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.

just wanted to let you know

 

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the service that you have going. I received my box and it was a blessing in disguise! It is a great feeling to know that you have mail when there is not much else to look forward to out here. It brought a smile to my face and I just wanted to relay that info to you.



Thanks again for everything!



SSgt Peter F

I am in the Tennessee Army National Guard

Hello,



My name Is Spc. Danny L. I am in the Tennessee Army National Guard. I am currently deployed to Kuwait. My unit is a heavy equipment unit. Just today I received a care package from your organization. In this day and age we all rely and email,facebook and skype. I am here to tell you that receiving mail the old fashion way is better than them all put together. I was so excited when I opened that box. I want to thank everyone that helped in making this happen. My God please your organization for making me and so many soldiers happy.




Thank you,
Spc.Danny L.

Please let everyone know that we are truly thankful

Please let everyone know that we are truly thankful for the care
packages. Everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness was greatly
appreciated by all of the Military Personnel, Department of the Army
Civilians, US Contractors and Third Country Nationals here at LTF
Salerno.

Thanks Again and have a very Happy Safe Thanksgiving.



Andrea B.

After "9-11" I joined the US Army

 Greetings!

 After "9-11" I joined the US Army just to give this beautiful country back
 everything that it gave to me. I realized that is not the country but is
 the people (which makes the country) that is worth to fight for.
 Especially people like you that give up their own time to prepare care
 packages that definitely help to boost the moral of us Soldiers.

 My battle bodies loved the package, and they say thanks too.

 Thanks again for your kindness and I hope that all of you have a Happy
 Thanksgiving!

 S. L.
 UNCLASSIFIED

Our unit is almost finished here in Iraq

 Greetings,

 Our unit is almost finished here in Iraq and I did not want to leave
 without sending you a big Thanks for your support and your gifts for the
 troops. I want to tell you that they were very much appreciated by many
 Soldiers serving over in Iraq.

 Thanks again,

 Walter F