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W H E A T - We Honor Every American Troop

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: To boost morale of troops deployed abroad through their full deployment with high quality, frequent care packages and handwritten letters. W.H.E.A.T. sends year-round, high-end, customized care packages. We fulfill the expressed needs of each soldier or unit within 24 hours of receipt of request. We sends care packages to every branch of the military, including K-9 soldiers.

Target demographics: American soldiers deployed overseas.

Geographic areas served: (a) Stateside - children, the elderly, veterans, and family members help W.H.E.A.T. by donating, procuring items, packing care packages, and writing letters/cards to American soldiers deployed overseas; (b) to date, W.H.E.A.T. has served American soldiers (including K-9s) deployed in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.

Programs: 98¢ of every dollar directly benefits our soldiers deployed overseas. The other 2¢ is spent on technology to use state-of-the-art software to ensure the security of information related to soldiers, donors, W.H.E.A.T. operations, and banking. Reminding our soldiers deployed overseas that: (a) we appreciate their service and sacrifices; (b) they aren't alone; (c) it's our honor and pleasure to serve them year-round.

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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

W.H.E.A.T. is an organization that I support for many reasons. I have known one of the founding team members for years where I worked with her in the private sector, and have always admired her dedication to integrity and transparency. I appreciate how this organization started off small and local, and has gained national recognition in a few short years. W.H.E.A.T. is fiscally responsible by ensuring that 98¢ of every dollar directly benefits our troops, 2¢ goes toward secure technology for properly shipping the care packages. Thank you to the team at W.H.E.A.T. for what you do for our overseas troops!

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits Thank you, Karen! We so appreciate your support! It means the world to us!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve loved getting to know Lana and her “ Crew” :) They have such passion for this cause !! And such a great cause it is!!! Thank you guys for all the work you do !!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a member of the community and involved with W.H.E.A.T. and am very grateful for their mission in helping our troops. I've had family and friends that have served in the military overseas and know how important it is to them to receive the essentials they need. Thank you W.H.E.A.T.!!

1 Tami Andal S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I try to donate to WHEAT whenever I can. They do such an awesome job. I appreciate all the sacrifices the soldiers make and all the work WHEAT does to try to help with morale. Thank you all. Tami Schwartz

1 Stephanie O.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I found this foundation when I was looking for more places for helping to Honor and helping the Troops Deployed! They are awesome!!! They even do videos of all active and retired troops. I can’t wait to see my grandpa, dad’s, uncles and friends videos!!’

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Donor

Rating: 5

I’m a long -term donor of W.H.E.A.T. I absolutely love how they honor and support out troops with top quality products. I love how we use volunteers to help support this great non - profit organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grateful that we have a local non-profit whose mission is to remember those who have committed to give all.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 07/11/2020

Thank you, dahogan! We really, really appreciate your support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It makes me feel good to know I am a part of a great group of people doing their small part to let our troops know we care about them and that they are not forgotten.

W.H.E.A.T. (We Honor Every American Troop) does a great job with sending monthly shipments throughout the year to our troops overseas. The special notes and cards from kids gives that special "something" from home.

Our goal is to lift their spirits and encourage them for their work days ahead. W.H.E.A.T. takes the personal approach of letting the troops know we care about them and hopefully bring a smile to their faces when they open the care packages.

God Bless each one of these men and women of our Armed Forces!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Navy veteran, I know how important it is to receive a "bit of home" when you hear the words, "Mail Call, Mail Call!" W.H.E.A.T. - We Honor Every American Troop - is founded a simple principal. Whatever our troops need/want/crave, we find it and mail it overseas within 24 hours of receipt of request.

How is W.H.E.A.T. different from the other amazing organizations that do what we do?

W.H.E.A.T.:

(1) 98¢ of every dollar directly benefits our soldiers; the other 2¢ is spent on secure, state-of-the art technology to protect information regarding soldiers, donors, volunteers, and Board communications;

(2) sends year-round, customized care packages to our soldiers serving overseas, including K-9 soldiers;

(3) never mails generic items...only the best, name-brand items for the men, women, and K-9s who serve our country;

(4) includes a personalized, hand-written letter with EVERY care packages;

(5) often includes artwork and cards/letters from community members, including cards from daycare and school children;

(6) doesn't charge a fee to send the boxes - we rely 100% on generous donations from the public;

(7) provides everything from toilet paper, clothing, sporting equipment, tampons, dog chew toys, food (of any kind), books, gloves, hand/foot warmers, pre-stamped envelopes/pends...if a soldier needs or craves a specific item, we provide it, plain and simple;

(8) customizes each care package to cater specifically to the needs/wants/wishes of EVERY soldier in each Unit;

(9) is 100% volunteer, driven by our passion and patriotism, and;

(10) does all of its Customs forms in-house...when we deliver a care package to the USPS, all they have to do is scan the barcode on the box and away it goes.

Please join us in boosting the morale of our troops overseas. We welcome your assistance and input. You can find us online at www.honortroops.org and by searching "boxes for troops" or "W H E A T" or "We Honor Every American Troop" online.

Thank you for all your support. It means the world to our soldiers who serve our country in incredibly difficult and challenging times. (Most of the soldier who we serve are in COVID-19 "hot spots" and every little bit helps us serve them.)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of our ASB officers set us up to work with W H E A T last year. We felt this was a great community service project for our school and our kids to take part in. It is a great cause and it was a way for us to give back to our servicemen and women

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/25/2020

LaCrosse SD, we're very blessed that the administration, staff, students, and parents have embraced W.H.E.A.T.'s mission statement. With your help, we've provided some amazing care packages, cards, and letters to our soldiers deployed overseas. Thank YOU!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

W.H.E.A.T. is a truly dedicated organization that is making a difference to those who are serving...to bring a smile to their face, food to their bellies and love to their hearts! They're reminding those afar that they are not forgotten and that they matter to those they've left behind. As a parent of an enlisted daughter, I take it upon myself to ensure she feels loved, cared for, remembered and honored. To know that there are others out there doing this too and they don't even know her!!! That gives ME all the feels too! They're doing important work and I support them with all my heart!

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/25/2020

Tamintwins, We thank YOU for your daughter, her service, and your commitment to our soldiers. Thank you ver much for your kind words. Is your daughter stationed overseas? Please reach out to at lana@honortroops.org. We would love to chat with you! Thanks!

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Donor

Rating: 5

WHEAT has a heart for every American soldier and they work hard to support as many as they can, gathering and donating needed supplies. They have also enlisted help from the community and local schools to help with donations and pack boxes which has helped bring many people together. I really appreciate that they share the stories and "thank you's" they get back from those that serve our country. It is so appreciated by those who receive and give.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/25/2020

Thank you, Tawnja! We really appreciate all of the support that we receive from your family and local schools!

1 Georgia W.2

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WHEAT volunteers are dedicated volunteers that work hard to get needed useful boxes to our service men and women. Small group of people doing great work!!!






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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/25/2020

Thank you, Georgia! You're a great asset and we appreciate you! Thank you for the recent donation of packing supplies!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Coming from a military family, I am proud to be able to assist our hometown nonprofit as they support our troops. Roger and Lana have created something wonderful. They ensure the nonprofit is transparent in its operations and genuine in their mission.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Mark, We are very humbled by your kind words. We love the photo! Thank you so much for your donations and overall support! We really appreciate it!

1 Mary Brazie W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud military daughter, sister, and mother. My father fought with the USAF in the Pacific Theater during WWII and the Korean War. My brother followed in his footsteps and my son in law is currently serving in the USMC. I know first hand the sacrifice that our soldiers and their families make. It brings me peace of mind to know that organizations such as WHEAT are dedicated to ensuring that our soldiers have a piece of home when deployed and are know they are cared for and supported. Roger and Lana, along with their volunteers and donors, have worked diligently to ensure that most every cent donated goes directly to the troops and that the care packages are high quality essentials packaged with love.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/25/2020

Mary, Thank you for your wonderful support. Is your son-in-law stationed overseas? If so (or if you know anyone who is deployed overseas or "on ship"), please, please, please reach out to us. We would love to support anyone and everyone deployed overseas or on-ship. You can email us at lana@honortroops.org. Again, thank you very much for your generous support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great non profit! Our troops are lucky to have W.H.E.A.T. Lana and Roger Myers and volunteers have done a wonderful job!
Jeff & Cindy Andrus

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you, Jeff and Cindy! We value your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Its amazing to see people in such a small community doing big things. I appreciate them and all their hard work.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you, desi2023. We're so grateful to the community in which W.H.E.A.T. resides as well as the amazing organizations and people across America who support W.H.E.A.T.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The team that started WHEAT is extremely determined to help our American Troops. Coming from a small town in Washington, I am extremely grateful to see people like them want to make such a big difference in the lives of our soldiers. Thank you to everyone that puts in countless hours volunteering and contributing to the success of this amazing non profit!

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you stefanie518! We're very blessed to be assisted by so many people, including you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

John K

WHEAT is exactly what this county needed and more importantly needs more now then ever, We as a Nation are so focused on US instead who and why this country is Free and such a great place to live. If it wasn't for a Organization such as WHEAT and Dedicated comitted people like Roger and Lana Myers our Troops (whom make this country a safe Great place to live and be called USA. I have and will continue to support WHEAT 100% anyway I possibly can.

Thank You
God Bless and Please Continue Your Great John
Sincerely
John Kirkpatrick

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

John, Thank you so much! We feel so blessed and honored that you are an incredible supporter of W.H.E.A.T.!

1 Ryan T.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WHEAT does a great job of sending needed items to troops overseas that are often overlooked. WHEAT goes to bat for the great people who serve our country.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you, Ryan. It's our honor and pleasure to serve those who serve our country.

1 Drew Z.

Donor

Rating: 5

W.H.E.A.T. is a fantastic organization doing essential work for the men, women and canines serving our country abroad. My mom always told me, "Love the warrior, not the war." W.H.E.A.T. gets it and lives that philosophy every day. Please help them keep their comfort packages and support flowing to people who serve us by putting their lives on the line every day.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you, Drew! It's such a pleasure to serve our soldiers deployed overseas. And, we know that we're making a difference as we receive regular communications from the soldiers who we serve.

1 Harvey H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wheat has been founded by a couple friends of mine. Their dedication to this project and to our service men astounds me. The have built from nothing to an organization that has limitless possibilities for good. Worthy of your support.

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W.H.E.A.T.4greatnonprofits 06/24/2020

Thank you, Harvey! Our our Office Co-Managers (Milo and Blizz, amazing labradors from your kennel), keep us on-task and are great supervisors!