The HUGS Project of Elkhart

Our Troops Say

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These are great resources...

Thank you for the package with goodies reading material. These are great resources. I have passed them along to the Chaplain.

Merry Christmas and God Bless You!


"Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!"

Hug Project Members,

Thank you so much for the care packages you sent us. We are very
grateful for the support you provide. We hope you are all enjoying your
holiday Season!! Things here are not too bad, but we are all ready to go
home. Thanks again for the packages. They really brighten our days.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Thanks’ for all the support. You keep us going, Tammy

"we are honored to serve our nation..."

Hugs Project,

Thank you very much for the hug cloth! I found it at the USO on camp
Buehring, Kuwait. I’m sure it will help cool us off when it starts to get
hot around here. We truly appreciate your support as we are honored
to serve our nation. Merry Christmas to you and your families!
Sincerely, Chip

"I see the excitement in all the troops everyday ..."

To all who have shown support

I am happy to let you all know that my time here in Kuwait is coming to an end. My unit will be departing theater soon and I see the excitement in all the troops everyday now. Unfortunately we won't make it back in time for Christmas and we've made peace with that but we're all hoping to be home before the New Year and I'd be really happy if we could. Before I leave I just wanted to thank you wonderful people for all the love and support you've shown me and my troops we all appreciate it very much. It has been a great year and I'm thankful that I've had this opportunity to serve with the fine men and women in my Unit. I've learned a great many things this year and have had a chance to grow as a soldier and as a person. I've learned to be more patient and have learned to learn new things further. I've learned to be more grateful and content for all I have, my family, my friends, my health, an opportunity to work and serve and to receive such love and appreciation from new friends as yourselves. I've also had the opportunity to mentor some of the young soldiers and I feel good knowing that I have made a small difference in their lives for the better. Overall I am going home a better person than when I left and I am grateful for that. I am going back to New York so not really looking forward to the frigid temperatures that we get but I am looking forward to the warmth of my home and family. The summer here was long and most of it was over 125 degrees so I never expected this place to be as cool as it is right now. We have 45 degree mornings and evenings and a soothing 65 degree afternoon right now, it's surprisingly nice but we're ready to go home now. Lastly, I want to reiterate on behalf of everyone who were able to enjoy the care packages and letters you guys sent, Thank you very much, it has been a blessing. I wish you guys Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, hope you all get to enjoy it with your loved ones.

Best Wishes always,


Samrat S. P.

..."wanted to say thank you for love and support"

Hi Ruth :) I hope you and your family and friends are doing well. I'm Matt S. and I received your card from overseas Kuwait and wanted to say thank you for love and support for me and our soldiers. We are almost done with our deployment and are all doing well. Thanks again for your love and support!

Matt S.

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