Wednesday, January 11, 2006

There's Civilians in Them Thar Hills

With all the focus on our military in Iraq, sometimes we forget we have civilians doing their part to support our military and help the Iraqi people:

Each week Paula Morris and a number of other equally conscientious and caring volunteers visit the Ibn Sina Hospital, International Zone, Iraq with love, words of encouragement and gifts for Iraqi children.

Morris, a tall woman with thick, blond hair, is known as “Barbie” by the Iraqi children who think she resembles the famous doll.

“From children’s clothing – what we need most – through personal hygiene items and food,” Morris itemizes, “to magazines, toys and coloring books, generous people from all over the U.S. have been forwarding items to people here as individuals. We’ve neither asked for nor solicited contributions. They’ve all come totally voluntarily out of the kind generosity of the hearts of Americans.”

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