Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Operation Soldier Care

Now you can send Mary Kay Care Packages to our troops through eMail Our Military.

Did you know that $1.5 million dollars in Mary Kay products were donated to our troops in 2007?

Every Mary Kay Care package purchased for our troops will be matched by a second care package from Nancy Sutherland, Mary Kay Sales Director! That's double the support for our troops.

Nancy and I connected via Twitter (she's @NancyMK) and she suggested we team up to help get support to our troops. What a perfect combination too. Nancy has all the wonderful Mary Kay products and the ability to put together these wonderful care packages and we have a database full of service members in need. What could be better?

Now, through eMail Our Military you have the ability to help make a difference even if you don’t know a specific service member.

You can review and order any of these suggested care packages and items at Nancy’s website and put “Operation Soldier Care” in comments. Once you do, Nancy will work together with to ensure that all the care packages will reach service members in need.

The care packages you select will be shipped to the troops ASAP.


The average temperatures in Iraq range from higher than 48 degree C (120 degrees Fahrenheit!) in July and August to below freezing in January. A majority of the rainfall occurs from December through April and is more abundant in the mountainous region and may reach 100 centimeters a year in some places

The summer months are marked by two kinds of wind phenomena: The southern and southeasterly sharqi, a dry, dusty wind with occasional gusts to eighty kilometers and hour, occurs from April to early June and again from late September through November. The shamal, a steady wind from the north and northwest, prevails from mid-June to mid-September. Very dry air which accompanies the shamal permits intensive sun heating of the land surface but also provides some cooling effect. Dust storms accompany these winds and may rise to heights of several thousand meters, causing hazardous flying conditions and closing airports for brief periods of time.

Extremes of temperatures and humidity, coupled with the scarcity of water, will affect both men and equipment. During dry season, clouds of dust caused by vehicle movement will increase detection capabilities in desert regions. Flash flooding in wadis and across roads will hinder traffic ability and supply efforts during the rainy season. Clear, cloudless skies make air superiority a prerequisite to successful offensive operations throughout Iraq. Air operations may be reduced during windy season. The Iraqi climate is similar to that of the extreme southwestern United States with hot, dry summers, cold winters, and a pleasant spring and fall. Roughly 90% of the annual rainfall occurs between November and April, most of it in the winter months from December through March. The remaining six months, particularly the hottest ones of June, July, and August, at approximately 102 degrees Fahrenheit are dry. The influence of the Persian Gulf on the climate of Iraq is very limited. Near the gulf the relative humidity is higher than in other parts of the country.


Great idea! :-) Having been a US Army Soldier in Kuwait and in Iraq, personal hygiene items and toiletries are such a luxury. To receive a Mary Kay care package would have been a DREAM for me! I highly recommend this because it is really something useful and much appreciated - even for male Soldiers - a HUGE morale booster. When I sent my husband, who was deployed in the Middle East, special items for his skin he was in heaven and so, so happy!!

SSG Angie Reddick
68W30, Health Care Specialist
196th Medical Support Unit - Europe


Here are just a few of the specific items that have been requested - MK Men Shave foam, MK Men After Shave, MK Men Face bar, MK Men Moisturizer with sunscreen, Lip Protector SPF 15, SPF 30 Sunscreen, After Sun Replenishing Gel, Satin Hands and Feet, Cleansing Bar, Body Loofah Cleansers. 2-in-1 Body Wash and Shave, Facial Cleansing Cloths, Hydrating Body Lotion, Visibly Fit Body Lotion, Acne Treatment gel, TW 3-in-1 Cleanser & Moisturizer in Normal/Dry AND Combination/Oily formulas, Body Lotions, and Energizing foot and leg cream in any quantities.


If you have questions about Mary Kay or any of the care packages you’ve seen here, please feel free to email Nancy at nancy.mkqueen(at)gmail(dot)com or contact her on twitter. As always, you can also leave your questions or comments in the comment section of this post.

If you have a service member you'd like to add to our support list, please register him or her on our site.


To make helping our troops even easier, now you can add to the care package fund by using our ChipIn Widget. Just add the amount you'd like to give and we'll do the rest!

Don't forget to order your packages!

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Dayngr said...

18 % of the way!

BlackJack | eMail Our Military said...

20 % now! Keep up the good work.

eMOM said...

23 % now!

Would you give $5 to help eMOM send skin care and sun protection care packages to our troops?

Even if you can't help financially, maybe you can add our widget to your website or blog about our efforts. Help us spread the word any way you can.

Can you spare a Digg for eMOM and our Troops?

Anonymous said...

I donated $5 just now. Always happy to help our troops!