Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Water for Warriors

by Julie Coulter Bellon

I am so excited to announce not only the release of Dangerous Connections, in stores now, but also my charity, Water for Warriors.

As most of you know, I’ve been associated with the Red Cross group, Operation Care and Comfort for two years now. With all the research I did for the military aspect of my books, and from what I could glean from the Marine unit that was helping me while they were stationed in Iraq, I became acutely aware of how much our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan really need our support and sometimes just a little taste of home. Because of that, Skittles for Soldiers and Water for Warriors, was born.

With the summer months almost upon us, water is going to be at a premium, and from what I’m told, the water available in Iraq and Afghanistan isn’t the best tasting. So, with Water for Warriors, and in partnership with Seagull Book and Operation Care and Comfort, I am going to be collecting beverage items that will make the water taste a little better.

From now through the end of March you can drop off any of these suggested donation items at preferred Seagull locations on the Wasatch front.

Sweetened Drink Mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid)
Hot Chocolate mixes
Cider Mix
Sugar or Sweetener Packets
Cup of Noodles (no pork)

When you bring in any of the suggested items listed you’ll also receive an entry to win a free autographed copy of Dangerous Connections. Here is the list of participating Seagull Book stores:

Spanish Fork
Orem (State St)
West Jordan
Provo East Bay
Fashion Place
South Jordan
Redwood Road
South Towne
Provo (University Parkway)
Orem South (Un Parkway)
American Fork

I am so thrilled about this opportunity to let our men and women overseas know we’re thinking about them and that their sacrifice doesn’t go unnoticed. I hope you will join me in this cause, and help our troops know that they are never forgotten, even if it’s just in this small way.

I will be on Channel 2 News at Noon discussing Water for Warriors and what it means to me on Monday, March 8th. I hope you will tune in!

And if you really want to have a great time and meet me and two other amazing authors, (Annette Lyon, her new book is 'Band of Sisters' and Sarah Eden whose new book is 'Courting Miss Lancaster') then join us at our book launch party Friday, March 12, 2010, at Deseret Book in Orem (1076 S 750 E) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be door prizes and a lot of fun. I'd love to see you there!


At 3/05/2010 3:34 AM, Blogger L.T. Elliot said...

That's so AWESOME, Julie! My brother is a Marine and he's going to Afganistan at the end of this month. I'll be sure to drop by and donate. =]

At 3/05/2010 9:32 AM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

What a great idea, Julie!

At 3/07/2010 9:00 PM, Blogger Karlene said...

Wonderful! I just bought a bunch of drink mixes that I thought I'd like but I didn't. So I've got a whole bag full to drop off.


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