Mail Call

We receive letters every day from Care Package recipients abroad and at home. Check this page often to read their messages to YOU, the American people, who made their Care Packages possible.

I truly appreciate the love and concern that you’ve shown myself and my unit. Thank you very much for the care package.”

A.F.

I can’t tell you how elated these guys and gals have been to tear through these care packages

Good Morning

I hope this message finds you well and staying cool.  It has been a crazy few weeks and the weather here has been quite interesting to say the least.  ‘120 days of wind’ is no joke!  I just wanted to take a moment in all the mayhem this last month to send a huge heartfelt digital thank you for the incredible blessings!!

I can’t tell you how elated these guys and gals have been to tear through these care packages.  I had no idea what to expect when I reached out to your organization and a few other groups, but the love has been amazing, to say the least.  Nothing has actually made it to my office before 6-7 hands have made their way through it.  There’s been nothing but happy faces all around here.  I wish I could get an action shot, but there are a lot of security measures here on the campus.

Now for some more excellent news from Afghanistan.  I’m coming back to NJ (for a bit)!!  I actually found out last week that I will shipping back state-side next week, to potentially get redeployed to another location soon.  I’m not sure where exactly I will be going, but I wanted to give notice that I’m pulling up tent stakes soon.  I have a buddy here in the command who will be collecting any residual care packages for the group, and I informed him how to reach out if he’d like to continue a relationship with such an awesome organization.

If you have any questions or would like to maintain contact, I still have access to my e-mail.  I definitely appreciate everything you’ve done for us!

Respectfully, S.G.N. Logistics Planner, Afghanistan

 

It’s awesome to see so many people who truly care for all of us who are away from home

To whom it may concern,

I do not have an inquiry or anything. I am currently a deployed Soldier and just received a care package from Operation Gratitude. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who is involved in putting these together. The letters are great to read and I enjoy getting the comics from the newspapers. I also happened to get the shortbread Girl Scout cookies in my box which are my favorites. It’s awesome to see so many people who truly care for all of us who are away from home. You help make us feel a little bit closer. Thank you again and please keep up the amazing work. It is always appreciated.

V/R, J.M.G., SFC, USA

 

We’ve received some of the boxes and I want to say thank you so much

To whom this may concern.   It’s SGT K

It’s SGT K  again from 4-4 ARB. We’ve received some of the boxes and I want to say thank you so much.  I have a picture of myself and another NCO with the boxes the other pictures I will receive by COB today and will send you a group picture thanks again.

K.B.

It is always nice getting stuff in the mail; it kind of eases the stress

We all received a care package and it definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces. Thank you for what you do. It is hard to be away from family but knowing others care and are thankful for what we do makes our day. It is always nice getting stuff in the mail;  it kind of eases the stress.

Thanks Again,
Sgt F

We are all very appreciative here

Thank you so much for the goodies and useful stuff.  We are all very appreciative here.
                                       Thank you so much
                                         SFC S., 40th ID

                              

It was Christmas in July for us when we got these.  Thanks!!

J.K.

We don’t get a lot of thanks and people don’t know what all we go through but we all would happily do whatever it takes to protect everyone at home

Hello, my name is N.T   I am originally from eastern Kentucky. I am 23 years old and I’m married. My wife’s name is L. She  is 20 years old and we have 2 beautiful children, a  boy who is turning 2 on August 4th and a little girl who will be turning 1 on September 13th.  I have been in the Army since I was 18 yrs. old.   I am  qualified to do many things for the Army but my primary job is a helicopter mechanic. I appreciate each and every person who came together to support my brothers and sisters in arms and myself as well.  We don’t get a lot of thanks and people don’t  know what all we go through but we all would happily do whatever it takes to protect everyone at home. Keep doing all the good work and helping our soldiers out. Once again thank you.

Seeing and reading all the support I have back from the states absolutely makes my time here all the worthwhile

My name is PFC V  and I am currently in Afghanistan. I just received my first care package and it was from your organization!.   I want to sincerely express my deepest gratitude for your support. I love peanut butter cookies and those protein bars! Also, i deeply enjoy reading the letters sent from different children! That is absolutely amazing, I am the first of my entire family to join the military. Seeing and reading all the support I have back from the states absolutely makes my time here all the worthwhile. Thank you so much for what you all do. God bless all of you and keep doing everything you do every day! It made all the difference to me and I know I’m not the only one.

I will attempt to respond to all the letters as soon as I can . Thank you again!

Sometimes it becomes hard to remember why I chose this profession but when I hear from people like yourself and the others that wrote it makes it a little clearer

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write. I really appreciate the effort you put into making  sure that a soldier like myself feels appreciated while doing this job. Sometimes it becomes hard to remember why I chose this profession but when I hear from people like yourself and the others that wrote it makes it a little clearer. So once again thank you. Sincerely TSgt C

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Thank you for your care package

Operation Gratitude,
 Thank you for your care package, it was greatly appreciated!! I am deployed in Afghanistan until October.
V/R,  T.M.