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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Friend, you can be part of a Christmas miracle

It's not too late to
            make a Christmas miracle happen

Dear Friend,

It's not too late to make a Christmas
            miracle happenPretty tough claim to back up, isn't it? That you can help make a Christmas miracle happen? But that's exactly what I'm going to do.

But first I'm going to ask you for a favor . . . not for me but for a wounded war hero like the one shown to the right. If you've already given to the 2013 Secret Santa Project, which surprises our wounded heroes with $500 so they can buy their families Christmas presents, please consider giving again. And if you haven't been able to help yet, please do so right now, because this is your last chance to be part of this special Christmas project.

By the way Friend, with Christmas just a few days away I can't promise your gift will arrive before Christmas Day, but I can promise you it will be delivered to a severely disabled military hero as quickly as we can.

Even if your gift arrives a few days after Christmas it could mean the world to a struggling military family, and here's why.

Right now many military families are falling behind on their rent, utility bills and other expenses as a result of their severe injuries sustained while fighting for our freedom. And during the holidays, coming up with the money for just one or two presents or a Christmas meal can lead to a financial crisis for a seriously wounded troop and their family.

Receiving a surprise $500 Secret Santa check right after Christmas could be the answer to their prayers. Prayers that somehow they'd be able to avoid a possible eviction, utility cutoff or car repossession. Your gift could help them avoid that catastrophe.

So please help if you can, Friend. This is your LAST CHANCE to make a tax-deductible Christmas donation of $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to the 2013 Secret Santa Project, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.

Now, about that Christmas miracle . . .

A couple of years ago the Coalition sent a $500 Secret Santa check to Roger Benimoff, who was severely wounded while serving as an Army chaplain in Iraq.

Like so many military families, the Benimoff's hit hard times after Roger's injury. And here's what Roger's wife, Rebekah Benimoff, wrote after receiving their $500.

"About a week before Christmas, a surprise came in the mail. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes had sent a Christmas card offering thanks for my husband's service, and a $500 check.

"The next day I shopped carefully, with a sense of reverence. By the time I checked out, I'd realized that we had been given enough to cover gifts for our children, a holiday meal, and groceries for the next month, at least.

"It was nothing short of a miracle. My mind wandered to another Christmas miracle, long ago … a king, born in a stable. The love of God expressed through man, both then
and now. . . .


"The tears in my eyes sparkled like that Christmas Star, reminding me that whether in a manger or a shopping cart, the love of Christmas is always there, even when we least expect it."

 

It's not too late to make a Christmas
            miracle happen


Maybe Rebekah's letter put tears in your eyes too, Friend.

Because it sure feels good to know a modest gift from me or you can have that kind of an impact.

As I write this letter many more severely wounded heroes (and their wives) are hoping, even praying, for a Christmas miracle.

And a generous Christmas gift from you can help make that miracle happen.

Please give what you can to the 2013 Secret Santa Project.

This is your last chance . . . and it's also the last chance for our wounded heroes who desperately need your help.

Merry Christmas,

Major General John K. Singlaub
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army, (Ret.)

P.S. I already know how much you care about our desperate military families who have to choose between paying for food and rent, and putting Christmas presents from Santa under the tree. So I wanted to make sure you had one last chance to be a part of the 2013 Secret Santa Project, which surprises our wounded heroes with $500 so they can buy their families Christmas presents.

If you already gave, please consider giving again. And if you haven't been able to help yet, please do so right now.

Our goal is to make sure the child of every severely disabled military hero gets at least one present from Santa, whether their parents can afford it or not.

As I mentioned, your tax-deductible Christmas gift could be a godsend to a wounded hero even if it arrives a few days after Christmas. That's because many military families are forced to "rob Peter to pay Paul" to put presents under the tree, then they are unable to pay the rent or electric bill.

Receiving a surprise $500 Secret Santa check right after Christmas could be the answer to their prayers. So please give what you can, Friend, and thanks so much for what you've already done!

It's not too late to make a Christmas
            miracle happen

It's not too late to make a
            Christmas miracle happen

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a registered 501(c)3 organization. As such, donations made to CSAH are tax-deductible.

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