There was a report on TV about an outfit in Tampa trying to send care packages to our troops in Afghanistan. We have the same kind of service in Bradenton. The name is MOTS. It stands for Manasota Operation Troop Support.
Both these organizations have more donations going to paying postage than the package they send. For every $25 MOTS gets donated, they have to spend $14 for postage.
The outrageous thing about this is that we send these troops to fight for the U.S. (and this includes so we can have a Postal Service), but we cannot send them care packages with free postage. The U.S. Postal Service is a government-run business, by the way, and they could waive the costs with the stroke of a pen.
Our troops don’t charge us extra if they get killed or maimed, so why can’t we show our appreciation with as simple a gesture as a “We Care Package.” Please write your congressman.