Thursday, March 29, 2007

Damn (Good) Kids

Good news for a change.

These two Boston teens started out trying to raise money to help their cousin, who is a U.S. soldier in Iraq, pay his cellphone bills--calling home from the war zone gets very expensive, apparently. But when they found out that many of his fellow soldiers were racking up big debt loads trying to stay in touch with family, they took the cause even further. Now they're not only helping to support soldiers who, everyone has to admit, are in a desperate situation--they're also helping to save the planet.

When teenagers do something so honourable, it's somehow even more inspiring. Maybe because the teenage years aren't noted for their selflessness.

Gives you a little glimmer of hope, doesn't it?

Visit their Web site at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

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5 Comments:

Blogger jackp said...

wow...13 year kid.

the children ARE the future...there may be hope...

8:31 PM  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

You know, being the idiot that I am, I just assumed that our government was doing the decent thing, and paying for the phone calls, or arranging something, or what not. I mean, military personnel don't make jack squat. How fucked up is it that our government is not making this easier for them to call home?

3:33 AM  
Blogger jackp said...

yup..

but gov't is slow...it just kinda reacts. really big biz is more important...and it took a 13 yr old to kick them in the ass

6:55 PM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

Amen to all of above.

Governments ain't no good for nothin but trouble.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Gizzy said...

"I don't like the look of them Governments...let's go back inside!"

G.

4:59 PM  

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