Military Veterans Collect Toys For Maimed Iraqi Children
Released on: September 4, 2007, 12:04 pm
Press Release Author: Veteran Organ Donors International
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: New \"Writing Wrongs\" Pen-Pal program aims to bury hatred and heal trauma of war
Press Release Body: Today VODI Chairman Bruce A. Gorcyca announced that his volunteer group of veterans is not only ready, willing, and able to help Iraqi children obtain organ transplants, but they have also collected over 500 dolls and 500 soccer balls in an effort to create some overseas friendship and goodwill with American and Canadian military veterans in a new pen-pal program. The new \"Writing Wrongs\" program is designed to create an open dialogue between those who saw the horrors of war first-hand on both sides of the fence. \"We hope that by corresponding with these maimed children, we might be able to ease their suffering, and dull some of the hatred, contempt, and mistrust they harbor towards the West.\" explained Gorcyca. \"Kids are not the least bit interested in politics, and U.S. foreign policy has robbed them of their innocence and childhoods, not to mention their health, family members, and for many their limbs.\" he added.
Any American who wants to make amends with the children of Iraq should contact us at VODI@mail.com and VODI will donate either a soccer ball or a doll on their behalf to a child in Iraq provided the the American sponsor agrees to write at least one letter a month to their new pen pal, and in their own way apologize for disrupting the life of an innocent child.
\"This is not about politics. This is about healing and closure for young innocent children who have been traumatized by the horrors of war\" added Gorcyca. VODI\'s main objective still remains in the arena of organ transplants, but we acknowledge that easing the pain of children can happen via many less drastic channels. We urge the public to respond with open hearts and invest nothing but a few minutes of your time each month in writing a sincere letter to a new friend 8,000 miles away in war-torn Iraq.
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