Iraqi troops donate money to U.S. wildfire victims
USAToday.com reports Friday that, according to the U.S. military, a group of Iraqi soldiers has donated $500 to help with the victims of the recent California wildfires.
Iraqi Col. Abbas Fadhil at the Besmaya range complex south of Baghdad says his troops want to send a message to the American people with the donation that "we are a family."
A handful of wildfires raged through Southern California earlier this month. The blazes damaged or destroyed about 1,000 homes.
News spread of these fires, and Iraq is showing their support.
This is not the first time the Iraqi soldiers have sent a donation in support of the Americans. The military says it's the fourth donation sent by the Iraqis to Americans hit by tragedy.
According to a statement Thursday, they also raised $1,500 for victims of hurricanes Gustav and Ike and donated $500 to the National Sept. 11 Memorial.