One of the stories in Miracles and Moments of Grace
comes from Chaplain Steve Satterfield and Corporal William Seo. It's a very fun story of how CPL Seo convinced the actor Gary Sinise to come to Afghanistan to hand out school supplies with him to local schoolchildren.
Sinise has long been known for his dedication to our troops and the countries in which they are deployed. He and author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit, Unbroken
) co-founded a nonprofit, Operation International Children, and he entertains troops with his Lt. Dan Band.
Yesterday, Fox News ran a segment
on Sinise's new organization, The Gary Sinise Foundation
, that will focus on military families and veterans in particular. In part of the segment, you can see Corporal Seo with Sinise, side by side.
For his part, CPL Seo started a nonprofit of his own, first called Project Help Afghanistan and now HEMEfund.org
. It is geared toward providing housing, education, medical and employment assistance to communities like those CPL Seo saw in Afganistan -- communities of poor families with no hope of supporting themselves. CPL Seo and his colleagues provide literacy classes, sewing machines and many other means of assistance to help people improve their lives.
Stop over at CPL Seo's website and see what you might want to do to help him out!