The HUGS Project of Elkhart

Our Troops Say

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My brother lives in South Bend, Indiana.......


Sorry for the delay in making contact to thank you for the package. The hours have been long over the past couple of weeks and work has been chaotic here in Kabul. Thank you so much for the care package. I am assigned to a unit in Kabul that advises the Afghan Air Force and it is very rewarding. I am also a crew chief by trade on U-2s and A-10s and have served on active duty for 24 years now. Thank you to your family for their dedication to our awesome country. Like stated on my page, I am stationed out of Tucson and will be here for much of 2018; hoping to get home before Halloween. I grew up in central Illinois not far from you. My brother lives in South Bend, Indiana, so I think you are actually very close to him. May God strengthen you and your family through your spread of love. Hope you have an amazing weekend. Stay in touch.

Joe Murphy

Thank you


Thank you so much for sending us care packages, it really made our day. It is so nice that you took the time to mail us something. Have a good day!
Very Respectfully,
GySgt Bianca A.

"If there's anything we can do in return please feel free to write...."

Ms. Miller,

I received your packages and they were a hit. My command was very happy to see the goodies inside. We're very grateful. Thank you for thinking of us and taking the time to do this. If there's anything we can do in return please feel free to write. Thank you, again.



"​Hello to my fellow Hoosiers...."

Hello to my fellow Hoosiers at The Hugs Project (Elkhart Chapter)

My name is HM2 Oria and I am a US Navy Corpsman who originally reigns from Northwest Indiana, East Chicago to be exact. My department recently received a few care packages from your organization and I wanted to express how deeply and truly grateful we are for the items we received. I want you to know each item will be used or passed on to another sailor who might be in need. I would also like to inform you of the excitement you instilled in each of us as we watched the packages being opened. It is like Christmas to us because we rarely receive mail since we are out to sea.

I would also like to thank everyone who sent a personal letter with words of encouragement, support, or prayer. These words truly do help as we spend all these months at sea away from our families. Your words remind us of what is important and why we volunteered to serve. We are here for you and we appreciate you being in our corner for support. Thank you again for everything you do for our military. God bless.

Very respectfully,

HM2 Oria, R.

"really appreciated the baby wipes and the granola bars"

23 Apr 2018

We received some packages from a company called The Hugs Project. They got my address from Anysoldier. Just wanted to take a second to thank you for what you guys are doing. We really appreciated the baby wipes and the granola bars they sent. We put a lot of effort into the work day, and it feels great to replenish the calories burned.

We are currently doing okay, our generators keep going down so some days we don’t have light. Some of us have online college classes starting next month and in need of some notebooks and pens.

I hope wherever you all are the weather is doing you some good. It’s actually going to snow here tomorrow. Take care and have wonderful day.

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