Words can’t express the gratitude and awe I have for bloggers and blog readers tonight.  With just about three and a half hours left in Troopathon 2009, the blogosphere has raised more than $47,000 dollars to buy care packages for our troops on the front lines of the war on terror.  When Move America Forward asked me to lead a team in the competition, I aimed to break five figures, and gave it a 50/50 chance of succeeding.  As of 8:30 pm ET, the Hot Air Steamers have raised $23,029!

There’s still a little time left!  All you have to do is click here to donate through the Steamers’ page, and we can make even more of the troops happy!

The Greyhawks continue to impress at the end, now above $16,000.  The Anti-Jihadists are now above $7400.  Be sure to check out the team page, and keep up with the final tallies.

Here are your Hot Air Steamers, with graphic courtesy of Yid with Lid: