Well, the news we had hoped to share this week will have to wait until next week, but here's a quick update on Operation FPH Blues.
It is a go. The tickets are bought and the rooms reserved. Thanks to a very generous bit of help, the costs of the ingredients for the meal are covered. That said, we are still a long way from our goal of $15,000. Keep in mind that this is not all cost of the trip; rather, what is raised beyond the actual costs of the trip will be split between Cooking with the Troops and Pin-Ups for Vets so that both can go do even more for our troops and our veterans. Any and all help in reaching the goal is very much appreciated. Special thanks go to Chef Ellen Adams for agreeing to be our guest chef for this trip; to author Michael Z. Williamson for volunteering his time to go visit, sign autographs, and more; and, to Baen Books for donating books for Mad Mike to sign. There are some more special and large thanks to come, but right now I want to thank everyone who has donated to this project. Your support is very much appreciated by all of us.
The post-holiday blues are bad enough when you are in your normal life -- they can be immeasurably worse for those who are wounded or injured, far from home, and away from normal life and support. Let's do something about that.