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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Default Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

I am a civilian, serving in Iraq. We collect items for the troops (soap, magazines, etc), for free distribution to the men and women who are risking their lives here.

If anyone would like to donate a used hookah (as long as it is serviceable), or tobacco, coals, bowls, or anything hookah related, it will be gratefully accepted, and passed on to the soldiers/marines here.

Just send your items to:

Charles E. Martin
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cemab4y@hotmail.com

Thanks.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

Tee hee that would be really cool if I could...But I only have one hookah at the moment.

Lol that would be awesome seeing the troops smoke the hookah on the news ^_^
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

I'd consider it if you had proof that you send the items to the troops, but you really don't, so i won't consider it.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

i will sent sum stuff out there
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:06 PM
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They could find one out there for cheaper then the cost you send it to them for.
That is like.. a hookah goldmine. I bet they could just go in the rubble and pick one up!
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

Hmmm, well you could all just donate them to me. That way you knew for sure where it was going Donations even more accepted! lol
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

call me in one week to discuss. i want to verify that it will get into the right hands
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:16 AM
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Hmm...do you have any proof that this will go to good hands?

Now when I think about it...Why would the troops need hookah GOING to Iraq when they come BACK home with one?

Pshh right....
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

This guy sounds fishy, i'm not gonna lie. I wouldn't donate anything to him until he provides adequate proof that the hookahs and supplies go to the troops. Besides, it's probably just cheaper to buy hookahs over there anyways...
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:20 AM
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I'm not gonna donate as well. Its cheaper by a WAY good amount so why wouldn't troops just wanna buy them out there?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

I don't understand why there are so many posts about this. If you believe it's legit then donate. If you don't think it's legit, then don't donate. It's just that easy. Why have a bajillion posts saying basically the same thing?
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I'd consider it if you had proof that you send the items to the troops, but you really don't, so i won't consider it.
The APO Address is a dead give away that it is going to a military address....Have a little faith in our community bro.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:20 AM
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BTW its not that easy to just walk into a market and buy whatever you want. Some of those guys dont want us there so they refuse to sell to us. Also, alot of the troops dont get to go on shopping trips as they are working 16-18 hours a day. I am in the Navy and have been for over 16 years, if it would make you feel better for me to liason with this guy to check his credibility I certainly have the tools to do so at my disposal. I work at the Navy Reserve Headquarters Command in New Orleans and have a lot at my disposal. We send Boxes of stuff to the troops monthly, things you guys probably take for granted, beef jerky, magazines, toiletries etc etc Let me know what I can do to make this work, because those soldiers and sailors over there are near and dear to my heart. I have a couple friends serving over there right now, its no vacation. I asked them about hookahs and tobacco, its not easy to get.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

Friends, I assure you, that I am the "real deal". I have been in Iraq for two years, and I plan to be here for 3-5 more years. I am a civilian engineer, working for ITT (see www.itt.com). I belong to the Masonic lodge, and we have masons all over the USA (and England), who have donated all kinds of goodies for the troops here.

These men and women work 12-16 hours per day, and they are mostly forbidden to go around in the markets and shop. I have been to a couple of the local shops here, and the hookahs they sell are just "crap" anyway.

If you want to see what we are doing here, please see my blog:

http://www.cemab4y.blogspot.com

I can also give you some USA references, who can vouch that the donations program is 'legit', and I am absolutely on the level.

I promise, that all items received go straight to the troops here, through our local masonic lodge.

The fact that I have a APO military address in Iraq, should give you assurance, that this is a real program.

If you have any concerns, please email me at cemab4y@hotmail.com

and I will give you a list of references, who can vouch for me.

Our troops here, deserve some quality time off.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

I here that hookah is forbidden to a lot of the soldiers there. A guy I know who returned told me that they were sold in PX's...but orders were not to buy..... and if you did buy... not to ship it home.

One of those kinds of "orders"
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

The US forces (soldiers/marines) at this base are permitted to smoke tobacco, all they want. The PX here sells all kinds of cigarettes, cigars, as well as snuff and chewing tobacco. Troops are permitted to bring back hookahs, as long as they are clean and free of residue. This is my third base of assignment here, and I mail my hookahs to myself, when I get a transfer.

There are restrictions on what can be sent home by the troops. Pornography, cuban cigars, and other items are forbidden to be mailed.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

Well, I don't have any extra hookahs, but I have a few extra bowls that I could send your way. Are you allowed to ship in bowls that have been smoked from?

You mentioned you couldn't send them out.

Let me know - I'm not using them and I'm sure our troops break a few bowls along the way.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:16 PM
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i have a big 30 inch egyptian not being used... its for sale, but thinkin about donating my friend just got back from serving like a year and a half in afghanistan. sooo yea.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

This is terrific! You can certainly send used bowls, used hookahs, etc. Just box the items, like you would for ordinary mail. Then take the packages down to the post office. You must fill out a customs sticker (your postal clerk will help you). The package must be addressed to

Charles E. Martin
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Thanks in advance for your generosity! The items will be well-used by the troops here.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

also, if you don't feel like spending that much money to send a whole hookah to the troops, my brother said a roll of copenhagen is valued greatly. the troops only have cheap snuff and copenhagen from the states is not only better but can be a huge bargaining tool... lol
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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Anyone wishing to donate hookah (and supplies) to the troops?

AMEN TO THAT! The guys here love dipping that Copenhagen. Some types of snuff and smokeless tobacco is available in the PX, costs about $4 a can.

If anyone wants to donate ANY tobacco products to the troops, believe me, they will be gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance.
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