The HUGS Project of Elkhart

Our Troops Say

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"It’s literally like Christmas ..."


I would like to say thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and mail. I share it all with the troops here and they loved every bit of it. It’s literally like Christmas every time we get something in the mail. Thank you so much for all that you do for us and the support that you show us as well.
Thank you,
Mike T.

Greetings from Germany and many parts of Africa.

Greetings from Germany and many parts of Africa.

I am writing this email on behalf of the Marines I am sharing your care packages with. Words cannot begin to describe how appreciative we are for your generous donations. The items we received have boosted morale around the camps and are building relationships with others we serve along side of as we are sharing items with them as well. Small things like care packages make a huge difference while deployed. It can turn many attitudes from poor to great and it can enhance relationships around the camp/base, and it is doing exactly that. The packages are a little taste from back home.

We are now in a smooth rhythm thus far on this deployment and most us have a solid routine where it makes the days go by a little faster, so it seems. The temperatures are slightly dropping in all the locations, so working outside isn’t too unbearable on most days now. Our bodies are acclimating to the terrain, elevation, weather, and food.

It was nice to read a little about you and to build some rapport and respect for your unselfishness. I hope our sincere letter is as heartfelt to you as you care packages were to us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all the support and all that you have done for us.

SSgt Daniel H. and the Marines of Team ------- Battalion.

..."thank you all for the time, dedication and help..."

Hello Larry & Nancy Mast,

Me and my gang have received your care packages and we were so excited. Me & my team would like to thank you all for the time, dedication and help that you have shown us troops overseas. I do want to apologize in advance for the lack of pictures, but it is hard for me to get everyone together at one time, so here is what I could muster up. God bless you all!


SSG Lawson & her team.

..."thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support."

To the Men, Women and Families of the HUGS Project,

Thank you for your support of the men and women of the U.S. standing watch in
the Arabian Gulf.
I am a BMC/E-7 in the coast guard and I am assigned to a training group out of
Norfolk, VA. I travel to here twice a year for about six weeks total and I conduct
training. The Coast Guard has a small number of ships over there to support the
navy mission.
While I was there, I saw your STARS, and I brought a dozen or so with me on one of
our missions in the Arabian Gulf. I then sent those on to my family and friends
back home. If I had thought it through, I should have set one aside to return to
you, A little more seasoned then when you sent it out to us.
I do have one more trip planned out before I rotate to my next assignment, and I
will try to bring one star along on one of our missions to send back to you.
Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support. Every small act of
kindness at home joins to become an avalanche of goodies and supplies, letters,
and expressions of love which are displayed on every ship and in every office.
With Deepest Gratitude, BMC Paul

Please continue to pray for us.

Thank you so much for the goodies. You have made a lot of soldiers happy!

Please continue to pray for us. We are half way done!
Thank you for your support.

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