Yesterday, I received a particularly nasty and innacurate email from one the members on this cause.
The email was directed at me personally, sent to my email address and it was related to the previous post dated June 9th @ 6:51 PM and titled "eMail Our Military Nominated for a Social Media Makeover - Help us Win."
Normally, I'd ignore an insulting email peppered with innacuracies or address the person privately but because our group is growing in numbers there are a few points about our cause that I'd like to take a moment to clarify - especially for those of you that may be new to facebook and unfamiliar with the causes application.
First, for those of you who don't know me personally, I'm Trish Forant. I'm not just the creator of this cause but also the President and Founder of eMail Our Military. I'm a real person (really, you can google me) and my facebook account is my personal account. You have the ability to click on my name and it will take you to my profile where you can learn more about me - the person and connect with me.
In addition to my work with eMail Our Military, I also do consulting in new media and the IT industry. Therefore, many people know my personal brand/logo/avatar and recognize it more readily than say, a photo of me and my kids. If you take a moment to visit my profile and surf my photos you'll see me.
In other words, don't judge a profile or person for that matter by their profile picture - and more importantly, don't insult them because of it.
Second, if you're new to the cause you will want to take a moment to visit the cause page, read all the announcements and check out the discussion board so you can get a feel for our cause and learn more about who we are and what the eMail Our Military does to support our troops.
You can find additional information about eMail our Military on our website at: http://www.eMailOurMilitary.com
On our blog at: http://emailourmilitary.blogspot.com/
On our facebook group at -- http://groups.to/emailourmilitary/
And also on the fanpage at -- http://companies.to/emailourmilitary/
We intend to use this cause to do what we do best - support our troops. That means we're going to let you know what we're doing and how we need help to get it done.
"eMail Our Military is a charitable organization supporting our troops through morale boosting email, cards, letters and care packages. Troop supporters can take part in a number of support projects ranging from eMailing a service member one-on-one to general year round support projects."
Finally, with your help, eMail Our Military is listed at #11 to win a much needed social media makeover. If you feel so inclined to help our organization win then visit and vote: http://www.communicause.com/my-cause/2268
If you have questions, comments or concerns about our cause please don't hesitate to ask them on our discussion board, in the comments section or through our website's contact form.
Trish & the eMail Our Military Team