Here’s what I’m hearing from our superbly awesome guys and gals in Iraq and Afghanistan:
“It’s hot”…the kind of hot that’s so hot even calling it hot is an understatement.
“It really sucks here.”
“Nasty sandstorms are every couple days.”
“Thanks for remembering we are still here…most forget about us.”
So we’re asking for your help…to help make their living conditions a bit better, their days a bit brighter, and their spirits a bit higher. If you know of companies, organizations, or individuals looking for ways to support our Troops overseas…please let us know so we can connect with them and share our mission.
Our Helping Hearts this month: Connie K, Mike B, Starbucks on Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa, Lynn S, Mary Lou S, Lauren W, Jackie D, USO, 2011 Summer Exploration Camp Participants of UWMilwaukee, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and Site Staffing Inc.
Want to Help?
Share Us: 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.
$$: Financially, we are in great need of funds for sending care packages overseas. Each package costs $12.95 to ship overseas and most of the guys and gals on our list do not currently receive items from home.
Shopping: Items desired: Lip Balm/Chapstick, Protein Bars/Power Bars, Drink Mix Packets, New Bandanas, Foot Powder, Jerky, Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, Candy/Licorice, Cough Drops, Gillette Razor Refills, Wipes, Body Wash, Body Spray, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss, Eye Drops, Hand Sanitizer, DVD’s, Pens, Tuna Packets, Peanut Butter, Fruit Cups, Fudge Topping, Crackers, Cookies, Oatmeal Packets (instant), Sugar Packets, Creamer (powder), Flashlights, Books (gently used suspense/mystery/comedy/classics/business), Puzzle Books (crossword,etc), Batteries, Current Magazines (sports/cars/sailing/music/nature/hunting/fishing/business/health), and Letters/Pictures of Support (from adults and kids).
The Latest Responses from our Troops overseas…
I received your boxes today. Thank you so much we are good on cookies again 🙂 Lol. All is the same here. Hot, sand storms every third day or so and busy as always. Please tell everyone that supports the packages everyone here says a big Thank You. Take care and God Bless. -Tony
I just want you to know that my staff and I have appreciated all the packages that have been sent to us. Thank you and all of the people that have donated items for our packages. You have been a true blessing to us out here and we are extremely grateful. -Clint
Thanks Mollie for not forgetting us. I continue to appreciate your thoughts and concern for our Soldiers. I passed your care package along to our Intelligence Soldiers and they enjoyed the surprise treasures. May our Lord continue to bless you and your important ministry! -Jim
Thank u so much for supporting us future soldiers and our troops. -Keith
Got your package. Thanks so much. About 5 weeks left and out of here. -James
Thank you for the thoughtful gifts. Have a good day. -Sean
God Bless you and thanks again for your care packages. -Terry
Got the popsicles! Thanks again for everything. 15 days and a wake up. Can’t wait. -James
Well I can’t believe that we are drawing close to our end of mission. I’m really not sure I can adequately express my heartfelt thanks for all of your support throughout this past year. You have been our heroes. I wish you continued blessings and peace in your life and I hope that you can bless the lives of other soldiers as you have ours. -Josh
I am sitting here waiting for my convoy back. I am here at Kandahar. I just wanted to say Thank You for all of your support while my company & I have been over here. I know that many in America have forgotten about those who are serving over here. It saddens me a bit going to remote bases who are in blackout status (no internet/phone) because of a recent fallen soldier. Hope all is well with you. -Cheryl
Greetings from HOT Southern Afghanistan! Thank you so much for the care packages that have been sent! The snacks, magazines and games give us something familiar from back home to enjoy during our down time. Thank you so much for your support! -Joshua
I have a platoon of 40 soldiers under me here in a very remote region of Afghanistan. How remote? The only way to receive food, supplies, and mail is through air drop or helicopters. Our job: find and clear roadside bombs, along with any other task no one wishes to undertake. I appreciate what yours and organization like yours do for the troops like the ones I have under me. Support goes a long way over the course of a very long year. Once again, thank you so much for supporting us. -Marcus
Have a great day and thanks again for helping us help those who help us 🙂
~Mollie and Vickie