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March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

We appreciate all the support of the volunteers back home. It is tough to be away from loved ones for such long periods and it means a lot when we are deployed to receive messages and packages. Thanks for all that you are doing. Know that it is a great boost over here and we truley appreciate the effort and support from all of you back home!!

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The support we recieve is great! It is not a matter of what is in the package, just getting the package and knowing that great folks back home are volunteering their time to support us makes a huge difference.

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There were more locations recieving items.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

In my humble experience, the HUGS project is nothing short of outstanding! I look forward every month for something form them. God bless all that are involved in this great project. Little things that they send make a big difference! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

The Great!

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Keep up the tought pryaers, items and goodies. THANK YOU!!!!

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

Just knowing that folks back home, really care and show there support in a heart felt manner. It is truly a humbling event....

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

Via email, have been GREAT!

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

Rule the world!!! It is not so much the items sent , but the effort and love behind it. "Even a child is know by his actions" Proverbs 20:11

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 22, 2010

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March 22, 2010

The Hugs Project have sent packages to addresses I have provided to them. All the troops have been thrilled to receive "Hugs & Kisses". I also had the honour of working with Karen & Ray at a VFW convention in Orlando several years ago. They worked hard, to raise funds to send packages to our troops on the home front. These hard working dedicated troop supporters inspire many others to work along side of them, and they never forget that have troops needing their help, daily. Thank you volunteer folks of the Hug Project.

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

Have supplied many addresses of military personnel who would like to receive boxes. They have shipped and supplied goodies from home. Including Hugs and Kisses. They are always willing to remember our boys and girls on the home front.

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

n.a.

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

They have a can do attitude.

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

Dedicated, hard working and outstanding folks, willing to give their all to supporting our troops.

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

Service many more men and women serving overseas.

Ways to make it better...

N/a these people and this organization are outstanding.

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

Monies. In this economical time, it is difficult to give as much as one use to. This organization would welcome extra monies and supplies.

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

This is a family organization, when you volunteer here, you are part of the family, the military family. They care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 22, 2010

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March 22, 2010

The HUGs project sent care packages to my men in Afghanistan. They sent cool teck ties (hugs) and helmet liners (kisses) to keep us cool in the 140 degree summers. They also sent blankets and Christmas gifts in the winter. Of course lots of groups are charitable like the HUGS Project, but there was something different about this group. The members wanted to do more than send boxes. They sent correspondance and lots of love. They took a personal interest. They linked my men with other families in a broad network of sharing and fraternity. I guess that might seem ok to some people, but the needs of the modern combat Soldier, Sailor, Marine, and Airman are great so I found it to be Heaven Sent! We needed a means to vent frustrations as we were under massive stress. We needed to feel a sense of belonging as we missed our own families terribly. We needed to feel like what we did was a service the American people desired and appreiciated. The HUGs Project fulfilled these needs for us. In our darkest hours, they were the Cavalry who came to our rescue. I know these folks all deserve ample thanks and they all have my eternal appreciation, but specifically I wanted to thank Lee Coe, Dawn Case, and Debbie Cappel. These three cared for me on a personal level and even connected with my familiy back home. If the HUGs volunteers are all saints, then these three women are most assuredly angels. God bless the HUGS Project and God Bless America. Sincerly MAJ Curtiss Robinson, ARSIC-S Police Mentor Team Chief, Shahjoy district, Zabul province.

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

countless ways while deployed to Afghanistan, and long afterward back at home.

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

Great people and loving correspondance.

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

honest, kind, and considerate.

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

spread the word farther with networking.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 18, 2010

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March 18, 2010

The Hugs project is an amazing group of people who truly care about our troops. Karen and the gang, never batted an eye when I asked for cold weather gear for my son and his platoon in the mountains of Afghanistan this past winter, now that things are HOT! They graciously sent over 40 cool ties to my son's platoon, making sure there were enough for everyone. They have included my son on their care package list, when I was financially unable to send packages to him. Often as a marine mom we learn of other young men and women who are deployed but who are receiving little or no mail from home. I have passed these names on to the hugs project as well, and they made sure to add them to their lists. My son called and said mom, Marine X got a package today from the Hugs Project and he said it made him so happy that someone thought of him. He couldn’t believe that someone he didn’t even know sent him this wonderful box. What a morale booster. Everyone always shares with each other but it is nice when you get a box addressed to you. I am so grateful for all the support my son and his fellow marines, as well as all the troops they support, receive from this outstanding organization. There just are NO words to completely express my gratitude to them. God Bless, "The Hugs Project" and all of the volunteers who work so hard to support our troops.

The Great!

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

They have sent care packages, cooling ties and warm weather gear to my son and his platoon who is currently deployed. They have also supported deployed troops who have no one back home with care packages.

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The people are awesome! Kind, caring, compassionate and efficient!

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

The staff and volunteers are quick to respond to questions and requests. They ask more questions to be sure they are sending the appropriate things to meet the needs of the deployed troops.

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

they could serve more troops!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 18, 2010

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March 18, 2010

Everyone says, "been there, done that" but I really have. Served in both Iraq and then again 2 times in Afghanistan. America's troops are doing a hard job without adequate supplies and it's groups like The HUGS Project that keep us going and motivated. We feel like these people are the true heroes. We're just doing our jobs. They don't have to do what they do but they do it because they care about us and that's better than gold. I've gotten care packages with hugs in them and just want to say thank you to each and every member who's ever packed a box or written a letter to let us know that you haven't forgotten we're still over here. May God continue blessing America and the good people of The HUGS Project.

The Great!

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

how good they made us all feel when we heard from them at Christmastime.

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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...

The joy we felt knowing a stranger cared about us.

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

The amazing thing is that we've never met - never will meet probably but yet they do this just to let us know they want to make our lives better.

Ways to make it better...

In no way could it have been better - it was AWESOME!

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

getting the funding they need.

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

we appreciate everything you do for soldiers,sailors, airmen, Marines, guard. Thanks so much!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 17, 2010

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March 17, 2010

I received several care packages from The Hugs Project when I was deployed to Iraq during the troop Surge in 2007-2008. When we were enduring rocket and mortar attacks almost daily, and I was separated from my family for a year while serving our country, it was very comforting to get a care package from home. Even in these days of email and phone access, there is nothing like a care package when one is deployed. Since my return I have volunteered for The Hugs Project. Karen Stark and the rest of the Hugs folks are true servant leaders. I thank God for them. -Kevin Calvey Captain, Army National Guard

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

Receving care packages while I was deployed to Iraq with the military.

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

Knowing someone at home care about me.

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

Kind, thoughtful, and hard-working.

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

Make every deployed military personnel feel supported by folks at home, and help their families, too.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 17, 2010

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March 17, 2010

I was in Iraq and received packages from the Hugs Project from all over the USA. It was very special to see how many people really do care about us over there. It made me feel good for days after opening a box.

The Great!

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

Iraq. I was stationed there from Feb 07 to Feb 08.

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

being able to share the items that was sent to me with my friends. Even other units that came into the base.

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

I didn't actually meet any of the people who was with the group except by letters, but they are great people who love our country and our troops. You can tell by the way they go all out for us.

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

I'm not sure, but it would be used for supporting our troops. They are great people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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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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.

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

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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

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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