Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The cards brought us laughter, joy, and peace

A letter from a Marine in Afghanistan, dated 30 July 08:



I am CP1 E.O, and one of the marines that is friends with CP1G. She received a lot of cards in one of her care packages. I must say the creativity of the cards brought us laughter, joy, and peace.


I just wanted to make sure to let you know that we appreciate all the dedication, honesty, and support from all.


Thank you, and keep supporting the troops.


Semper FI,
USMC
CP1 E.O.



We just want thank each and everyone

From a Marine in Afghanistan, dated 30 July 08:



We just want thank each and everyone for supporting us and our platoons while we are here in Afghanistan. Our platoons enjoyed everything and anything that was sent our way. Please continue to support us, we have been extended for another month. The Marines were pretty down about that decision but all was soon forgotten when you all send these wonderful care packages with these notes and cards that says, we care about you, or thank you or we are praying for you. Once again thank you for all that you do and keep us in your prayers.


Sincerely,


Cpl G and Sgt G



Monday, July 21, 2008

We can't wait to put them to good use!

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 21 July 08:



I received your box today of homemade cards for every occasion. What a wonderful idea and undertaking. The cards are beautiful. Thank you so very much. I showed them to my office and everyone was very excited to see them. We can’t wait to put them to good use!


Thank you for thinking of us while deployed. It means a lot to every service member to know they have friends at home who care and stay in touch.


Thank you again for the very kind gift.


Kind regards,
Lt Col P.G.



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shared with all the people in my section

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 17 July 08:



Thanks for the cards. I shared it with all the people in my section. They liked the cards alot and now they want to sign up for the program. Well, anyway, thanks again…
PFC J.Q.



Friday, July 11, 2008

My folks have been fighting over them!

An excerpt from an Airman’s AnySoldier page update, dated 11 July 08:



I don’t know who started the Cards for Heroes but I love you! The cards that you guys sent are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! My folks have been fighting over them!


TSgt J.C., Qatar



Thursday, July 10, 2008

Your gifts help us to keep up morale

From a soldier in Kuwait, dated 10 July 08:



I wanted to make sure that you knew that your Any Soldier package of greeting cards did arrive and get to us here –wow! Many, many thanks for your kind and heart-felt gesture! Your gifts help us to keep up morale here in all ways big and small–every bit helps! You are in our prayers and we humbly ask to continue to remain in your prayers as well!
LtCol J



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cards are in short supply here

A postcard (below) from a Marine in Afghanistan, dated 09 July 08:



As I prepare to return home to my family, I was going thru papers and found your address again. You sent my roommate a box of cards awhile back. Just want to say THANK YOU!! for your time making the beautiful cards, as cards are in short supply here. How very thoughtful of you!!

Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan
MSGT C. M.



Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How wonderfully talented

From a Navy Chaplain’s office in Iraq, dated 08 July 08:



If you would pass along my thanks to the ladies who sent all of the wonderful cards. They arrived just in time for us to restock the chapel card stock. How wonderfully talented they all must be.

One again thank you ever so much!
LT A.B.



A huge blessing

An email from a Marine chaplain in Iraq, dated 08 July 08:



Good morning and God bless you,

I received a link concerning your organization and what you all do, I think it’s wonderful. I am interested in getting set up to receive from you; I know the Marines and Sailors would appreciate it. We are currently deployed out here in Iraq. I started a “Morale locker” for the Battalion. Basically this is a small store that we set up in a warehouse. Catch is everything is free. Marines can come and find really almost anything that they would buy in exchange plus other items that they probably would not find in the exchange. Anything you all could do to help would be a huge blessing.


LT R.R.



Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thanks again to you and all of your card makers

An email* from a contractor (former serviceman) in Iraq who has been sharing our cards with all the units near him - and has been faithfully sharing our written letters with service members who visit nearby Combat Support Hospitals (CSH or “Cash") and give them to the wounded warriors there:



Thanks for the most recent box of cards.

I gave Lt L.C. (who serves our great nation through the auspices of the XX Army National Guard) a packet of the cards to distribute to some of the soldiers in her unit. I also gave a packet to the CO of the unit to which I am attached, CPT J.M., and plan to give the third packet to the USMC FAST unit.

Thanks again to you and all of your card makers. I slip a few cards out for my use before I pass them on and my wife enjoys seeing the work of other stampers. I hope that during one of my visits home to XX we’re able to meet in person.

Thanks—and God Bless!

K.M.



Wednesday, July 2, 2008

God bless you & your efforts making a difference

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 02 July 08:



Just want to let you know I got the box of cards today. On behalf of myself & fellow troops - thank you for your support & making it possible for us to remember our family/friends on special occasions or just to send them a card because. Thank you for your continued support. Pray for our soon, safe return home. God bless you & your efforts making a difference!