UM Phone Cards: The Perfect Gift for U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen

December 05, 2008

With the holidays coming up, don't forget to thank the men and women serving in the U.S. military by giving them the perfect gift from home – a conversation with a loved one. 

Started by United Methodist Chaplain Lt. Col. J. Maddox Woodbery, the Phone Card Project, five years old this November, has donated more than 13 million minutes of conversations with loved ones to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen serving overseas. And, with Christmas right around the corner, many serving in conflict zones cannot afford to call family and loved ones.
The process is simple – donations are collected (one 120-minute card costs $4.95), the cards are ordered, and they are sent directly to United Methodist chaplains serving in areas of conflict. The chaplains will hand them out to the service personnel.
To contribute to the phone card program, send checks payable to:
United Methodist Endorsing Agency (UMEA)
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
PO Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007