Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Leadership Mississippi helps troops call home

Link - In an effort to lift morale and strengthen family ties during these times of military separation, Mississippians again have the opportunity to purchase and send prepaid calling cards through the Leadership Mississippi Troop Support campaign for Mississippi National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve troops serving in Iraq or Kuwait.

One thousand cards have been delivered to the National Guard and Reserve, bringing the total to more than 11,200 since October 2003. There are approximately 4,000 Mississippians now serving on active duty in Iraq or Kuwait.

Each card will allow a soldier a 25-minute call from any public phone in their area to talk with loved ones in Mississippi. They can make free telephone calls from military installations, but access and availability are limited. The cards allow soldiers to use public telephones -- with no long lines to stand in.

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