clean household items, recreational and sporting goods, clothing, electronics, children's toys and baby items.

Comments

Most excellent idea

Happy to front-page this good announcement.

Thanks, Anglico

We're really excited about this and appreciate all the support that you and the BlueNC readers have given us.

Couple of suggestions

I will be out with the YDs in Charlotte on the 8th. I do have a word about the prepaid calling cards.

If you buy them make sure they are prepaid for International Calls. I have been sending packets since the start of the war along with members of the VFW and DAV. After we shipped a bunch of cards the first time we were reminded that calling from Iraq or Afghanistan requires International Calling Cards. If you cannot find them and still want to buy cards for in the USA, make sure you identify them as such and they could be used by the families here in the States. You wouldn't believe how the families need things like this to call their extended families all over the country,

I urge everyone that can be out on the 8th with the Young Dems to use a little shoe leather. They are one of the greatest groups in the state and deserve all the support us "old-timers" can give them. On to victory in '07 and '08.

Jack Flynn
Candidate for Charlotte City Council at-Large
and a twenty year Navy Vet

One man with courage is a majority - Andrew Jackson

Thanks for this, Jack

I will pass the word on and change this on our website.

We really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there. I'll be in Durham, but the Charlotte crew have a great day planned.

I'll be at the Jacksonville USO

Anyone that needs directions, place to crash, etc let me know.

It's a humble one-room apartment, but mi casa es su casa.

Thomas S. Brock
www.brocknet.net
http://blogs.brocknet.net/brocklog/

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