Dear Patriotic American,
The number of severely wounded troops facing imminent foreclosure or eviction this winter is a national tragedy.
Nearly every day, we receive an emergency call from a wounded soldier - sometimes paralyzed, sometimes brain-damaged, burned or blinded - asking for someone to help prevent their families from being tossed out into the street.
I'm General Chip Diehl (Ret.) and I'm writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. The Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded to help troops who have been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.
I'm sure you've heard about the home foreclosure crisis sweeping the country. As the cold weather sets in, it is hitting America's severely wounded troops even harder than others.
Today I'm hoping you'll take just a few seconds to click here and send a donation to help a severely wounded young Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman save his or her home this winter.
Your donation may be helping a severely wounded GI just like Frank G., who told the Coalition:
"I sold personal belongings on E-bay and tried to find work. For the first time in my life, I had bill collectors calling me. I felt incredible shame and anger that I wasn't able to provide for my family.
"The day I called[the Coalition]was the best move I have made for my family. The Coalition has given us the chance to keep our home. And because of all the people out there who donate to this incredible organization, we have time to find the solution."
Frank G. is much like thousands of other severely wounded soldiers caught up in the home foreclosure crisis sweeping the country.
In fact, it is hitting these brave, severely wounded soldiers harder than most.
Why? Many of these paralyzed, brain-damaged, burned or blinded GIs have had their income slashed because of their injuries and almost half of them have a spouse who was forced to quit a job to stay home and take care of them.
You can help these brave men and women by clicking here to make a donation.
Over the past several months, calls have increased by over 300 percent. To help them avoid an eviction or foreclosure this winter, we've launched the Wounded Troops Foreclosure Fund.
The Coalition is trying to raise $1 million to help as many wounded troops and their families as possible save their homes.
By clicking here you canmake a generous, tax-deductible donation to the Coalition's Wounded Troops Foreclosure Fund.
So far, the Coalition has been able to help every single wounded soldier who has placed an emergency call to the Coalition.
But this latest surge has completely busted our budget.
We've had to cap our emergency aid grants for foreclosures at $25,000 a week. Because that's all we can afford to send.
But for the past couple of months, we have been averaging $36,000 a week in emergency aid payouts!
So, you can see, we are facing a shortfall of $11,000 a week . . .
. . .just as a record number of disabled GIs face being thrown out into the cold.
A little extra help may be all many of these wounded heroes need to turn their financial situation around. So please click here to make a special tax-deductible donation right now.
You can also click here and send a special THANK YOU and GET WELL card to a disabled hero.
Your greeting card will be hand-delivered to a severely wounded hero who needs some cheering upduring the cold, bleak winter months.You can even type in a personal greeting if you like!
These wounded heroes have protected our freedom, our families and our homes. Now it's our turn to protect theirs.