Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
With only 3 days left until Christmas, it's decision time: Will you help provide a little girl or boy with the present they asked Santa for?
As you can imagine, times are tough for many disabled veterans right now - especially veterans who have little children. And without help from the Coalition, they won't be able to buy their little boy or girl anything on their Christmas list to Santa.
While nothing you or I can do to repair their Mom's or Dad's injuries, you and I can reassure the kids that Santa hasn't forgotten them.
And we can show their servicemember parents that America hasn't forgotten them, either.
But time is short, so please let me know, one way or the other:
Playing Santa to the child of blinded, burned, paralyzed or brain-injured veterans might just be the easiest Christmas gift you give - and perhaps the most rewarding.
You don't have to choose a child's name. You don't have to do any shopping, wrapping or shipping.
All you have to do is continue your support of severely disabled heroes by making a gift to the Coalition to Salute America's Hero's 2014 Secret Santa Project, and we'll take care of the rest.
As I mentioned in previous emails to you, your support for the 2014 Secret Santa Project, combined with that of other generous friends, will help provide $500 check or gift card for a severely disabled hero.
$500 from the Coalition can help these seriously wounded veterans give their children and spouses a nice Christmas.
There might even be a little left over to catch up on bills they've fallen behind on, due to the delay in receiving benefits they've earned through their service and sacrifice.
But with just X days left, this is my last call for Secret Santas. Please answer that call with the most generous tax-deductible Christmas donation you can make.
Through your past support of the Coalition, you've shown that you are grateful to veterans who answered our nation's call.
Now, we need to answer their children's.
Your support could help put presents under the tree for a child whose parents had to spend money on paying their car bill or a utility bill instead of on their kid's Christmas presents.
These severely wounded veterans have endured unimaginable hardships in service to our country.
But the hardship of not being able to buy your children Christmas presents is something that no veteran ever should have to endure.
You can help heal this wound for our severely injured heroes when you make a generous donation to the Coalition's 2014 Secret Santa Project.
But with time running out, I need to hear back from you quickly.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today.
With hope and patriotism,
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army (Ret.)
P.S. With the delay in receiving veteran's benefits averaging 10 months, many severely wounded heroes have given up hope. Even if our government won't send these heroes a check in time for Christmas, you and I can. Please support the 2014 Secret Santa Project today.
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes | PO Box 96440 | Washington, DC 20090-6440 | www.saluteheroes.org | 1-888-447-2588
CSAH is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible.
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