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Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Supporting America's deployed military service members to ensure they are not forgotten.

Results: Since our inception in 2003, we have benefited over 400,000 of our military, covering all world theaters and all branches of the military via our "We Care" Packages.

Target demographics: Supporting our deployed military service members throughout the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 6,000 "We Care" packages were shipped benefiting minimum of 18,000 or more of our military deployed overseas!

Geographic areas served: Communities throughout the country and US Armed Forces throughout the world.

Programs: We send monthly care packages to our deployed military service members in all branches of the military and throughout the world. Our goal is to send that “little bit of home” to military members that may receive little to no support from home. Our care packages contain hygiene items, toiletries, snacks and letters of encouragement. Our care packages are a morale booster and provide a connection to home. There are several ways that you can help support our troops through Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Go to our website at forgottensoldiers.org and check out Ways to Help.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 JeanelleK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my opinion, I know how much this organization helps our service members that are deployed overseas. You can tell that the volunteers and the staff do this from their hearts and that this organization means everything to them. Helping those that receive little to nothing from home breaks my heart. As a person that was raised military and was a military mom, I cannot believe that there are not more organizations such as Forgotten Soldiers Outreach out there. I just want to say....good job to the volunteers for doing all they do to support our troops!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son is now on his 4th deployment since 2006. Every deployment, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has sent him and his brothers packages. I am very grateful towards the volunteers and the staff of FSO for sending him and the guys packages. As a military raised, military mom, I know that those packages mean a lot to the men and women that are deployed overseas. It boosts their morale knowing that complete strangers are thinking of them and put a ton of love into the packages they receive. I know that I cannot personally say thank you enough to these men and women that serve our country and leave their families and friends to defend our freedom. Thank you FSO for supporting them while they are away.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had the honor of working alongside of this wonderful organization in February. Great people with big hearts doing great things

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The reality of what FSO is doing is much more than sending cards and WeCare package. This amazing organisation is showing American soldiers that the reason they are risking their life very far from their home country really matters and make a difference. FSO tells them through these package that there are millions of people who really care for them and are grateful. Please donate some time or some money to the FSO team, like I do as often as I can. The team is great and what they do essential.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the past three years helping FSO, I can say that this organization has some of the hardest most dedicated people I've had the pleasure to be around. Not only do they work hard but you can feel the motivation they have for helping the soldiers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working with this group on a fundraiser several months ago. This is a great group of people that are extremely dedicated to their mission of helping those who are protecting our way of life.

1 Tara Alexis

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Forgotten Soldiers Outreach for being the setting that provides connection, emotional support, love and a place where our hearts can fulfill it's passion. Increasing the resilience of the individual can increase the resilience of the community, and providing a helping hand to a neighbor or a friend, can also help the person giving the hand. Any opportunity to extend gratitude and show support to our deployed military and their families, and to acknowledge their important contribution to the well-being and safety of our country is something I do not take lightly. A simple "thank you" to a service member helps show gratitude of their sacrifice. All people, not just those involved in the military, benefit from community support, and the emotional show of support is important to everyone's health and well-being. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. is the venue that connects our communities with those serving abroad and also impacts our communities and the family members back home. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a huge family and there is nothing better than working and helping each other, ensuring that NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN. For those returning to those deploying. The south Florida community, FSO's volunteers, staff, military family members and those deployed recipients of FSO's We Care package program share in the joy of giving and receiving. This is why it is so common to find "recipients" from FSO's program volunteering, attending fundraising events, and continuing their involvement with FSO after they return home from their tours.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last November I was let go from my job, and like most we live on a budget. With no savings to carry us through we learned how to put our complete Trust in God. Our family is overwhelmingly blessed as God has made a way and our every need has been met. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach filled our home with furniture as we were unable to move our furniture from north Florida. God is good! Thank you..... Thank you.... Thank you.... Our prayers have been answered. Jesus HELP, is a powerful and short prayer...Might I suggest this to those who need comfort, rest, and peace. He is the way the truth and the life!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that consistently sends out monthly care packages to our deployed military service members. They ensure that recipients receive the best items possible including toiletries hygiene items snacks and letters of encouragement.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of people that dedicated so much time helping those protect us keep up the great work

1 Tracy75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to FSO about three years ago through a friend. What I found was an organization full of people that care and love what they do. They are always "on", working to raise funding so they can continue supporting our troops. I have been to the warehouse where they store and package the care boxes. It is unbelievable what they do. I am proud to say I know a great group of individuals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FSO exist because it is ran on love and community. I have had the pleasure of working with them; it has been a very rewarding time. It is all about the soldiers. They are very committed and in it for the long haul; there is no stopping them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great cause and a great group of volunteers who really care. Donations actually help the soldiers.

1 Kerry28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a wonderful worth while organization from their mission statement all the way to our deployed troops! Being away and deployed representing our country is a demanding job. Our soldiers need to feel the LOVE from the United States to keep up the moral and confirm we have their backs just as they are unselfishly giving their lives to each and everyone of us. Thank you to our men and women of service. FSO is a big help to support our military causes by keeping our troops morals up!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with this organization since 2013. The volunteers and staff work so hard to to get packages out to military service members. Amazing non-profit that insures that our troops are not forgotten.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that provides care packages to deployed military service members. Forgotten Soldiers outreach is not a "bloated" non-profit with highly paid staff. Monies raised go towards shipping the monthly packages and package contents are donated by members of the community. They have been serving the troops since 2013!

1 Heather257

Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with this wonderful organization in the past, and plan to again in the near future. It is a great cause and everyone can help on any level.

1 Marcia39

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe that it is the right thing to do to donate to forgotten soldiers...who put their lives on the line for us so we can enjoy the freedoms we do.
My father was a vet, I moved to Florida with a vet , who has since passed away and I respect what these men have sacrificed for us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My kids and I have volunteered numerous times with this organization and I've never had anything but great experiences. When there, you can see how much heart, love and dedication this organization brings to helping the troops at home and overseas. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. Numerous times, they've had speakers come in to tell the volunteers just how much of a difference they make. While I find that the act of volunteering is rewarding in itself, actually seeing those it impacts personally creates a truly meaningful connection that makes a powerful impact on myself and my kids. Thank you, FSO, for making a difference everyday!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FSO is an organization that gives to our military every day. Without FSO some military personnel would not receive care packages or any mail. FSO and all their volunteers put together packages with love anf care. Love FSO.❤️❤️❤️❤️

2 Deb_36

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son deployed. Life at home was stressed with new babies, medical issues and family far away. I asked ONCE for help. My son received a package, ....Wait his troop received packages! ALL WHILE ....the lady dealt with some serious private issues of her own.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helped me and my deployed son when I couldn't send what he needed or what his Unit wanted. They didn't ask questions other than the normal security questions which are APPRECIATED...but they stepped up and helped an entire unit!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the most caring and amazing non profits ever taking care of our military! I have had the honor of volunteering and collecting for FSO and would do it any time - all the time! The time spent by everyone for FSO is such a blessing! Love FSO!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HEADING FUNDRAISER EVENTS FOR FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS. THEY PROVIDE SUCH A MUCH NEEDED SERVICE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY. THERE ARE MANY INDIVIDUALS IN THE BATTLEFIELDS AND BEHIND THE LINES THAT HAVE NO CONTACT FROM HOME AND NEED A BOOST TO THEIR MORAL AND GIVE THEM MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES AND TREATS. THIS ORGANIZATION GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PROVIDE AS MANY ITEMS AS NEEDED.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For some time i had been trying to find a way to write notes to soldiers. I had sent letters out on my own to another group who would then send them along to some one some where. However, with this site, i really feel sure that my letter will actually get to a soldier who really might want and need the mail. Since i started writing last year i have sent at least 5 letters. I go on the site and i can see the thanks and pictures from the men and women who receive the letters and care packages. It is great to know that my letters are being sent, and to see the faces and read the words and be able to know i might have made a tiny difference for one of them. I don't need the thanks, but i like to know that the ones who serve us are getting what we send. I was fortunate enough to have enough extra money this year that i was able to donate a little, and just knowing that a smile is out there because someone got cookies, or deodorant, or a razor, or something they need fills my heart. This is one of the best organizations i have ever seen. I just wrote another letter before writing this review, and i am so happy to say i will continue to write as often as i can, thanks to this great crew who works tirelessly to get our troops the things they need from home. They are doing a wonderful job and i am proud to be able to use their site and to have donated to them this year.