10-Aug-11 – 09:22 by ToddG

By now, everyone is well aware of the events that cost more than two dozen of our nation’s finest warriors their lives in Afghanistan last week. The thirty one men aboard that helicopter dedicated their lives to protecting us. All of us. And they paid the ultimate price for their selflessness and heroism.

While we sit back and reflect on their sacrifice, too often we forget that these men left behind children and wives who have lost more than just a warrior. They’ve lost Dad.

Now those families need us. Pick up your cellphone. Text “SEAL” to 90999. Ten dollars will be charged to your phone bill, and all ten dollars will go directly to the Navy SEAL Foundation to help the families who have lost their Dad. It’s that easy. No check to write, no website to visit. Just text “SEAL” to 90999. You’ll receive a text response in seconds asking you to reply with a “Yes” to confirm. The text messages are even free.

That’s it. You just helped support the families. Because of you, men who fight for our country know that if the worst happens, their families will be taken care of.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

edited to add: If you donate $10 via text and post a message about it on, we’ll match the first fifty donations (up to $500).

  1. 20 Responses to “Help”

  2. I sent a donation through their web site, thanks for the nudge.

    By James V on Aug 10, 2011

  3. Sent my text.

    By TCinVA on Aug 10, 2011

  4. At first it seemed to go through but after sending “YES” it returned a message saying my donation failed.

    By Dan on Aug 10, 2011

  5. Done

    By Zack H on Aug 10, 2011

  6. Sent in my text. Received my confirmation. Thanks for posting this.

    By Nelson on Aug 10, 2011

  7. Done and received confirmation.

    By Jon on Aug 10, 2011

  8. Done and well done, TLG

    By RVerdi on Aug 10, 2011

  9. sent, got confirmation. thanks for the link

    By cct125us on Aug 10, 2011

  10. Thanks will do! But don’t forget the non-SEALs. This story just ruined me. Poor kid just felt that nobody even noticed his DAD died too cause he wasn’t a SEAL. All he wants if for folks to know his Dad’s name.

    By JHC on Aug 10, 2011

  11. Done. And emailed to big group email and posted on a few FB pages.

    By JHC on Aug 10, 2011

  12. Another donation in

    By Chris C on Aug 10, 2011

  13. text sent. Donation made

    By Leisure on Aug 10, 2011

  14. Done.

    By YK on Aug 11, 2011

  15. Sent in my text and received confirmation. Thanks for the match.

    By Junkball on Aug 11, 2011

  16. JHC – Thanks for the link.

    By James V on Aug 11, 2011

  17. Done

    By Jon on Aug 11, 2011

  18. Let us never forget any of them………..not just the Seals that died. All of them deserve our respect.

    By Sean M on Aug 11, 2011

  19. Just a reminder… you need to post in the thread to count toward the matching donation. There’s no easy way for us to figure out whose screen name here matches with which user ID there.

    By ToddG on Aug 12, 2011

  20. Texted and confirmed

    By Evo on Aug 13, 2011

  21. Wow, this photo is amazing to watch!! It’s really sufferings the war between USA and Afghanistan…. Definitely come back for lots of this :)

    By Great wilium on Oct 23, 2011

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