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March 11, 2010

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March 11, 2010

I became familiar with the organization “The HUGS Project” several years ago when I was looking for a way to support our troops. I sew for my “sanity” breaks and discovered I could not only sew for “me time” in the evenings but also help the troops at the same time. I then started recruiting other friends to help me sew and it started evolving in other ways as well. I felt I could still do so much more. I knew Karen and her crew sent care packages to the troops as well as letters of support and to help bring comfort and joy to someone's day. I asked Karen for a name of a soldier to write to about 6 months later and it has been increasing since that day. This past Christmas my family and friends had a care package drive and knit –a-thon. We collected 125 knitted or crocheted washcloths, 75 knitted wool hats, 300 hand made Christmas stockings and the stuff to fill them with, and over 300 handmade Christmas cards with blessing for our troops from a local 5th grade class. We packaged up and shipped off over 400 lbs of oatmeal, hot chocolate mix, snacks, candy and chocolate to the troops. If it wasn’t for The HUGS project we would not have been able to rally this much support and have a place to ship to our troops. I currently send care packages to a chaplain in the remote hills of Afghanistan with a group large of men. These guys have no PX or base and so anything that is sent is greatly appreciated. I am currently sending to my 3rd Chaplain at this same location and my current as well as the 2 previous men who have held this position always are grateful for anything they get. I also send letters and care packages to a wonderful young gal in Afghanistan and a Maj in Iraq. Over the past several years I have support numerous personnel serving in the middle east and as one comes home and get a new name of someone else to ship to. As I do not know of anyone serving in the military but feel I would like to brighten up someone’s day. Karen and the HUGS Project has introduced me to some pretty awesome people who support, sew for and send care packages to our troops. My husband and I are truly blessed that I stumbled across The HUGS Project website and feel we have been able to help in our small way. Anything we can do to help support Karen and The HUGS Project in making our troops feel a little piece of home always makes a great day. Mark & Bev DeLisle South Haven, MI

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

Make sure each and every service personnel receives a care package, letter or cooling tie to make them KNOW that the US does care about their freedom and what they are doing everyday in not always the best conditions DOES Means the world to us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 11, 2010

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March 11, 2010

Dear Oklahoma City Hugs Project, I am Lt Col C. Todd Prejean, Commander of the 441st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan. I just wanted to take the time to write a quick thank you note for the care packages that we received from your organization. I am unable to put into words the gratitude that we feel as a result of your selfless and patriotic gesture of goodwill. This is especially true during the holiday season where all my troops are far away from their loved ones. As you might imagine that are many needs to be filled in Afghanistan. Because we fly re-supply helicopters and the unforgiving terrain of Afghanistan, we are the only link to food supplies for many people. I would also like to tell you that some of the things you guys sent are being given to the Afghan children. Few Americans can comprehend the hardships and poverty some of these children in remote areas face. I did not think you would mind considering there is nothing more American than helping less fortunate people out. I wish I could explain to you the impact you have had on my unit as well as many Afghan locals. It is people like you that make America great. God Bless and Merry Christmas!

The Great!

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

a deployed environemnt. Many childern in Afghanistan has benefited from their selfless efforts.

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

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

the spirit of giving and the confirmation of the American patriot.

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

completely professional.

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

do alot.

Ways to make it better...

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

the logistics getting items into the hands of those that need it.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 10, 2010

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March 10, 2010

HUGS is a great service for the troops...my son was a Marine killed in Iraq in November of 2005...We as parents had haeard of this serivce organization and they had sent 'love boxes' to him and other guys in his unit...prior to his death...After the shock and semi recovery we have found working with HUGS as a great comfort and source to feel we can help some other brave person. We have given both with our time and money --share the good HUGS has brought to so many

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

makes you feel good when you can help the troops - serving our country

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

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

feedback from the troops

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

very committed to the troops and great Americans

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

serve more of America's finest that are protecting our freedoms

Ways to make it better...

more room and more money and more helpers

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

spreading the word about their purpose and needs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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March 10, 2010

I have worked with the Hugs Chapter in Lilburn, Ga for several years now, and it's such a rewarding feeling to be able to do something for our Troops overseas in return for all they do for us. I look forward to the times that I can work with our group in making the hug ties, preparing packages or even gathering items for mailings. It's amazing how much something so 'trivial' to us, such as a Q-Tip can mean so much to someone in the 'fields'. It's the least I can do! I would like to thank the Oklahoma group for even starting the Hugs Project. It's touched so many lives. As a parent of a son who will be starting his military career in a couple of years, I'm relieved to know that there's a group like this that will help take care of some of his needs. Thanks Hugs Project - for all you do and for letting me help you do it!!!

The Great!

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

seeing the pictures and letters from the receivers of the packages and had the self fulfillment of knowing I CAN do something to help those so far away.

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

send a whole lot more packages out!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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March 10, 2010

The only thing better than receiving a letter from home is receiving a package from home. The unfortunate reality is that many of our service members are forgotten or don't have a close circle of friends or family who regularly support them, especially while deployed. And even those troops who have support need to see and feel the gratitude of a grateful nation. The HUGS Project makes sure that our troops are not forgotten, that they understand they serve a nation that deeply appreciates their sacrifices. The packages sent by The HUGS Project to our deployed service members are done so well. The boxes are heartfelt and made with so much love and consideration. Not only are the boxes from the heart, but so many of the contents are useful in the field. From letters of thanks from grateful school children to foot powder and their famous COOL TIES, these packages make a difference to the individual troop and the morale of the unit he or she is serving. My personal experience with HUGS has been ongoing for nearly four months now. This past Christmas I served alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers as nearly 4,000 troops received a HUG from home! It was an amazing experience I look forward to being a part of as long as our military is protecting our freedoms. What's more is that nearly every penny of every dollar in donations goes directly to the contents of the packages or to postage getting the boxes there. I highly commend the leadership of The HUGS Project for their tireless service and dedication to our miliary. From a former active duty Marine, I extend my highest commendation to the organization and the many incredible people that make up the volunteer force. You have a reputation for being faithful. So I salute you with a full-voiced "Semper Fi." Thank you for all that you do to support our troops around the world. Steven Anderson

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

witnessing the thousands of packages sent to our troops each year by hundreds of selfless volunteers and leaders.

Ways to make it better...

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

update the website to reflect the quality of the mission and the people accomplishing it.

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

the genuine love and appreciation they have for our military and our nation. It inspires me to be a part of the volunteer force.

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

passionate, friendly, focused, dedicated, persistent, tireless, driven, kind, considerate, encouraging and loving.

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

make sure every troop serving in harm's way is recognized on a regular basis by a grateful nation.

Ways to make it better...

I had been involved a bit longer and known more of the volunteers.

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

technological, logistical and financial. It seems there is always more need than ability to meet the needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 10, 2010

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March 10, 2010

I first heard of the HugsProject when I was home visiting my parents before deploying to Iraq. I made sure to donate what I could before leaving knowing first hand what Soldiers and Marines far from home are going through. I am currently deployed and part of a very small detachment unit and the HugsProject made us feel very special, no matter how many people we were. One of my soldiers missed the birth of his first child and the HugsProject was there, sending him warm wishes. I can't thank people enough who volunteer their time and keep the soldiers in their hearts and minds even after many years at war. Thank you HugsProject for doing what you do, you truely impact every recipient.

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

they are truely there to support each and every Soldier, Marine, Airman, and Seaman. It doesn't matter where you are from or what your job they look to brighten the day of servicemembers with the little things that many people take for granted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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March 10, 2010

HUGS Makes a difference for Troops and Volunteers I appreciate the impact that the HUGS Project has had on the families in our Girl Scout Troop. The HUGS Project is truly serving more than just the soldiers overseas- it is serving the volunteers and giving them a chance to have an impact on the world.

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

Hearing the stories of soldiers we were helping as told by the staff while we were working. The stories helped us understand the significance of every single thing we were making and packing in the boxes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 3, 2009

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October 3, 2009

I just want to say THANK YOU to The Hugs Project for making meknow that someone back home loves me and respects the job I've been called upon to do for my county. They couldn't have a higher rating in my book. Is 5 as high as I can go? I want rate them even higher than that. How about a 100 plus? Can I do that? LCpl Justin Manford USMC currently deployed

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

lifting the spirits of THOUSAND of American troops who serve in the Middle East. When we say thank you, they reply, "No need, it's just our thanks to you". They call us heroes but THEY are the heroes. We couldn't do the job 'over there' without them.

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

being able to share all my boxes with my buddies. When I tell them someone isn't getting any support from his own family, they adopt him out and he doesn't feel alone after that.

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

well, I've never met any of them - we're total strangers and isn't that an amazing thing? I am blown away that they want to help people they will never meet.

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

continue save the lives of America's military force by continuing to provide thousands of cooling ties (they call them 'hugs') that reduce body core temps by 5+ degrees. No one need die of heat stroke.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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