Saturday, March 25, 2006

So it Begins

Project Adnon is a grassroots effort to make a positive impact on the lives of children growing up amidst the conflict in Iraq. This project is dedicated to a young Iraqi boy named Adnon (or "Jimmy", as he was known to the soldiers of the Oregon National Guard's Fox 82nd )

Contributions will be sent an organization called Operation Iraqi Children (recommended in an e-mail from Michael Yon, a group that sends donations of school supplies, blankets, stuffed animals, and other gifts and supplies to Coalition and Iraqi forces to be distributed to Iraqi kids. Currently, the project is being co-operated by members of St Luke Lutheran Church in Portland and Bilal Mosque in Beaverton. However, efforts are being made to engage the greater community. Already, Robert Gray Middle School has agreed to participate. Expect more updates in the coming weeks.

Additionally, images seen on the posters and flyers are courtesy of 8 people who served or are serving in Iraq (6 veterans, 2 currently deployed)

1. Joey Coon, OR National Guard (veteran),

2. Adam Henning (currently deployed)

3. Colin Horne, British Army Reservist (veteran)

4. Kevin D Oliver, US Army Civil Affairs (veteran)

5. Steen Jeberg, Danish Army Medic (veteran)

6. Jesse Distad, B Co 1-128 infantryman(veteran)

7. SSgt Sean Horgan, USMC (currently deployed)

8. Danjel Bout, US Army Ranger (veteran)