We here at Packages From Home would like to thank the many volunteers, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout troops, donors and all the many organizations who have given their time and money to help with our cause.

This year has been especially challenging since we depend so heavily on financial donations and in these tough economic times it is important to remember who we are doing this for. We're not doing this for us to "feel" good, nor are we doing this to make you "feel" good, we ARE however doing this to help our brave men and women overseas in harms way to feel cared for.

I was a United States Marine for nine years and was sent overseas many times and even spent some time in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. I can remember how it felt to get a package from home, to get some things that I couldn't get while deployed and to just know somebody was thinking about me.

I can also remember days, just sitting there feeling lonely hoping to hear from home or get a package and then "mail call" would come. "Mail call" came every day, and most days most guys wouldn't get anything, myself included and you could see the disappointment in our eyes when our names weren't called by the platoon Sergeant. And, you could see the joy in the eyes of those who did get something in "mail call".

Now over 17 years later I'm fortunate enough to be in a position that allows me the opportunity to change those feeling for the guys and gals who have so honorably answered the call to duty.

We here at Packages From Home are asking you to remember who we're doing this for and know that we really are making a difference in the lives of so many. Thank you.

Sir/Ma'am, Everyone

Sir/Ma'am, Everyone--
Thank you so much for the packages you sent us! We received 2 packages
this afternoon and everything went quick as soon as it was opened. We
took a few photos to share with you, but our bandwidth out here wouldn't
allow us to send the e-mail with attachments. The hottest items were the
chocolate b/c that's something we almost never get.

Again, thank you for the support!

Respectfully,
Christopher R.

Faithful Supporters,

Faithful Supporters,

I am nearing the end of my deployment and wanted to thank each of you
again for your tremendous support of our troops.
Your generosity has been a true blessing and we have offered many
prayers of thanks for all that you have done for us.

GBU.
For God and Country,
Chaplain Matthew S.

Good Morning Troop Supporters,

Good Morning Troop Supporters,

On behalf of my fellow Marines here, we
would like to thank you all for the packages received full of delicious
treats and valuable memories! It is an honor being part of this fierce
fighting force of America and serving for such generous, supportive, and
caring people such as yourselves. My unit truly appreciates all of what
you have given us and thanks you from the bottom of their hearts, we
could not be accomplishing our missions without supporters like you back
home. You all have truly made an impact on us and we are truly thankful
for you kind hearts and generosity! Thank You!

Respectfully,
Cpl Sergio A.

Elias J. H.

I just got the care packages and wanted to pass on a heartfelt thanks!
We all enjoyed the M&Ms and other snacks we got. We really appreciate
what you all do and it means the world to us. Thanks again!

V/r,

Elias J. H.

Kathleen & crew Greetings.

Kathleen & crew Greetings.

First of all, THANKS. You have no idea how important is what you are doing and how important you are for me, for us. It is already hard for us being away from family, friends and the United States. With your support you bring sparks to our lives, and that counts a lot.

The selection of goodies that you sent me are amazing. Perfectly what I was looking for. I will be sharing them with my crew. The highlight of the packet were the “verve energy drinks” outstanding!

Just to let you know I little bit about myself; I am a Captain for the US Army. I work for the Air Defense branch. Currently deployed in an Undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. I have a beautiful family back in Texas. I am a battle captain, and I love my job, love fighting for our Freedom. Weather in here is really hot, over 115 degrees every day, but that’s part of the job. I am in charge of two NCO’s and one Soldier. Life in here is not easy but, with support from organizations like yours, it makes it more easier to handle.

Thanks so much from the guys.

Godspeed, train to fight & God Bless you. I will definitely stay in touch.

Very respectfully,
CPT Edwin J G.