The HUGS Project of Elkhart

Our Troops Say

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"All items are greatly appreciated!"

Good morning!!

I found a handwritten card from Mrs. Murphy in one of our old care package boxes and wanted to reach out to say thank you! I also wanted to give you a little idea of what your care packages do for us here.

This package in particular came to JSMART which is part of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. JSMART is where the psych techs work and our main role on this mission is outreach. We have a "swag room" dedicated to all of the Warfighters full of hygiene items, snacks, and specialty items that come out of the JSMART budget. When Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, or Coasties rotate out of GTMO, some of them donate gently used items to the swag room as well- a pay it forward of sorts.

Packages like yours help us supply the Warfighters with wants and needs. All items are greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much for taking the time and dedication to commit to putting these packages together for folks like us.

I am leaving next week to return home to my wife (!!!!), but JSMART will continue. If you'd like to continue sending the packages I have placed the address below!

Again, thank you for all you're doing!! It is greatly appreciated by everyone here.

Very respectfully,

Hannah L.

"pass along our thanks to your organization..."

The Hugs Project – Elkhart Chapter,

Yes, we received and indeed enjoy the items that you sent over! Please accept this email as sincere appreciation from the airmen that were deployed over the Christmas holiday. Your package found its way to airmen attached to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron which is comprised of electricians, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, plumbers, operations managers, generator mechanics and HVAC technicians. Our unit includes airmen from all walks of life from 16 different states coming together to form one team. Please understand that we all very much appreciate the efforts and support of “The Hugs Project” and ask that you pass along our thanks to your organization, everyone that signed the letter that accompanied the package and all others that participated as your continued support is so very valuable to us overseas!



Site Officer in Charge

577th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron



..."can’t say where we are..."

Dear Hugs Project,

Thank you so much for your care package. While I can’t say where we are, I can
say that the “Hugs” will come in handy. Thank you for your support. It is very
much appreciated. Getting a care package always feels a bit like Christmas.

We all really appreciated everything

Hello Everyone,

I am currently deployed in the Middle East on a 9 month deployment. Today we
received your care packages. I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of
our hearts. For your generosity and willingness to support us while we are out
here. Receiving mail/packages is such a great morale booster for all of us! We all
really appreciated everything your team sent us! It truly means the world to us!
So Thank You, Cassandra

Christmas Cards

The Hugs Project,

Thank you for caring to send the boxes and packages to me and the soldiers. The
Christmas cards arrived in perfect time. My soldiers and I always appreciate all
that you do for soldiers, Jim

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