HOMEFRONT HUGS USA INC

Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Mental Health, Disabilities, Philanthropy

Location: 1850 Brookfield Drive % Alessandra Kellermann Ann Arbor MI 48103 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a part of HFH. I admire Ms. Kellermann for her passion for all military. I feel connected to the soldiers I have adopted, as if they are my own. My goal is to bring a smile to the soldiers that receive. Such a miniture sacrafice on my part for those that sacrafice everything to keep me and mine safe from harm. I am forever in their debt. May GOD BLESS AND BE WITH THEM ALWAYS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

support

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to find funding or supporter

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined HFH a few yrs ago, and I am amazed at how much they do for so many. Not only do they support the soldiers who are deployed, they help the families that are still here. I love the fact that almost anyone can adopt a soldier and send their support and thanks. I had a soldier I adopted a few yrs back and around christmas time I sent him a battery operated christmas tree for him and his troop. I recieved an email from him and all the others telling me thank you, and It would be one of the best christmases they would have being away from home. Then not only that I got pictures from him with the tree, and the smile that was on his face said it all. I recomend joining Homefront Hugs because there is a personal satisfaction to it. Not only do you do your part to support the soldiers, you get to corespond with them and get to know them, you get feedback and thanks for your part. I use to give my money to charities that helped others, but the satisfaction was not there in know who I was helping, that is not the case with HFH.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

coresponding with the soldiers, and seeing the web pages and the postings

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more volunteers

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Homefront Hugs 5 years ago. Right from the start I was touched by the absolute devotion shown by Alessandra to the service members and their families she has chosen to serve. I have seen quite a few nonprofits run by grand-standers, who are more interested in getting their picture in front of the public than helping anybody except themselves. Ali won't do anything of that sort. However, if there is a chance of telling everybSody about her dream of helping, she will shout it from the rooftops.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Immense satisfaction in being able to be of service to men and women who are putting their lives on the line for us.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing about the way this organization is run. I would, however, try to provide more financial support than I am able at the moment.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

HFH seeks to support our soldiers and their families by having the public send cards, letters, care packages, etc. You can donate items to HFH to send to our soldiers or families, you can donate money to HFH for postage to get those care packages sent, you can send letters/cards/packages direct to HFH to distribute, or you can adopt your own soldier or their family. Thanks to HomeFront Hugs, you have one centralized organization to give what support you can! Especially when our troops sacrifice so much for us. Check them out at homefronthugs.org and not only will you see their dedication, you'll want to help just like I did!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personal satisfaction! You can't put a price on the pride you take in giving back to our soldiers who've given so much to us!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get the word out. There are so many good 'causes' out there. But this is helping other human beings; what's more needed than that? Spread the word!

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My wife and I have been a part of Homefront Hugs for about 7 years. Alessandra Kellermann, the founder, continues to give superhuman effort on behalf of our military and their families. Her organization has given unconditional support to these people at a time when it is sorely needed. We have received numerous e-mails and letters from soldiers we have adopted through the years, and know how much this support means to them. This gives us incentive to continue our efforts supporting the organization and our service people. We enthusiastically give Homefront Hugs a 5 star rating.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading e-mails and letters of thanks from soldiers we have adopted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope many more people will volunteer their efforts towards its mission.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing we are providing much needed moral support for our service people. It is too easy for them to be forgotten.

Ways to make it better...

I had time to do more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

maintaining adequate finances.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Homefront Hugs has been superb in their tasks in both sorrow and joy. Alessandra and crew are very quick to respond to any measure or task put before them.We have had a terrific experience over the last 7 months with every encounter. We currently have two adopted troops that are currently overseas. The rewards of the bonding between initial complete strangers has brought me and my family great joy. Our service members are so grateful for so little we give compared to what they are giving to us. Our hearts do get broken when we hear about the needs of our fallen, wounded, veteran troops and their families. Homefront Hugs reaches out to so many different aspects of military life we wish we could address them all. We suggest you get involved.If you would spare a few hours a month or even a few cards here and there it may just spark up your life in a way that you really can not put into words. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND assisting these folks.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the past 7 months. They do amazing things.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do as good of a job as these guys do. So I most likely would not be running it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sincere, honest, respectful, responsive and compassionate care these folks provide.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unselfish, honest, caring and productive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spend more time continuing to help more people as they do everyday.

Ways to make it better...

we could do more to help out.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

FUNDING. DONATIONS.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Homefront Hugs does amazing things not only for our military families but the rewards for us as volunteers is very amazing too.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I just started this adventure. I read a message board from the troops and decided to help out. The response from Homefront Hugs was very quick. I understand that there are many more troops that need adoption. If I could I would adopt them all. My family like many are really financially strapped yet it doesn't cost a whole lot to show you care.I suggest we do what we can to help out our troops. They sacrifice more then we can imagine.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the words from other troops.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not sure yet.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

too new to really say. They responded very quickly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the person who has processed my application for adoption. Just signed up 9/21/09.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help out alot more of our troops.

Ways to make it better...

I could adopt more troops.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fulfilling the number of troops that need to adopted.

One thing I'd also say is that...

more people need to get involved no matter what your opinion is on why the troops are where they are.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My experience with Homefront Hugs and Alessandra have been truly wonderful. This organization helps so many people, all the time. I have loved being able to support our troops overseas. I've made new friends and enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful things this organization does both overseas and here at home. My experience has made me proud of those who serve and those who volunteer to support them. It feels truly amazing to know those men and women fighting in Iraq/Afghanistan know they are not alone and hearing it from them is something you will never forget. Homefront Hugs makes sure nobody is forgotten.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking to troops in Iraq and knowing how much they appreciate and love Homefront Hugs for everything it does for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT CHANGE A THING!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing I've helped so many troops receive items they need that they might not have received otherwise.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely wonderful, Alessandra is an amazing women who I'm proud to help any way I can.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support so many more troops overseas, their families back here at home and all the veterans they make sure are never forgotten.

Ways to make it better...

I had the money to adopt many more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds to send out all the care packages.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization needs more volunteers for our troops - VOLUNTEER!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Outstanding organization with a great purpose. I only wish my efforts at generating interest and support helps out and I know I will continue to do what my family and I can do in support of their efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Several years ago I met some fellow service members who had received support from them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try to make people more aware of their efforts and the great work they do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everything, since they give everything back to the cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could and would help a lot of service members, their families and our veterns.

Ways to make it better...

I could know for sure that our efforts are worth the work and people continue to support them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Continuing to gather more interest and support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are a great bunch, doing great work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer and it has brought so much joy into my life to be able to give back. Our troops are dedicating their time and service so we can live without fear, it's the least I can do . I write letters and send pkgs weekly and I would do it all over again if asked, I will remain a volunteer until I am no longer needed or able.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering by writing letters and sending pkgs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Geting to know Alessandra and her wonderful son Ed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

we could make sure every troop had everything they needed .

Ways to make it better...

My expierience has been great , just wish we didn't have to rely on outside help for monetary donations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love being a volunteer with Homefront Hugs USA

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I know how rewarding it has been to be a volunteer for HomefrontHugs USA. It has given me the opportunity to give back to our troops for what they do for us and our country.I try to spread the word about this great organization wherever I may be. We are volunteers we accept nothing in return except knowing we have helped another human being.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal family as they adopted a family member when he was overseas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be able to do the great job already being done.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

we do it out of LOVE for our troops.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really take care of all our troops and see that they have everything they need.

Ways to make it better...

we had more donations coming in.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

donations in form of money for postage .

One thing I'd also say is that...

Alessandra Kellerman is doing the best job she can with what she has.Great lady and great team.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

HomefrontHugs is an amazing organization! I have been a volunteer for nearly two years now and I am still caught off guard by the remarkably unconditional, loving support provided to our service memebers, and their families, by this group. Alessandra is a selfless woman who has inspired me, as well as my family, with her generous spirit, and we are looking forward to supporting this effort for years to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the heartwarming and touching letters/e-mails from our adopted service men and women. To know we have made a SMALL difference has made us all feel as if we have given something back to those who give it ALL!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do absolutely nothing different.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that we are able to contribute in some way to support the TRUE heroes who support us EVERY day, as well as getting to know some wonderful people who have enriched our lives and touched our hearts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

selfless, generous, dedicated and passionate about their mission! They are an inspiration and heroes themselves.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make certain that every one of our servicemembers, here and abroad, as well as their families, our veterans and our wounded heroes received the support that they more than deserve!

Ways to make it better...

I could only do MORE! And I plan to do as much as I can to help!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the current economic situation which truly effects their fundraising efforts.

One thing I'd also say is that...

thank you ... for all that you are doing!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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