Help the troops phone home

via the USO’s Operation Phone Home, a program to give pre-paid phone cards to those serving overseas:

The program, started in March of 2003, has distributed more than 80,000 phone cards so far. The USO plans to distribute many more over the holiday season to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and to those recuperating from injuries in the U.S. and abroad. According to the USO, the phone cards are by far the most popular item requested by deployed troops.

Donations can be made online at or over the phone by calling 1-800-876-7469.

Or, send a check, made out to the USO and with O.P.H. written on the memo line, to:

USO World Headquarters, PO Box 96860, Washington, D.C. 20090-6860.