Mission Soldier Adoption is rolling up on its 52nd month of supporting Veterans and sending packages overseas to our Troops…and we have YOU to thank!!
Our Helping Hearts this month: Josh V, Lynn S, Mike B, Starbucks on Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa, Sarah H, Sandy L, Marv K, Catherine A, Mary D, and the USO of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Want to Help?
Share Our Mission: We appreciate you telling others what Mission Soldier Adoption provides for our Troops overseas! Keep spreading the word that though they are NOT HOME…they are NOT FORGOTTEN!
$$: Financially, we are in need of funds for sending care packages overseas. We have MANY guys and gals that do not currently receive support/items from home…and we have many guys and gals who are remaining overseas while their supply stores close….hmmm…so they need our help too.
Items most desired: The heat is starting to drop…a little…so here are some ideas for your shopping cart: Lip Balm/Chapstick, Protein Bars/Power Bars, Drink Mix Packets, New Bandanas, Foot Powder, Jerky, Mouthwash, Hot Chocolate or Cider Packets, Cookies, Hand Sanitizer, and Floss. And if you want to purchase stuff for the Troops but don’t have time…donate a check/cash and we’ll send out a “super shopper” to get the most bang for your buck with the best deals in town.
The Latest Responses from our Troops overseas…
I got your generous gift package today, and your interesting letter too. Thank you so much! It is great to hear from you again. We are so lucky to have good friends in the good old USA. Thanks, -Terry
I would like to thank you guys again for the support you are giving us and we all appreciate what you are doing for us to keep us going 🙂 -Steven M
I just wanted to email you and thank you and all who contributed to the care package we just received today. It will be enjoyed by all. As a matter of fact, most of the young Sailors and Marines have their hands in it right now. Especially the cards you sent, they are really cute. One in particular was from Jordan Johnson, who does not like violence and wish we could just talk it out. You can let him know all of us out here wish the same thing. Just a little about what we do, we are all Navy in our office, all medical personnel and all from Camp Lejeune North Carolina. Our job is to track patients who are injured on the battlefield all the way back to the United States, and for our local partners we track them to where they receive their initial care. We also visit the US wounded if they come through our base to ensure they have everything they need before traveling on. Again, thank you so much for everything. Very Respectfully, Scott.
Everything is going fine here. The temperatures are rising :(. We are now at the 100 day mark. Time is starting to slow down. I need more projects Lol. We received your packages and wanted to say thanks to all the supporters. We appreciate all the letters and pictures from the students. Your packages make us all so very happy. Here is a funny request. I am trying to find a spray that takes away static electricity and make clothes smell better. Our cloths get washed and come back full of static and smell well I cannot explain the smell but it is not good. Lol We cannot wash our own cloths due to not having a washer. Well I guess I could like I did in OIF 1. I had a bucket and washed cloths every day hung them up to dry and a dust storm would come in. Once again thank you so much for the goodies and please share our thanks to all the wonderful people that contribute. -Tony
I just received your package. Thank you so much! It is HOT here. I feel like my eyes are going to cook. Seriously. When I am walking from the gym, I just close my eyes at times. I wouldn’t want to be “that guy” who is on the news because his eyes got cooked. Scary. I guess because of the heat is why we have all these creatures running around our office throughout the day. I mean you could probably find any type of insect there is, running around our floor at any given time. I’d be sitting here and see something running on the floor. We are so use to them, we try not to step on them as they make their journey. Every day around 113 or so, there is this large lizard that walks along the bottom of our back door. He never fully comes in. Just occasionally pokes his head in. We have all different sizes of lizards too, along with ants. It reminds me of the movie Indiana Jones when they turn on a light because the floor looked like it was moving. When they did so, it was a bunch of bugs. I wish it would rain here. I guess I had better save that wish for something better needed, like a cool breeze or something. If it rained here, we’d just have to worry about MUD on top of the heat. WOW… showering. It’s like the sweat drips off my body as I shave. Then when I get in the shower, I am still sweating. Have you ever done that? Can you even believe it? Sweating “in” the shower. By the time I try and dry off, I am sweating even more and feel like I have to take another shower. I just rush and get dressed and try to get back to my space. Well, I had better get back to work. -Paul
I would like to say thank you for all you have done and we really really love all the support for the people back home. Thank you again for everything. -Leon
I received your packages yesterday, and distributed them amongst the men. Thanks so much! The dog days of August are brutally hot here. I keep hoping to wake up one morning and that someone will tell me the war is over, and we’re going home. A decade is too long to be fighting. I can only imagine how some spent their whole lives along the war front during the Roman Empire, Napoleon’s reign, or the Crusades. Then again, they didn’t have facebook or eBay back then. Take care, Marcus
On my way home, just wanted to say thank you very much for the boxes that you sent!! -Justin
I wanted to write you a quick note and thank you and your organization for what you do. I received your care package today. I want you guys/gals to understand how important those packages are. These young airman sometime deploy with little or no family able to send them packages. It really touches them when we receive care packages and can provide them with a little touch of home (The US). I took the care package and placed it in a conspicuous place so the shift workers both day and nights can go through it and enjoy it. I want to thank you again. My office seems to be the focal point in the mornings because I have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker in here. We would love to have more coffee beans. Again, thank you and God Bless you for what you do. -David
We felt it was Christmas opening your boxes filled with so many goodies. 🙂 Thank you for the static spray I went back to my room and started spraying all my uniforms. We cannot say thanks enough for the wonderful items so many have shared with us. Please share our gratitude with Lynn Simmers, Starbucks, Josh Voigt, Sandy Luedeke, Mike Bigna, and Vickie. We are so Blessed by all of you. Our temperatures started to drop now from 110’s to 90’s this coming week. We even have a few days 88 with lows 59. We are still remaining busy but I must say the pace is slowing down and with that normally Soldiers start to have trouble. Things start to settle in their minds and problems from home and so on will rise. I will participate in my first race here in Afghanistan on Labor Day. They are having a 10K race at our camp. I still enjoy running but now a days I am feeling it more lol. Thank you again for all that you do for us and keeping in touch. God Bless. -Tony
As September 11th approaches, everyone will remember what they were doing that day…who they were with…and what they felt. On the day of remembrance, please say a prayer of appreciation for what you have, a prayer of gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom, and a prayer of protection for those who have come home and struggle with the memories of war as well as those who continue to serve in our Armed Forces. Sept 11th is not a day to feel sad or focus on the loss…instead we reflect on the truth of change…how one moment can change everything…and that we are here for a purpose. We are free, and meant to act on our freedom preserved by the best of the best now battling sandstorms, heat, and threats of death…yet they serve with pride. Hold you head high and charge forward with confidence in all do, for YOU are important enough to die for.
Rare Opportunity: A soldier overseas is having a 30 minute concert from Afghanistan…if you’re interested in “attending” (online), here is some information…there are only a few tickets left…so act quickly if you’d like to attend: View a 9/11 Concert w/Combat Medic & Country Artist Zac Charles. Zac is performing live 8pm EST online from combat zone in Afghanistan & will give a portion of proceeds to American Fallen Heroes Fund. Support the families of the fallen & those who lost their lives on 9/11. A limited supply of tickets; be sure 2 get one now at link: http://www.stageit.com/combat_medic_zac_charles/memorial_concert_live_from_afghanistan/4610. Click signup to set up an account, and then click the BUY button. It will offer you an opportunity to purchase credits (which StageIt.com calls “Notes”; $1=10 Notes). 50 Notes allow you to pay for the $5 ticket price to view Zac’s Live Show from Afghanistan. When you enter the website it will tell you how many tickets are available (26 were available last I checked)…so even though a button may pop up that says the show is not available…it is if there are tickets left.
Have a great day and thanks again for supporting our Veterans and Troops overseas through Mission Soldier Adoption 🙂
~Mollie & Vickie