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October 18, 2012

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October 18, 2012

I have been with Forgotten Soldiers from its beginning. Reading the thank you letters and meeting servicemen and women that have received packages from FSO has been the highlight. Packing events bring the action to showing our support for our US Military. The best part is knowing you've sent a piece of home and encouragement to people who are putting their lives on the line for us.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 16, 2010

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December 16, 2010

The mission of FSO is to insure that young men and women who volunteer to put on the uniform of our nation and then put their lives on the line every day, know and trust that people back here at home, care about their sacrifice.
We want them to know we haven't forgotten and we are willing
to show how much we respect that service by packing and mailing "Care" packages containing letters of encouragement, and items they need but can't always get in such faraway outposts near battle zones.
With donated items we recieve at our national operations center in Lake Worth, Florida, we are able to keep the packages filled with goodies, personal necessities and of course the letters, many from children, which the soldiers serving overseas truly look forward to recieving. The packages go to individual soldiers, or to squads.
Soldiers themselves can ask for the packages to be sent by mail or on line, or family members can contact us with addresses to deliver packages to their loved ones who are over there protecting our freedom.

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There is nothing more heartwarming than to be at our national operation center or at a fund-raising event, when a soldier shows up who recieved one of FSO"s "Care" packages. When they come home and get a change to thank FSO their stories of how the items help morale amoung soldiers, bring tears to all eyes. One such soldier who appeared unannounced at our OPS Center, related his story to the volunteers, and was brought to tears himself over how much the "care" packages meant to him and his squad!

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Because of the success of our work at FSO over the past 8 years, it might now be time to consider changing our name, from Forgotten, to American Soldiers Outreach. I would also like to see the Postal Service give us a much lower rate for postage on the packages we send overseas.

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