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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

23 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

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!

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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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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.

4 Heather C. S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond to serve our military overseas and at home! It is extremely rewarding to take part in the packing events and making donations. The response from the recipients is outstanding. I am so proud of Lynelle and her crew for their hard work and determination to make sure we all never forget OUR soldiers and all that they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Supporting FSO is an easy way to thank our men and women overseas that are protecting our freedom every day.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in packaging the boxes to be shipped to the soldiers overseas. What a fun a rewarding experience to be a part of!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that touches so many lives. I love volunteering with FSO. Especially when I meet soldiers that share their appreciation for the packages they reviewed when deployed.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for FSO for many years. I am amazed at the outpouring of support for this organization, from the number of people who volunteer to help pack care packages, maintain our warehouse of donated goods, to schools that write letters to our soldiers and to all the volunteers who work long hours at fundraisers to raise funds to send the care packages. Our recipients, many who don't get any packages from home, are so grateful for what we do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is by far the best organisation that I have dealt with I'm and united states army sergeant deployed in support of operation enduring freedom Afghanistan they send out care packages to a lot of my Buddy's and also to me it helps build moral and keeps us feeling great knowing that people are taking time out of their day just to write to us and also send us small items that help out while deployed!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization!! They send "we care" packages to our servicemen and women on active duty that get little to no support from home.... The packages are a HUGE moral boost for the servicemen and women!! We started volunteering here about 7 years ago... They have volunteers from age 7 to 97.. We have to make sure that no soldier is ever forgotten!! Please help support this awesome organization!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has been serving our military personnel since 2003. The organization and the volunteers are so dedicated to getting the monthly "we care' packages out to our deployed service members. No matter what is going on in the world, the goal is to support the troops. I am so proud to be associated with such an awesome and caring organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome and dedicated organization devoted to sending "we care" packages to our military who sacrifice their lives and that of their families for our freedom.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I initially read about FSO in the newspaper. I visited the warehouse and immediately signed up to volunteer. I try to help and donate any way I can. FSO makes sure that those who are sacrificing their lives for us receive a piece of home, and are reminded that they are appreciated. FSO even often helps soldiers when they come home and their families. No one is forgotten. It is a great oganization with an awesome group of devoted people.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to a few packing events for Forgotten Soldiers and it brings great joy to see the love that goes into every box. This group is simply amazing at what they do. They give our troops a boost of encouragement with the letters that are sent with the boxes.....not to mention the actual box that is stuffed full of good stuff they need. We need to let our troops know we haven't forgotten about them. My best friend was in Desert Storm and always told me he never felt like they got any love from home. I have seen pictures and videos of our troops opening the boxes. You can only imagine the smile they have on their face. Brings tears to your eyes to see how happy it makes them to open their box. One soldier even mentioned its like Christmas every month for him when he gets his box. Our troops need our support and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach gives them a ton of it. There isn't any group like this in the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first time I walked into the warehouse, I teared up. It was amazing to see all of the donated items and to partake in putting the care packages together. I have personally met a recipient of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and he expressed his deep gratitude for the organization. With the growing number of soldiers signing up for care packages, we need to spread the word to continue receiving donations and funds to ship the packages overseas.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. is an awesome group. They have a warehouse that has a lot of items that they send to the troops. Coming in and helping makes me feel good.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Name is Chrissy and The reason why I joined Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is Because I come from a Military Background My Dad was Air Force 20 years My Uncles was in the Army and the other one in the Navy.
My Fiancee is a Combat Veteran with the United States Marine Corps and he is the Events Manager with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and his Dad served in the Navy during Vietnam. I found Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and I know what it means to The Military to get some thing from the States when they are deployed. They Protect us let us give back to them.
We must never forget our men and women who fight for our Freedom.
This is a Great Organization and it makes me feel very proud to be a part of it. I know with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach that they will never forget our Troops. And I am very Honored to be a part of that.

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