My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Just Our Soldiers Helpers Inc. (J.O.S.H.), Lake Mary, FL, USA
I was first contacted by Just Our Soldiers Helpers (J.O.S.H.) in 2011, while serving a tour in Afghanistan. I didn't know how dedicated to soldiers they were at that time, but I soon learned. This organization has sent care packages ranging from necessity items, such as toothpaste, shaving equipment, and shower gel to morale items, such as candy, magazines, and notepads. I learned quickly that, if they could accommodate a want or need, then they would. In 2013, I was again serving in Afghanistan, and Kathy Hewitt, a wonderful woman within this organization, who had kept in contact with me during my time stateside, started sending me care packages again and asked for any other names of soldiers who might want to receive them as well. J.O.S.H. once again outdid themselves and all who received packages were grateful. I am once again deployed to a foreign country, Kathy and J.O.S.H. were immediately ready to send care packages. These people within this organization, work tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that the troops do not go wanting for items or for care. These people truly care. I know how much they care and especially Kathy, because even when I am not deployed, Kathy still checks in on me and makes sure that I am well. She even set up a fishing trip with a neighbor of hers, two wonderful people who invited me into their home and showed me a great weekend. I also met Kathy that weekend, and she is just as caring in person as she is in this organization. Every soldier does what they do because we love our country and want to see it thrive. J.O.S.H. does what they do because they love their country and those that serve to protect it. I know soldiers on deployment that would have never received any care packages had it not been for the great people within J.O.S.H and the people that donate to this organization. I am thankful to them and hope they can continue this service for future deployments, not only for myself but for the thousands of other soldiers who are deployed around the world. Thank you to the donors and the personnel at Just Our Soldiers Helpers.
David D. Gray III, SGT