All posts tagged: Support Our Troops

Task of the Week: Support the Troops

Each Monday, we will be spotlighting our fave Task of the Week. This spotlighted Task will range from the ordinary, to the fun and innovative, to the downright out-there. We hope you enjoy reading about these Tasks and learning about all the amazing things you can outsource on TaskRabbit. Task of the Week: Buy and Ship Care Package to Platoon in Afghanistan Sender Chris Z needed help…help shopping for, packing and sending a care package to a platoon stationed in Afghanistan. Runner, Janet W was happy to pitch in. This Task struck us as pretty awesome and we wanted to learn more. So, we sent Chris a couple of questions to get the scoop. Who were you sending the package to? I am helping a platoon of soldiers stationed in a desolate area in northern Afghanistan that the US just recently occupied, via SoldiersAngels, a non-profit organization that helps people ‘adopt’ soldiers stationed overseas.  The platoon’s mission is to establish digital communication across a very harsh terrain. The infrastructure and support systems are VERY limited; most …