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October 7, 2009
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October 7, 2009
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.

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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!

Ways to make it better...

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

do absolutely nothing different.

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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

October 1, 2009

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October 1, 2009

A great organization that pairs up people and/or families to adopt a soldier that never receive care packages from home. My brother-in-law served in the Navy for 20 years and he always commented how fortunate he was to receive care packs regularly and how many guys never got anything from family or friends from home. Please let them know we care.

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

my children get to write letters to a soldier we don't even know, but we can tell him thanks for his risks every day and send off a little care package to him every month.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

I have been a member of Homefront Hugs since approximately 2004. The number of projects provided have increased over the years as the needs of the troops, their families and the wounded have been made known. It is truely an organization that works extremely hard to make sure no hero is forgotten. As the needs grow, and more troops deploy, so grows the need for more volunteers and dontations. This is an all volunteer organization with all monies being used for the projects. Check out our web site and find a project to support to show your support an say think you to our heroes.

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

my vist to the polytrauma unit at the Tampa VA Hospital. The volunteer coordinator was well acquainted with the organizations care packages, cards and letters of support for the soldiers, as well as the donation fof books.

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

having a soldier tell me what a difference my letters, cards and packages made during his deployment. We really do make a difference.

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

almost guarantee that our troops would not be forgotten, nor would our wounded heroes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 26, 2009

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September 26, 2009

A+++++++++++++. They go above and beyond their call of service. My entire platoon and I are most grateful for their service to us and helping us while we are currently deployed. They know what it means to help soldiers and not just current serving members. They even are very caring for out families at home. My wife is most grateful for the wonderful friendships she has made with them. With great respect, Platoon SGT Jeremy Pidgeon and Platoon, Afganistan 2009/2010

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

My platoon. It's hard to describe what it is really like to get a care packages from others outside the home. The Company is very jealous of the Platoon because of the care and commitment we receive.

Ways to make it better...

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

NOT CHANGE A THING!

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

Is the wonderful service and commitment they have to their nation, those who serve and their families.

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

I have not personally met any, as I am overseas.

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

It would not only be sending care packages overseas, but would be helping those wounded and prior service members who need some some support in some manner.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing. They not only take care of me and my platoon, but check on my family while I am currently gone.

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

Are the lack of funds they would like to have to help support more soldiers.

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

It's hard to convey our great appreciation, for a job well done!!! There are no other words that can describe their love and support but above and beyond expecations with an awesome job well done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

This is a great organization! Alessandra Kellermann, Homefront Hugs President is a wonderful role model as to putting your money and time where you heart is. Each time one of us can put a smile on the face of one of our troops and and/or their families we are blessed as are they! Not every service member has a family to support and care while they are deployed but HFH allows us to adopt and share our support! As an Army mom myself of a service member I am so pleased this organization allows me and others to "mother/befriend" these hard working guys and gals! It is an organization that is well run and true to its vision and goals of supporting our US military personnel.

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

I have made friends with several service personnel and their families that really "puts a face" on these courageous young men and women. It has allowed me to get friends and co-workers mobilized to support as well!

Ways to make it better...

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

do exactly what they do now. N0o changes!

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

Meeting through mail/email these great troops and being able to "give back" in some small measure my appreciation for what they do and show appreciation for the sacrifices they make daily for our country!

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

Excellent, caring and giving!

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

Make sure that every single service man and woman would know and feel the appreciation we owe each and everyone of these troops and their families for the daily sacrafices they make for a safer more free world.

Ways to make it better...

I had found them sooner!

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

The tight economy has made it more challenging to get volunteers and monetary support.

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

Alessandra Kellermann and all the fine service men and women are my HEROES!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

If you are ready to get involved to support our troops in a meaningful way, this is the organization for you. There are a ton of ways you can get involved! Getting involved to show your support for our military doesn't need to cost a lot of money. The most important aspect of the volunteer experience is your time and kindness. You can opt to "adopt" a deployed member, the military nurses and doctors who care for them, or our wounded heroes who are now home and could use some love. You can simply be part of the campaign to write letters and send/make get well and thank you cards. The cards are a great way to get children involved. You may also choose to support their families back home. Whatever you do, you will be making a difference...a true difference. The organization is not politically affiliated and is completely volunteer run. Our military and their families are counting on us.

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

the true joy that my family and I have experienced knowing that we are making a soldier's day a little brighter by giving them what they should have each day...our sincere gratitude and a little bit of home.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 22, 2009

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September 22, 2009

I am a volunteer for Homefront Hugs USA and am so blessed to have found this organization. Like so many people, I wanted to find a way to let our soldiers know how much we care and appreciate their service to this great nation. I have worked with other organizations that have not been as on top of things as Allessandra. It has been such a sure joy and pleasure to be able to work with such an outstanding and devoted woman. Her passion for the military goes above and beyond. She has inspired not only me but my daughter as well to go the extra mile and want to do as much as we can for our troops. I could not have picked a better organization to volunteer for. Thank you Allessandra for creating Homefront Hugs USA....

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

the letters being sent back from the troops saying how much they appreciated our care packages that we send and just the fact that we have not forgotton them.

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

the excitement and joy to know that I am making a difference and showing my children what it means to make a difference in someone else life.

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

While I have not met Allessandra personally, the connection I have with her via email is so strong. I love her passion and empowerment that she gives.

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

go towards reaching out to our wounded vets. While we have made a lot of progress as a nation to make sure that our soldiers know we love and appreciate them. Not only for the wounded but for their families as well.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 22, 2009

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September 22, 2009

I have been a volunteer for Homefront Hugs for the last six months and have adopted two soldiers, one of whom is Afganistan and has lost men. We can never do enough to thank these brave men and women who not only sacrifice their lives but sacrifice being away from family, friends, and the comforts of home. Please, please volunteer so we can help as many folks as possible. It just takes sending care packages and notes of encouragement. You will find the experience most rewarding, and if you have children, it will be a valuable lesson on serving commuinity and volunteerism.

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

Notes shared from soldiers and coverage from new agencies.

Ways to make it better...

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

Try to get larger corporations involved.

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

It makes me feel good when a soldier gets so excited about receiving a package of corn nuts! The gratitude is so huge for something I do that is small in comparison.

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

Alessadra Kellerman is a tireless advocate.

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

Expand its outreach.

Ways to make it better...

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

Not enough volunteers.

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

I lived overseas myself for a time and it is stressful and challenging to find the things from home that bring you comfort. Imagine being in a conflict zone.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 22, 2009

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September 22, 2009

This charity matches up ordinary people to provide support for our troops overseas. Whether it's to send care packages, or write letters and cards to help morale, this is a great way to reach out to our brave service men and women around the world. Through Homefront Hugs, our family sent a large package of cards to wounded troops in Iraq and we even received a personal e-mail reply from the chaplain who distributed the letters. This is a great organization that needs monetary donations as well as volunteers to send items to our military personnel.

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

a personal e-mail recieved from Iraq, telling us how helpful it was to receive our cards.

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

Make sure our troops had continuous care package to make their lives just a little bit better in such trying situations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 22, 2009

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September 22, 2009

HomeFrontHugs is doing a job that is critical to any soldier when deployed away from home. This could also be adapted to new soldiers in the service during training, especially the young ones. I am glad that someone stood up and has said, "Give them our support", it was barely there when I was a soldier deployed overseas and I was happy to respond to all of the letters that I received. God Bless you each!

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

I have seen morale change within both the individual and the unit when someone shows their appreciation.

Ways to make it better...

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

put out information to each elementary school throughout the country. Get the children involved with cards of thanks.

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

They care and respond quickly to requests of adoption.

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

I have not met many of the volunteers or staff but I do know they are full of passion for the soldiers and have very warm hearts.

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

reach far beyond anyones imagination in helping the soldiers and orphans in these war torn lands.

Ways to make it better...

I was part of this organization myself.

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

support and volunteers. Best intentions don't go too far when that is all they are. Get Involved!

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

I would have appreciated this service of friendship and gratitude when I was deployed. Keep up the great work and get the Social Work System involved.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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