Monday, April 13, 2009

Help a Soldiers' Angel give the gift of time to her returning soldier

Forwarded to me via email:

A Soldiers Angel has planned a special gift for her Soldiers homecoming. She needs help in voting for him. See below:

My name is Roselle Portin and I am a friend of Lorraine Blacklock.

I have a favor to ask of you. Your consideration of this would be greatly appreciated.

I am a member of Soldiers Angels. My family and I have been blessed to receive Kxxxx Xxxxxxxxx as our adopted soldier. Through the program we write to him, send care packages and keep him in our thoughts and prayers every day. He has a family in NY that he will be returning home to soon.

I wanted to do something very special for Xxxxx upon his return. In order to do this I entered a contest to win a family dude ranch vacation in Idaho. The kids went door to door, we asked our church family for help, we asked everyone at school, everyone we came into contact with throughout the day and all our friends and family for help. We were winning.

Now we are not. My family will cover air fare for the Family but we cannot afford the ranch if we don't win it.

I was wondering if you had a network of people that would be willing to help me out in this. It is VERY easy to vote. No personal info is required and it only takes a minute.

Here's how it works.
1. go to
2. click on 'win a family dude ranch vacation' under Guest Story Contest
3. click on Roselle Portin and VOTE.
The contest ends April 15th.

I know it's a big favor. I just wanted a really special way to send a very big 'thank you' to Xxxx and his family (he is not aware of this). If you could help I would be so thankful.

Please let me know what you decide.

Thanks for your time and all you do,
Roselle Portin

I've voted. Currently, Roselle is 313 votes behind the story with the most votes (currently in the lead with 827 votes). Please help. It will, indeed, only take a minute...


The code was supposed to embed the poll, but it's doing the results, instead: Looks like they fixed it...



brat said...

I just got word of this today so will post it - and spread it around now..Will copy your post.;) and H/T to you.

Christopher said...

I went to vote but the cynic in me got suspicious.

If you read the story of Roselle Portin there is no mention of giving the trip to the soldier.

Now, if it were me? The first thing I'd want to mention would be that I want to give the trip to my soldier pen pal.

But that's just me.

Soldiers Angels said...

I so hope I get to meet you one day. You do such great things.

Miss Ladybug said...

Thanks, Patti!

I'm actually "in the neighborhood", so I think we can probably meet some day. I'm going to the Austin Tea Party today. I was out in your neck of the woods Tuesday night last week for a teacher job fair, actually!

Rosemary said...

Already done. :)