I have mentioned Chief Wiggles and Operation Give here before, and the small part I play in Operation Give. This charity, begun by the Chief and implemented by bloggers and others with a desire to help has sent thousands of toys and collected thousands of dollars to buy toys and other necessities for the children of Iraq.
I have corresponded with hundreds of people seeking information on how and what to send, how could they volunteer, etc… It has been a heartening experience to be a part, albeit a small one, of such a great endeavor.
Today, in his National Prayer Breakfast, President George W. Bush mentioned the efforts put forth by Chief Wiggles and other American servicemen stationed on the other side of the world.
Our people in uniform understand the high calling they have answered because they see the nation and the lives they are changing. A guardsman from Utah named Paul Holton has described seeing an Iraqi girl crying and decided then and there to help that child and others like her. By enlisting aid through the Internet, Chief Warrant Officer Holton had arranged the shipment of more than 1,600 aid packages from overseas. Here’s how this man defines his own mission: “It is part of our heritage that the benefits of being free, enjoyed by all Americans, were set up by God, intended for all people. Bondage is not of God, and it is not right that any man should be in bondage at any time, in any way.” Everyone one in this room can say amen to that.
I am proud to be a part of Operation Give and ask each person that reads this humble blog to please try to do their part in bringing a little laughter to these children of war torn nations. It is a great feeling that will remain with you forever.
Gracias Chief Wiggles.
UPDATE: Wizbang! has a post on Chief Wiggles as do I over at Suburban Blight. Rosemary Esmay says Amen!!!