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Homefront Hugs Foundation, Inc.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found this charity while scrolling through Twitter. Being a Navy veteran I became interested in their mission to support active duty and their families via care kits It's not often you come across such a caring organization. They deserve a hand salute for their outreach and dedication. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I posted this but not sure my original post went through.
Home front hugs, there are not enough words or praises I could express or convey about this organization.
This organization is a 10 Star out of 5 stars !
This organization helped my family take care of my nephew who like I served, my nephew had a ruff go on his tours of duty and took his life after returning home.
Home front helped us from the very beginning and the help of Jesse’s fellow Marines we would not of been able to take care of the funeral arrangements but this organization stepped up and led the way.
They helped us ensure Jesse was buried with full military honors and full financially assistance to cover all costs !!
Home front hugs is exceptional and outstanding there are not enough words and their coordinator Alexandrea was an angel from heaven with her ability to handle our needs and her human touch and concern was so genuine and heart felt.
She was truly a god send.
Thank you all from all my family, Jesse’s fellow brothers of military and friends, you all were exceptional!!
Thank you!!

2 Randy V.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Homefront Hugs is an amazing foundation. They were there for a family in need when my Marine brother unexpectedly took his own life after dealing with personal demons. I was blown away when I saw all of the fundraising and funeral come together.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband lost a dear friend of his and with little to no family to help with his burial he was doing everything he could to help fund it. It wasn’t until he got a hold of home front hugs that he got the help he needed and in such short notice as well.

2 David H.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very professional and dedicated! able to reach out and help us in our time of need.

3 Rich R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has helped us lay to rest a brother. I cannot thank you guys enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Homefront Hugs Foundation's founder Allesandra is a national treasure. A Marine I deployed with lost his battle with PTSD, and Allesandra stepped up and raised the funding his family needed to give him a proper burial. She was indespensible with not only the financial side of it, but she was so incredibly accommodating and helpful with the planning process, and gathering the resources we needed to bury him with full military honors. My friends and I are forever indebted to her and her organization. We love you, Allesandra!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am the daughter of a military Veteran (may he RIP). In the past, there have been other organizations (not all) who have been disingenuous in representing themselves as a good faith organization for military soldiers and Veterans. This is not the case with Homefront Hugs.

I met the courageous woman, Allesandra, who I consider to be the driving force for Homefront Hugs, via social media a few years ago. I found her to be genuine in her attempts to promote Homefront's mission and I was inspired by her efforts. There are no gimmicks...no hidden agenda for this worthy cause. You can find all the information that you need on their website. Whatever amount of donations come in, they go entirely towards the mission of making sure our brave warriors receive care packages and other items. What is especially heartfelt is seeing how dedicated Allesandra is in reaching out for support. I have been a donor for over 5 years now...and I don't regret it. This is my small part in giving back to the brave soldiers, like my Dad, who secured my freedom to do so. Its a rewarding experience for me and Homefront Hugs has made it possible. I would, and have, encouraged others to become a donor of Homefront Hugs. ~ Natalie Nicole Williams

1 Bryan A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known this organization for years and known the founder for even longer. I can say that the work that they do for the service men and woman protecting our country and our freedoms is nothing short of amazing. They work tirelessly to let these brave people know that we back home appreciate and love them and what they are doing for us. I am proud to support this organization and their mission.

-Bryan

1 Leslie S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

July 1, 2019

To whom it may concern;

I've been associated with the organization know as "Homefront Hugs Foundation" for several years now. As a Vietnam Veteran; when on Active Duty, know first hand the desperation, loneliness and hardship Soldiers in all Branches experience! Moreover; the assistance this organization renders our Heroes lost and living, Gold Star families and Veterans are invaluable. I know of only a few Organizations that accomplish these need, but Homefront is at the top of the list. #Hooah

SGT Duke Sherman
G Troop, 2/11 ACR
Blackhorse Trooper
VIETNAM 1971 - 1972
Retired

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with this group for awhile now. They first came to my attention when I saw a post from them on Twitter that was shared by someone with common interests. i am amazed at the work that they do. I can't begin to imagine what it means to a soldier deployed far from home to receive a care package from them or just a letter of encouragement.

I have marveled over their efforts to raise funds for the burial of a soldier who took his own life. The work they do is ceaseless. In short, Alessandra and her son deserve big rewards for their work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I love the most about The Homefront Hugs organization is that they make it so easy for me to have a DIRECT and IMPACTFUL effect on helping to lift vets and their families up. I am so proud of the work this group does and am honored to support their tireless work.

1 Amy Stewart H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Homefront hugs is a phenomenal group.. they work tirelessly to support veterans on every level. I’m proud to support their work with their social media effort. Please support them.. they are changing lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son and I have adopted three or four different military people deployed anywhere from a gentleman who made a lifelong career in the military to an adoptee who is supposed to be home soon. I absolutely love adopting people and knowing that not only do they get a little touch of home but they can share their care packages because we load them up so that the others that are with the adoptee can also share in the joy. To me Homefront hugs is one of the greatest organizations due to the fact that they help all of our military people know that they aren't forgotten. I would recommend and do recommend to anybody that I know to try to just volunteer one time and you'll want to continue to do it and I also encourage those who may be reading this give it a try it will really be a blessing to your heart. We heard from one of our adoptees when we first started sending care packages he sent pictures other than that we haven't heard anything from any of our other adoptees but it doesn't matter to us just to know that they know they're not forgotten is more than enough to keep us continuing to adopt. So please with the holidays coming up we know how much it means to us to have our families around us just think about these people who are out in other countries protecting us so we were able to have our thanksgivings and our Christmases but they're not home with their families. If you could please adopt just one so they know with the upcoming holidays that they are remembered and that they are love for everything that they do even though we don't know them and may never know anything about them other than what we get from the email from Homefront hugs but it's all worth it I guarantee you that thank you very much.
If you have some co workers or a church class or a whole church. It can be 1 person or a huge church to adopt it doesn't matter how big or small you are.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Finding Homefront Hugs was a Blessing in disguise I had searched for a NonProfit that I knew what I was able to donate was not used for anything else other than The men & women HEROES that needed a message (Hug) from home
The woman & son work tirelessly & have for years 4 not 1 penny
I have met other volunteers online & made friends. Sadly we lost a volunteer at the AME shooting A librarian & I think of her quite often I know Alessandra does as well She cares about both the Men & Women that need help Also cares about the volunteers.
The Organization has helped me teach my grandchildren what volunteering is

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been looking for a nonprofit our family could donate to and take part in the work. Homefront Hugs Foundation was the blessing that fell in our laps. A friend shared their current need and we jumped to help after checking all the background info. I grew up in an Army family and still remember all the days, weeks and months without my father. We never complained because country first. I wish we had an organization like Homefront Hugs at that time because it would have been nice knowing dad was getting emotional support from people he was fighting to protect. We love giving to this group and feel overwhelmed with joy knowing we are making life a little more joyful for our heroes.

Donor

Rating: 5

A one woman, one son team who refuse to let our active duty folks be forgotten. Every month they prepare large boxes filled w/ things to munch on, read, and share. All this is done from donations and their home. Each box costs$18 postage, and volunteers pay postage. This family of two is amazing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I KNOW THAT THE WOMAN WHO RUNS THIS NONPROFIT IS TOTALLY DEDICATED AND WORKS WITH ALL OF HER HEART AND ENERGY TO HELP ALL INVOLVED. SHE OFTEN WORKS FAR INTO THE NIGHT AND AROUND THE CLOCK TO DO ALL POSSIBLE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.

Donor

Rating: 5

The name “Homefront Hugs” is a perfect description of this organization. It began 17 years ago, and literally grew from the heart of its amazing CEO, Alessandra Kellermann, and it touches as many hearts as possible. Every penny donated, as well as a few of her own, is spent doing whatever is needed most by as many veteran, active duty men, women and families as can be squeezed into the budget. If you’re at all familiar with our military, you know the wide range of their needs. From boxes filled with necessities sent to those deployed who have no family, to money for burial sent to surviving family who lack the means for a proper final farewell, and everything in between, that’s Homefront Hugs. Then there’s the veteran who recently started a landscaping business, only to have his tools stolen, and dreams shattered. A call went out for whatever assistance donors could provide. This resulted in the donation of several hundred dollars in gift cards for national home improvement stores, that allowed a grateful veteran to begin his business again. I have been and will continue to be a regular contributor. I urge others to give till it feels good, and I guarantee gifts to Homefront Hugs will allow you to feel exactly that way!

Donor

Rating: 5

Homefront Hugs (http://www.homefronthugs.org) are (in their own words) "a small grass roots non-profit charity with a heart and passion for inclusion, diversity and peace, weary of the useless reasons for division, ready for us all to find our common humanity, and a passion to give unconditional support to our brave troops, their courageous families, our amazing veterans." They work unceasingly for those in need and especially the Armed Forces with a special emphasis on those deployed, disabled or disadvantaged.
Alessandra Kellermann, who founded and heads up Homefront Hugs is one of the most committed people I know. She has chosen to use her background in mental health to tackle the suicide epidemic and her work includes the Healing Canines initiative. She is a champion of human rights, working across political boundaries. In her words "We need to unite across the divisions and make this world a gentler place together."