I met Gayron while he was doing a fund raiser. We talked about what he was doing and why and how it operated. I am a skeptic so when he offered to let me come to the "Hugs House" as they call it and actually work and see for myself what goes on, I fell in love with it. Not only can you donate money, but you can put hands on and see the work and get involved. You can also see the end result with the letters and flags and other things the troops send to them as a show of appreciation. It's truly an amazing operation especially since it's run COMPLETELY from volunteer workers. No one gets paid, no travel expenses and no entertainment expenses. It's all done for the love of our troops. I'm now a regular volunteer. Mary H
I volunteer for The Hugs Project of Western Kentucky every week. It's a great place as so many smiles are sent to our troops in the Middle East every month of the year.
What A Wonderful .Org Caring for Our Deployed & MWD ‘s All By Donations I have done The Same since 9/11 but am Physically unable at 71 yrs & they R caring For All Of Mine Since I can’t do am trying to help! Plz Only $1 will help! Thx So Much ‘
As of this post, The Hugs Project of W Ky has sent over 45,000 packages to over 12,500 different men/women serving our country in the Middle East. We hope to continue this effort until the last one has come home. While we are based in Western Kentucky, we serve men/women from all over the country. We have become nationwide. We expect no money from the troops we send these packages to nor their families although many have sent donations to help us forward the love. We have thousands of letters, cards and emails showing how much it means to our heroes to receive something from us. Each box has someone's name on it not just a unit so they are personalized to that person as much as possible. YOU are the reason it works. Your donation keeps us going. YOU make the difference.
This group has sent over 39,000 packages to over 10,000 men/women serving in harm's way in the middle east and not one person gets a single penny in pay. It's done out of love for our heroes. Our goal is to insure ALL of our men/women serving our country knows we are behind them. The many volunteers that make this work are just simply awesome.
This group has been working hard for 8 years now and EVERYONE is a volunteer. All donations are used for what you donated them for. I love knowing my money is used for such a good project and is used for what I want it used for. To show our troops I care.
They are amazing for all they do. Truly genuine selfless people! We need more leaders/role models like this in the world. It was more than a pleasure to meet their acquaintance.
The Hugs Project is a wonderful organization to be involved with. They support the troops like no one else I have ever seen! They send care packages, make cool ties and try to send anything our troops need! What I like best about them is that ANYONE can help!!! From 9 years old to 99 years old!
I run the national THP organization. I have met the Marine Dad who founded and runs this chapter and he is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Such dedication and drive. His love of troops shines through. He's a MARINE Dad but they don't just support Marines....they send boxes to all branches of service. One of our mottos is: If they are taking care of us, we're taking care of them!!! Thanks, Garon for your love of country and your hard work to take care of those in harm's way. YOU and your team of volunteers ROCK!!!
This is a dedicated group of volunteers serving our troops by sending care packages to Afghanistan. I have lovingly sewn 200 neck coolers for this organization which has then forwarded them to the soldiers fighting in Afghan deserts. They work tirelessly in service of our soldiers collecting donations of toiletries, snacks, letters and cards of support from elementary school children and many other necessities and items providing hope and comfort. Our troops know, through this organization, that we appreciate them and support them.