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Just Our Soldiers Helpers Inc. (JOSH)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The mission of Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers Inc., also known as JOSH, is to increase the morale of deployed US service members from all branches of the military. We support our troops by preparing and shipping care packages consisting of snacks or hygiene products. We want our heroes to know we stand with them and they have not been forgotten.

Results: From the end of 2010 through the end of 2019, JOSH had shipped over 100,000 pounds of food and hygiene items to locations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Horn of Africa, Syria, and many other overseas locations where our troops have limited or no access to a PX. Each year we have increased the number of care packages we have shipped while keeping administrative costs as low as possible. We want our donors and supporters to feel confident that their assistance is benefiting the troops who serve our country.

Target demographics: Support US troops who are deployed to remote overseas locations

Direct beneficiaries per year: As of the end of 2019, we had shipped over 100,000 pounds of food and hygiene items.

Geographic areas served: Just Our Soldiers' Helpers or JOSH is a volunteer led and operated nonprofit organization located in Lake Mary, FL. We support US Service Members from all branches of the military who are deployed from all over the United States.

Programs: We support our troops by preparing and shipping care packages consisting of snacks or full size name brand hygiene products. We want to increase their morale by letting our heroes know we stand with them and they have not been forgotten. We specifically like to support U.S. service members who do not have access to a PX and those who might not otherwise receive mail from home.

Community Stories

127 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Ann Wilson P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization we used to run an independent wrestling organization and JOSH use to be one of the organization we raised money for. For a real good cause!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely the best! They have everything organized so we the volunteers that assist in packing the boxes enjoy helping and we also have a big reward to know we helped send packages to our troops. JOSH keeps us updated when they hear from our troops thanking them for there packages. Such a rewarding and very much needed service. Glad to be apart of their packing team.
Mary Lee and Gay

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have supported J.O.S.H. (Just Our Soldiers' Helpers) for about three years now and recommend them highly as an outstanding 501c(3) organization. Their sole goal is to bring a bit of "home" and comfort to our service members deployed in remote areas of the world. All funds donated go directly to purchasing and shipping packages. There are no paid staff members, all volunteer. Go to the website and see the photos of happy faces of the recipient service members. The kindness they provide is vital to our brave service members.

Magi A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH is a wonderful organization run by great, caring people. They send Care packages to our service men and women. If you go to their page, you can see some of the letters of appreciation. I have supported this organization since it’s inception.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just Our Soldiers Helpers (JOSH) is a wonderful organization. I have volunteered with them almost from their start and have seen all the great things they do. JOSH sends packages on almost a daily basis to our brave soldiers serving abroad. All branches of the service receive packages, some containing food and snacks and others containing personal care items. Many of the soldiers are stationed where there are no PX's or places to get some special treats. Please visit their website justoursoldiershelpers.org to see some of the emails received by the soldiers who receive these special packages from home.

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nancy01

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization provides full size snacks and hygiene products for our military that are deployed to remote areas where they don't have access to stores, PX/BX etc. Each package includes a personal note. You cannot believe how much stuff they pack into each box. My husband and I have done volunteer work repackaging products. They will also fill special requests such as Christmas, July 4th, Easter decorations when requested by Chaplin's or other commanders. Nearly all their donations go to filling these boxes and no one receives a salary it it totally volunteer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is my favorite charity to donate to both with cash donations and supplies. It is sad that our soldiers are so far from home and have little support from home. They so appreciate all that they receive. The people who run this charity are totally committed to our military and every cent goes to supplies and shipping to those who have little to no access to hygiene supplies, snacks and just goodies in general

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a young person right out of high school I enlisted. It felt exciting, but scary and overwhelming. The great work JOSH does supports our nation's young men and women who have made the biggest commitment to our country. JOSH doesn't just send needed supplies, but sends a piece of home to our service members living and doing work in conditions few of us can imagine. Noble only scuffs the surface of describing the service JOSH provides!

Bonnie Miessau C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with JOSH is very meaningful to me. Some of the Service Members might not receive just a little pick me up otherwise. These men/woman appreciate the little bit of home

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was invited to a packing event with J.O.S.H just a few months ago. Having a son in the Reserves, a SIL an enlisted soldier, and other family that has served it spoke to me. The care the J.O.S.H. takes in making sure our deployed soldiers without resources is heart warming. From socks to snacks it makes a difference. I was also able to share in a July 4th event and speak to folks that had no idea J.O.S.H. existed. It's the things we take for granted that mean the most.

Kathy254

Board Member

Rating: 5

JOSH was founded because of my love for my nephew, Josh, who was deployed to a remote area of Afghanistan from late 2010 - late 2011. Since that time, generous donors and some very committed volunteers have helped ship well over 100, 000 pounds of hygiene products and food to our deployed heroes. Everyone who serves this nonprofit is a volunteer. Most hold full-time jobs and spend evenings or weekend helping to prepare/ship care packages.

2020 has been an especially challenging year for JOSH due to COVID-19 causing many of our fundraisers to be cancelled. However, we will keep on keeping on as long as we can and will ship as many high quality care packages as possible,

Nicole185

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating my time and money to J.O.S.H. for several years. They send care packages to deployed troops. As a military mom, I know how much the service members need the packages to brighten their day while deployed. Kathy and her husband give so much of their time just to make sure the packages go out even during a pandemic, they continue to support the troops. I am honored to be a part of the organization as a volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a military mom of a Marine and Sailor, I cannot say enough about how great this organization is to the military community. Our troops often do not have basic hygiene items. J.O.S.H is there to send those items and food to our troops. I will continue to volunteer and support this cause.

ScottAriotti

Board Member

Rating: 5

JOSH continues to be an organization worthy of my time. This year has been especially challenging but we’re continuing to do our best to support those who have already sacrificed so much in service of our country. The precious responses we receive from our service members echo the sentiment that these gifts are of greater support than ever with COVID impacting their ability to get necessities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated both my money and my time to support this fantastic organization. As a friend of the founder, the father of a service member, and supporter of our troops, I wholeheartedly approve of this organization.

Kathy pours her heart and soul into this operation and it's contagious to all of those who get involved. Hundreds of service members a year benefit by the work this organization does with a lot of self-sacrifice by the founder that runs it.

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JOSHSupport 09/17/2017

Scott, you and your family have been a blessing to J.O.S.H. and we so greatly appreciate your son's service to our country. Saying thank you for the many hours you contribute to this cause does not seem nearly enough, but thank you!! We appreciate you more than words can ever express.

Teresa McGlone P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this Non-profit for years.
The best.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is with great pleasure to be a part of such a positive entity that give of themselves. JOSH has boosted the moral of our Military and the Families alike. The volunteers get great rewards by packing the boxes too. God Bless all who support causes such as this one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH is a pleasure to have benefits for and to attend other events that support them as well. Kathy pours her Heart out to try and help as many troops as she can. She tries to reach the ones that are in the most need with limited access to a PX.

Thresa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You see the joy that the soldiers have when they receive there box from J. O. S.H

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I’ve seen firsthand how this nonprofit has helped so many soldiers and families in support of their devoted soldiers. They are truly leading with heart to help provide to our boots on the ground defending and protecting our country. I’m proud to support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with JOSH since the beginning and it is a great organization. Kathy, the founder, is a fantastic person who gives her all to support our troops. I don’t know of any organization that gives more and supports our Troops

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being a volunteer with J.O.S.H. for the past year. My husband and I have donated both our time and money to help support the Mission of the organization . JOSH supports those service members deployed in remote locations without access to a BX or PX to purchase basic hygiene items. The items that are packed to send are all bought with money raised by fundraising and monetary donations. The founder is one of the most humble and caring people I have ever met. If you are looking for a non profit to help or donate to, I highly recommend J.O.S.H. (Just Our Soldiers Helpers).

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the true benefit of JOSH to so many deployed service members. JOSH personifies real people showing true appreciation to deployed service members through much needed care packages. Well done and keep up the good work!!

Bonnie86

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization for about 5 years. Led with heart and a love of our military. Organized and fiscally responsible. All board members and supporters are volunteers. Troops are provided care packages with high quality full size snack boxes and hygiene boxes. I really enjoy my time with this group and serving our troops overseas.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported and volunteered with J O S H for over 4years because of the love and devotion that Kathy and her entire family have for our troops. Sometimes J O S H has run on faith, hope and Kathy’s heart. Many times only on a thin shoe string. My all time favorite 501(3)c.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with JOSH for the last 18 months or so. It is a small organization so it is easy to get involved. By sending quality hygiene and food packages to troops without access to a PX, I hope to make their deployment a little easier and let them know they are not forgotten. The thank you letters from the service members show how much they appreciate the packages.

Paula97

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I have worked as a volunteer with, and donated to, this fine organization. What started as an act of love to send packages to Kathy's nephew, Josh, when he was deployed, and has just grown tremendously since then to be a souce of joy and love to many, many of our brave men and women deployed overseas. All you have to do is read a sample of the letters that come from the recipients to know how very much it means to them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization is the real deal. The founder, Kathy Stone Hewitt, is the most dedicated, hard working woman I know, and all for her love of giving back to our military fighting overseas. She manages great feats with her own money, donations, and an army of volunteers. They provide a little bit of home to the soldiers with care packages. More importantly, to give them the reassurance that their dedication and sacrifices are very much appreciated and they are not forgotten.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kathy and her team at JOSH has done an exceptional job supporting all deployed military services members worldwide with care package items. The items Kathy and her team provide are generous in quality and quantity. These packages give us-- military service members- 1st world comforts of home and remind us people are continuing to think about our service and our sacrifice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the premier charities sending care packages to deployed service members here in Afghanistan. The packages actually contain items that are useful and well chosen. They fill a void that the PX cannot fill due to lack of stock. Comments from service members are always positive when they receive J.O.S.H care packages. J.O.S.H brings joy to this very austere and frequently depressing environment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These items help increase the morale. Occasionally there will be someone who needs specific items such as deodorant or body wash etc. and they are available! I always make sure to grab snacks that the rest of the individuals will enjoy. The favorites are snacks with more protein such as nuts, and also chocolate. People are always making coffee as well so it is nice to see coffee available! I always make sure to check and get things that I know will make people happy!
Thank you for all of the donations! They are greatly appreciated!

Donna J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered packing boxes for the first time a month ago. I was very impressed with the entire operation. Kathy, Dennis, and everyone involved are very dedicated. I will definitely be at the next gathering.

Jenny Bodurtha W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've helped Kathy and other volunteers pack care packages with J.O.S.H. four times now and it is an amazing organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of knowing the founder of this organization for well over ten years now, helping along the way here or there. I have donated my time weekly for the past two years. I love the fact that J.O.S.H. only sends high quality name brand products to our deployed service members. All items are carefully packaged, separating the Food boxes from the hygiene ones. Each of these boxes are filled to capacity, each corner and crevice filled. The letters and photos received in appreciation of the boxes truly show how thrilled they all are. I have shopped for and helped with packing events, represented the organization at several events where a table was requested, and much more. I am fortunate and honored to donate many hours each week of my time to an organization that puts 100% effort in keeping with their mission, one part noting: "We want them to know that we stand with them and have not been forgotten".

1 Kim Werkheiser O.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this organization. And I will do it again and again. The team that runs J.O.S.H. Is amazing and selfless. The service they provide to our service men and women is incredible!

1 Debbie M.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve had the pleasure of being a donor for this amazing organization. What Kathy created and what JOSH does for all of our service men and women serving abroad is amazing! To give 150% day in and day out without a second thought is remarkable. I am truly blessed to be able to support JOSH weather monetarily, with goods for the care packages, or attending Bunco or other fundraisers, this is one of my favorite non-profits to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kathy and all those involved in J.O.S.H. are incredible people. My son is currently deployed and is receiving care packages from them. I have known this organization from shortly after it was founded and done as much as I have been able to do to help support them and their incredible mission. I have participated in fund raisers as well. Too many of our deployed soldiers think they are forgotten or not appreciated and what J.O.S.H. is doing goes a long way to show them they are not forgotten when deployed.

1 Melody Yates N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a generational military family we are so honored to be a part of an organization that truly gives from the heart. I have witnessed first hand the dedication and love that goes into every single box. It is a true labor of love.

Not a single dime gets wasted or goes towards anything except giving our military men and women a much deserved thank you from home.

Such a special group and I have been blessed to know them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have supported J.O.S.H. since it started. We believe in helping this wonderful organization that supports our deployed soldiers. Thanks for all you do J.O.S.H. and thank you to all those who serve.

1 simbacat

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported JOSH since the begining. They do such an amazing job supporting our military when they need it most. I couldn’t think of a better organization to be associated with and will continue supporting them as long as I can!

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Donor

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. and it's volunteer's are amazing. This is the first organization that I give to on a regular basis. Kathy shares stories and pictures for us to see the amazing work they are doing and knowing that I can help in some small way to say thank you to our men and women that serve to protect us is a small something that I am happy to do. I know first hand that a lot of love goes into each package that is sent. If you want to help, I highly recommend this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Meet Kathy Two years ago, our organization was looking for a way to help our men & women who were in the military. We were given Kathy's name & number & the rest is history. What started out as care packages for her nephew turned into an organization that is desperately needed. Kathy & Dennis fills that need with Just Our Soldiers Helpers!! They go above & beyond & will help in any way we can. Keep up the good work!!! God bless you both!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very dedicated to what they do!! 100% real Kathy & Dennis are amazing

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with many devoted individuals giving their all to make sure the amazing individuals who serve in the Armed Forces know we care and appreciate them. I have seen countless examples of the many grateful soldiers who are so thrilled to have the support of J.O.S.H. The organization is continually looking for ways to grow and support even more of our troops. Having worked with several nonprofits, including this one, I can easily say I am impressed at how well they put the donations to use and keep the already minimal operating costs extremely low. If you want our troops to know we care, donating to J.O.S.H. is a great way to make sure that happens.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having had the opportunity to check out the organization first hand, I came away very impressed with the level of commitment and amount of dedication the founders put into this operation. J.O.S.H. is the real deal with ALL of the efforts focused on ways to put donations to use helping the wonderful soldiers who give themselves to protect our country and way of life. I've also had the opportunity to hear the stories of just a few of the soldiers who have received JOSH packages and can see what a difference JOSH makes! Anyone having the ability to give to this operation can know they are truly making a difference in the lives of soldiers serving in remote areas.

2 Paula B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Lori just recieved packages from you today! It really made her day and the troops she shared with! Thanks for all you do to help them out! Thank you so much ! I am a very proud Army Mom and so love that people like you put so much effort in supporting our soldiers!

1 Morgan M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m currently finishing up my 9 month deployment to Iraq and I would like to thank the amazing people at J.O.S.H, especially Kathy H. She was so supportive and always asked exactly what we needed and even sent myself and one of my other female soldiers our own boxes. :0) It was amazing the support that this community gave us and I cannot thank them enough!! Thank you everyone at J.O.S.H for making my deployment as well as my soldiers deployment so much easier and enjoyable!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at several of the J.O.S.H. packing events and I am always impressed with the quality of the items they ship to deployed troops. They are always very well organized and the volunteers are very helpful and friendly. I have donated money to J.O.S.H. on numerous occasions and never feel worried about how my money is being used. It is obvious from the types of items J.O.S.H. ships that they are using my donations wisely. I love supporting this organization and will continue helping as much as possible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with this non-profit for the past several years. Kathy Hewitt- the Founder of JOSH is a consummate professional who has selflessly dedicated countless hours, personal finances and boundless energy to ensure that our deployed troops remain well taken of. Her attention to detail is often observed in the smallest of things. The quality of the care packages that are shipped are second to none. The organization she leads takes the time to hear the needs of those who are deployed to forward areas- often with little or no support and attempts to fulfill those needs with quality hygiene items, nutritious snacks and other materials. JOSH, Kathy Hewitt and the countless supporters and volunteers of the organization truly are remarkable and their work greatly enhances the well being and morale of our service members abroad.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My fiance and I are volunteers for J.O.S.H. for many reasons..the main reason of course is because we love our service men and women and what they do for our country. Though there are many non profit organizations, we must say that the Founder of J.O.S.H. Kathy Hewitt, lives and breaths for this mission. J.O.S.H. has become a staple in our community and participates at every event possible to get their name and support out their so they can send care packages for our deployed soldiers. We have experienced the tears, the stories and felt the love and gratefulness in the letters J.O.S.H. receives from the soldiers when they receive a care package. It is more than a snack or hygiene package, J.O.S.H. makes sure every soldier receives a hand written note. We are committed to this organization and all it stands for.... delivering love and a reminder that the deployed soldiers are never alone.

Donor

Rating: 5

Kathy founded J.O.S.H. when her nephew was deployed and didn't have access to certain items. It's grown and developed into much more than sending "care packages". Kathy puts her heart and soul into every box. Those who help Kathy with donations, charity rides, packing the boxes, etc. all love our troops. These packages lift the spirits of our soldiers by not only sending needed supplies, but a "little bit of home" in every box.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kathy Hewitt is the person who created JOSH. This is an amazing organization that provides notes and care packages to those in the military. Kathy works tirelessly doing fundraising and making contacts to mail the packages. I love sending goodies to the females.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH fills a need that many people don't recognize exists. Deployed military personnel are often under tremendous stress. JOSH provides them items that help bring about some normalcy in a decidedly non-normal situation. They provide things we often take for granted in our normal nine to five lives, shampoo, deodorant, soap, candies, magazines, etc. These are the types of things not necessarily provided but are essential. The items themselves are really appreciated by the individuals that receive them. As a retired vet with multiple deployments in my career I understand the void they fill. I am so happy that JOSH is around and so happy to help them in their mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

While serving at my last Command stateside, I was fortunate enough to meet Kathy and participate in a couple of her fundraisers. It was extremely organized and everything she and the crew did was to honor and serve our nation’s military stationed abroad. In addition, a very close shipmate of mine was deployed to Djibouti where the comforts of home we are used to in the US are scarce. I contacted Kathy and provided the info to the Unit so she could send boxes of needed items to the personnel stationed there. When we received word and pictures of the care package arrivals, it was the best feeling I’ve ever had to hear from fellow service personnel and how JOSH helped to close the distance and remind them they are always in our hearts. Kathy works tirelessly to ensure everyone she is able to gets care packages. They are filled with the best things and are easily shared amongst the personnel; nothing is put to waste. This organization has a true mission to keep the morale of the troops as high as possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a wife of a 20 year veteran I know how important this organization is. Not only have I personally donated, I have packed boxes and volunteered on numerous occasions. The time and effort that Kathy and her family have given to JOSH is amazing and a true blessing for our armed forces.

2 Denise C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to J.O.S.H. since 2011. My husband is a Navy retiree so this cause tugged at my heartstrings.
I had no idea at the beginning that Kathy Hewitt was financing the majority of the shipments out of her own pocket.
This organization is top notch. Only high quality hygiene and food items are shipped. Kathy is the driving force behind this organization and she continuously gives with all of her heart and soul.
I am proud to contribute to this honorable organization. God Bless J.O.S.H!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is such a joy to work with Kathy and all of the other packing care packages and seeing smiles on the troops faces! The thank you notes and fabulous photos make all the effort worthwhile. Kathy has given us a way to give back through J.O.S.H.

1 Belinda K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. is a wonderful assets for deployed soldiers. J.O.S.H. has supported my son through three deployments. JOSH works tirelessly to provide comfort and support to our soldiers. I appreciate everything they do to make my son and other soldiers deployments a little more bearable! Thank you isn’t nearly enough!

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Donor

Rating: 5

JOSH has supported my son through three deployments in the past six years. JOSH is a very important organization that provides support and encouragement to soldiers deployed all over the world. I can't thank them enough for everything they do!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is one charity I have no problem donating to, they are an honest and ethical charity that truly cares about the soldiers they help. We as Americans need to help these soldiers survive being deployed by helping support them by giving to J.O.S.H. Thank you J.O.S.H. for caring for our soldiers.

1 Jennifer540

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, husbands, wives, etc...are far from home without basic necessities it can be extremely lonely. It takes a toll on a person for sure. J.O.S.H. more than helps fill that void. Packages were sent to my nephew when he was in the “sandbox”. Imagine not only getting mail but inside that box is shampoo, shaving cream and dry socks. This organization goes to great lengths to help preserve ones mental state and to remind those serving our country that we appreciate them, that we remember them and most importantly that we care. I don’t want to imagine a day without J.O.S.H.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've came to know J.O.S.H. almost by accident but trust me, it's been anything but an accident. I am happy to be able to help such a wonderful organization that selflessly gives so much to so many they will never meet, all so those serving our country know they are special and not forgotten. For many service members who receive packages it is the only mail they get, they may be lonely and they may be feeling depressed. These care packages help change all that.

J.O.S.H. has made a huge difference in many lives,
Including people close to me. As a military mom, I am feel grateful to know there are people who care so much about people (like my sons, nephew, etc...) and want to bring some joy to their lives in some of the most challenging times of their lives.

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1 Cindy W.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. has been an unbelievable gift to 174 Marines on deployment since 9/11/2017. This deployment took all families of these 174 by surprise in as much as they had 30 days notice and were gone. We as families were not provided an address until 4 days after they deployed. I reached out to Kathy Hewitt and J.O.S.H. because of her Mission Statement fit not only my son but the others deployed. They are in a remote area, and have zero access to anything. These Marines had about a 30 day supply of things with them and on Sept 20, 2017 I was confident that I had made an excellent choice in dealing with J.O.S.H. Our guys have appreciated the boxes that they had gotten since. J.O.S.H. started sending parcels of much needed things like hygiene products and snicky snacks. Our Marine said because they had not had access to showers, many took showers with uniforms on and used the body wash products to be able to wash there uniforms. (betcha didn't see that coming)

Many of these 174 did not have family or friends when deployed because it happened so quickly and the timing and travel was cost prohibitive. My husband and I gave out as many hugs and handshakes as we could. It was nice to come home and find J.O.S.H on the internet and actually have such a wonderful response. Our son said most now know Kathy Hewitt by name as well as J.O.S.H.

At some point I will be able to provide images however because of the lack of communications and availability to technology I don't have any at this time...........J.O.S.H. and its TEAM are wonderful. Thank you so very much in helping us help our Marines.

Hugs to you all..............with love MoM..........

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Our Soldiers Helpers (J.O.S.H) is an amazing organization and one that I will continue to sing praises and support long after I leave my deployed location. Many of the locations within Afghanistan were drawing down due to the transition to our Afghanistan counterparts. This drawdown came at a cost to some of the smaller locations and airlift along with basic supplies became scarce. I reached out to the J.O.S.H. team and within days we had received soap, laundry supplies, razors, shampoo, deodorant (thank goodness) and snacks that put smiles on many of our service members faces. The fact of the matter is that for a while the only supplies that we had received were in the form of the care packages sent by Kathy and her team of volunteers. I can not tell you how blessed and humbled we are to receive the overwhelming support that we received from J.O.S.H. As an deployed veteran (14th deployment) it always amazes me how much people care and give to support the troops. The generosity and compassion of complete strangers is a daily reminder of why we are here and what we fight for. Thank you for your continued support, your generosity and your unwavering service to our nation.

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JOSHSupport 10/14/2017

Thank you so very much for your beautiful review. It is truly our honor to support you and the service members who are with you. Thank you for your service to our country! Please know that we appreciate what you do more than you can ever know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. started out of the home of Kathy Hewitt. She started out by just sending care packages to her nephew and then realized there was a huge need to help other servicemen and women in remote areas who did not have access to simple snacks and everyday needs. This is truly a labor of love for Kathy...selfishly and endlessly thinking how else she can help out. Monies donated go directly to those care packages, and not a penny is ever wasted. Kathy works pure magic with the purchases and packaging. If you are looking for a nonprofit to donate time, money or goods...with J.O.S.H. you will never regret it. Matter of fact, you'll be tempted to help out more often and spread the word to others. It is such an honor to be one of Kathy's volunteer army!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH is such a well thought out vessel of Love towards our troops who have little or no access to simple comforts of life . I have seen the commitment in J.O.S.H.'s founders and volunteers.
The contents of packages shipped to far away places where a BX or canteen are not accessible. These boxes are crammed full of the highest quality in Hygiene products Making these military men and woman feel human while they are in the field fighting for our freedom. The other packages with great edibles are so appreciated by these troops as I have seen many grateful e-mails of appreciation. Many times there are special requests for simple things like board games, DVD's or air freshener. Simple things to you or me but so longed for by our deployed. This home grown charity really deserves national attention and deserves your attention.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in JOSH packing parties and look forward to many more. It is with pride that we fill those boxes just as full as we can . Just our Soldiers Helpers, J.O.S.H. is a great non profit that your donation will pay it forward for our military who are deployed in very remote areas. They are protecting all citizens of these great United States. These boxes are filled with Love, high quality snack foods and top shelf hygiene products that greatly boost moral of our troops. Their letters send thanks and appreciation for not being forgotten.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The best organization supporting the military. A big thumbs up and thank you.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Just Our Soldiers Helpers is an amazing organization. Kathy puts her heart and soul into remembering our soldiers while deployed. Her letters and pics from those soldiers makes her long work days and nights, worthwhile.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of supporting this organization since 2014. One of the best charities to help active duty soldiers needing love and support from home. Just Our Soldiers Helpers is a truly giving charity that is what giving is all about. Thank you J.O.S.H. for allowing all Americans to contribute towards sending love and care packages to our soldiers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just received 2 boxes of care packages today and really appreciate it!! BIG SMILES OVER HERE! : )

We are a small location that does not have and get a lot of amenities like the other bigger bases.
Just know that we will definitely enjoy all the good stuff that was packed in here with some of the items donated by Ms. Tolbert and Ms. Dukette's 7th grade students at Creekside Middle School and employees from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Lake Mary, FL. ... BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!

It feels like a holiday over here whenever we get love and attention from all of you good folks back home!
You are amazing and thank you all for your enduring support!!
-Camp Stevenson Military Service Member

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JOSHSupport 09/17/2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is our honor to support you. Thank you for serving our country! We hope our care packages remind you that folks back home appreciate all you do for us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization many times over the past four years. The items they ship exceeded my expectations . I thought they would be shipping things they could pick up at the dollar store or hotel samples. When I mentioned this to the founder, she said she would not ship anything to our troops that she and her family would not use themselves. I have watched the organization grow, but they are still committed to shipping only the best care packages they can possible send.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. is amazing! I am currently deployed with a relatively small CSH and we received great care packages with items specifically geared toward women soldiers. I and the many other ladies in my unit definitely appreciated the high quality packages and feminine products that can be difficult to come by while deployed. The hand written notes and letters of support included definitely make the time away from home that much easier. We thank you for all your support for the troops!! You all ROCK!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH is such a wonderful organization! Kathy Hewitt puts her blood sweat and tears into packing each and every box that gets sent out to our service men and women!

1 AMGilbert

Donor

Rating: 5

My family has been financial supporters of J.O.S.H. since day one. So very proud of all they do to support our troops. Kathy Hewitt, the organizer, shows so much compassion for all the deployed troops and the volunteers are priceless. They sent care packages to my nephew while he was deployed and they were very much appreciated. They stand behind our troops!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated to this wonderful organization since it first originated. They send a little bit of home to our deployed soldiers who are stationed in the remote areas. They bring joy, support, and encouragement to our brave service men and women when they need it the most. To see the smiles in the pictures and read their thank you emails make us realize our donations to J.O.S.H. are priceless. We will continue to support J.O.S.H. in their efforts until all our soldiers are back home.

1 Mary406

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with and donated to this worthwhile organization. It is so important that our men and women fighting overseas are appreciated and reminded that those at home appreciate their sacrifice. J.O.S.H. is an organization that does just that.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The heartfelt thanks from our soldiers about the "piece of home" with the care products J.O.S.H. provides is so rewarding. Kathy and her team of volunteers definitely are a moral booster for the men and women who are so far away.

1 Alison50

Donor

Rating: 5

I have read some of the letters that Kathy receives from our Soldiers. I am humbled by those thanks to J.O.S.H. Kathy pours her heart, sweat, and tears into this movement and has touched so many people during her endeavors. I couldn't think of a better way to give back than to give to those who give so much more.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great charity that works hard to support our troops oversees! The packages sent to the troops are packed with great items that they really need! The volunteers work hard to ensure that every person nominated to receive a care package do so timely and with great attention to detail! Way to go, Kathy and JOSH! Keep up the good work! We really need this charity!