Memorial Day will mark Mission Soldier Adoption’s 4th Anniversary of sending monthly care packages overseas!! Thank you for being a part of our mission these past four years…
Our Helping Hearts this month: Lynn S, Andrea T, Martha C, Dave H, Vicki B, Cher L, Mary D, Brunner Furniture, Lotus Bakeries of North America (Biscoff), Starbucks on Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa, Girl Scout Troop 2239, Girl Scout Troop 4343, Jim B, St. Paul’s Lutheran School Green Bay, Susie K, Mary Lou S, and Ellen’s Richfield Barber Shop.
Want to Help? $$: Financially, we are in great need of funds for sending care packages overseas. Out of these past four years of sending monthly care packages…we are now seeing the greatest need for support. This April, 62 care packages were sent overseas…a cost of over $800 for the shipping alone! So every dollar makes a difference. For several of the groups we are supporting, their supply stores are closing months before the Troops actually leave the area. One of the other groups we are supporting has no internet, no supply store, and no running water…a soldier’s wife from the group contacted us to help support their group because many of the guys in the group are single and don’t receive items from home…and the wife can’t support them all on her own. So we appreciate your help in spreading the word about Mission Soldier Adoption to your family and friends…so we can continue to let our heroes overseas know that though they are NOT HOME…they are NOT FORGOTTEN.
Items most needed: Lip Balm/Chapstick, Protein Bars/Power Bars, Drink Mix Packets, New Bandanas, Foot Powder, Jerky, and Floss.
The Latest Responses from our Troops overseas…
They are starting to survey the terrain where they are going to build the new Kabul. Who? A multinational effort led by the afghan government with the help of the UK, UAE,US, and Japan. -E
You all have being so kind to us-Your friendship and prayers suffice but I’m not going to lie getting packages every once in a while from a friend is a great feeling for the guys and gals over here. Whenever we receive a package from you and I tell them we have a package they all gather around like it was Christmas and I was passing presents to them it’s great. We will take whatever comes our way. What really counts to us is the thought that people back home do care about their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters mothers and fathers serving our great Nation. We are making a difference out here, and is not a small task and it has not been easy but the important thing is that the Afghan people are seeing this and the wheels are turning big time. Things are changing one day at the time for the better. In a recent poll done here it showed that nine out of ten people are glad we are here compared to 2001 which was the opposite. Like always my friend is always good to hear from you. Until next time. Take care and God bless -Eric
Thanks for sending out the coffee that will be a real treat. Before I was deployed I had no idea that anything like this existed. What you do for us is really amazing and it makes our lives so much better. I’m glad you do it. Speaking about heat, it’ll be in the mid 90s by Saturday here. Too hot too fast! We received your recent care packages, thank you so much they were very appreciated. -Josh
Thanks to you Mollie and everyone who helps you out with that stuff we all appreciate it very much. -Lauren
I would like to thank you all for your support. It has been really busy here and being away from the flag pole you lose several benefits. Like commercial Internet. Was hard not being able to run to the PX to get things but your packages really helped. I passed so much stuff out to raise the moral of all of my soldiers. Thanks so much for your support and it humbles me to know that there are so many good Christians in the world we live. -Paul
Hope all is well. Please tell all the people who donate the goodies and time to package the boxes thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From all of us here -Eric
This week it has hit the 90s again, but we’ve been having some over cast days so it makes it better. Libya is crazy. Being here in the Middle East and meeting people who actually work in the organizations like the UN and Special Forces etc. it’s amazing getting their perspectives on it. These past few weeks I’ve also been working on my “Authors Platform” I just posted my website www.clark-chamberlain.com and I’ll be making regular updates there. Best wishes, Josh
Wanted to thank you for the care package that my Staff and I received from your group. We are very thankful that there are individuals that take the time to provide a little bit of home to us that are deployed. Here is a little info about my team. We are a group of medical individuals with different talents and are responsible for coordinating, tracking and follow-on tracking of all Medical evacuations within our Area of Operation. This is a very stressful and demanding job on all my staff. We are constantly exposed to the daily injuries and deaths that occur all too frequently in this area. We also visit the wounded that are admitted to the hospital on the base and ensure that all their needs are being met. So, that is what we do and hopefully you can see why it’s nice to receive items from individuals from back in the States. We would gladly appreciate coffee and we also like beef jerky, sour candy and splenda sugar packs and any other little items. I have a total of 9 other individuals on my team and they would greatly appreciate care packages. Once again, thank you and all the others that contributed to the care package. It’s good knowing that there’s still individuals that support what we do out here. Thanks, -Clint
I just wanted to let you know I got your package yesterday and I put it out for everyone and it’s already almost gone :). They all love munchies. Thank you! -Lauren
I want to take this time to thank all those good people that sent us letters & packages. We really appreciate everything that you guys have done for us, A lot of the things we received Helped us in our missions away from home. Gave us a boost of motivation knowing that a lot of People really care for us. Again Thank you for your support, God Bless You!! -Euro
Thank you for the Easter wishes. Once again we appreciate all the things that volunteers like you do for us. It hasn’t been a good week around here due to three HEROES that we suffered this week. -Clint
I wanted to let you know that I have received the packages. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! -Neil
We received your packages yesterday. Some medics were with me as I got them and they enjoyed tearing through the stuff. -Jim
First, I would like to thank you for your continuing support of the troops. I’ve never appreciated receiving a box in the mail until I spent my time overseas. It’s next to the coolest thing in the world when someone thinks of you enough to send items from home. It always brings back great memories and we’re always super excited about it. I wanted to extend a big thank you to all the people and organizations that you work with. It’s honestly amazing that there are people out there that I haven’t met and support me!! 🙂 Please let them know that we all enjoy the care packages and the support means the world. It was like Christmas yesterday because a few of my best friends received packages as well. We all exchange items and share with others so we all receive something. Thank you again!! -Justin
I was one of many who received items from the care package sent from all of you in Wisconsin. I myself am from Wisconsin. I grew up in a little country town about 30 minutes from Madison, called Orfordville. I have a husband who is also a Marine. We have been married for three years and we had our first child together last year. Missing my daughter and my husband is probably the hardest of all. My husband has already done 3 tours and this is my first. He’s been in for almost 8 years, and I’ve been in almost 4. I wanted to write you not only to thank you, but I think its only fair to know that you are truly affecting people “OUT HERE!” I really appreciate all of you for taking the time, and dedication to ensure our military are taken care of. It’s really nice when we get stuff from people in the United States and not only that, but it motivates us. It pushes us forward and makes it easier to do what we have to do to get back home safely. It reminds us why we are here and who we’re here for. I whole heartedly admire all of you and express my deepest thank you to everyone mentioned in the letter (Joyce Schulteis, Lynn Simmers, Lauren Wiza, Richard Gosetti, Juliana Spring, Girl Scout Troop 4401, Vicki Bradford, Starbucks,Kris Pezon, The Anthony Robbins Foundation, Robins Research International, Lynn Sirna, Diane Mitchell, Girl Scout Troop 4631, Girl Scout Troop 2847, Brent Peterson, USO of Wisconsin, Sandy Luedeke, and Debbie Zeman) and anyone that may have been forgotten. I ask if that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I am over here for 7 months as of right now. They just sent out a list for people to extend, so I will see very soon if I will be here for 7 months or a year. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU AGAIN. -Stephanie
Have a great day and thanks again for helping us help those who help us 🙂
~Mollie & Vickie