How it began…From Mollie…On Memorial Day 2007, I received a forwarded email from a soldier’s mother. The email was from her son in Iraq. He told his mom that 13 guys and gals in his group had not received anything from home their entire tour overseas so if someone wanted to do something for Memorial Day for the Troops, could they please write a letter of support to boost the morale overseas. This was the first time I heard of our Troops being overseas without support. Morale Builder Packages and letters were sent out to each soldier, yet the costs associated with the project encouraged the decision to reach out for help to obtain items for Morale Builder Packages and funds to continue sending the “boxes of love” overseas…and so was born the Mission Soldier Adoption program. As we supported the soldiers, we quickly came to realize how many troops overseas could use our help to make their deployment a bit brighter. After a few months, we expanded our program to support all branches of the U.S. Military and veterans here at home as donations from individuals and companies come in from across the globe.