I spoke to my son last week, who is currently stationed in Iraq, and he asked me if I had received his greeting card, compliments of your wonderful organization, unfortunately I had to say no!
Well I got home that night and there were 2 beautiful cards waiting for me, one from my son and one from one of his battle buddies.
First, allow me to thank you for this wonderful gift that your organization not only gives to "Our Brave Soldiers" but also to their families.
My son, SPC P.T., is stationed in Camp Taji, and he said he may have recently been featured on your newsletter or website but I cannot find him and wondered if I have the correct website?
With sincere gratitude, D.T.
Oh, how WONDERFUL, I found him. There were 2 photos! A hundred thanks. I will look over your website and see what I CAN DO to help with such a worthwhile organization. Sincerely, D.T. :)
Just found out my husband's cousin got his first box of cards and was just blown away!!!! Thanks to all that you do for them and more. Hope to have my first batch out next week--two girls at home--takes me a little longer!!!!
This American flag was flown with honor over Afghanistan on 14 September 2009 aboard a VH-60M Blackhawk helicopter during Spartan Express Movement in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
Presented to Sandy Allnock, "Cards for Heroes:
From 10th Mountain Division - 101st Air Assault.
Let it be known that this American flag was flown in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It also displays America's resolve to defeat the terrorists who committed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands... Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
The box of cards was a godsend. So many soldiers were so very grateful and everybody loved them and talked about how much work y'all put into them. I was going to use one of the thank you cards you sent to write you, but they were gone like hot cakes fast. I really appreciate the thought you put behind the child-friendly ones.
We're doing good on cards for another week or two, today's the 13th of August, so round about September if you feel the yen to send more, that would be wonderful.
Well I have to get back to work. Thank you again and have an outstanding day!
From a Soldier who is hosting the "Write to Your Loved One" campaign a few posts ago!
I got the banner and the cards...THANKS A MILLION TIMES OVER!! We are putting the banner up ASAP...we have to buy some hooks tomorrow. SO nice and SO big! :)
I have to go now ...sorry so short...but THANKS AGAIN for all you do to keep us in the card writing business. We have already written more than 30 cards since I opened the box and plenty more have left out in their hands for future mailings. They LOVE them and can't get enough. I had one guy tell a really touching story about how it means so much to actually send out something that he touched and then knew that his wife was going to touch the same card! :)
I just want to say thank you so much for the beautiful cards you have provided for us to send to our families. I enjoy sending them to my children, my husband, family and friends. Even though we have access to technology here and we do use it, we also love sending cards back home; specially ones made with such love for us.
Only those with an iPhone know how hard a longer message is - so there is a lot more gratitude behind every character than it may appear! :)
From shipper Kris: I received a package of cards today from Tammy H, Harrisburg PA. She has sent in cards before. Well she included a special note this time. She wrote an Any Hero note and received a thank you card (one from that package) from the service woman who received her Any Hero note. Tammy photocopied the card and the note......that is what she sent to me. The note reads.......
I received your card in a box of cards from Cards for Heroes. It sounds like you have a very full life. And I wanted to thank you for taking the time to think of us and for your support.
This is my fourth deployment and it amazes me how much continuing support we receive from home!! Thank you for thinking of us.
To those who write AnyHero notes - feel free to include your contact information in your card or letter; they don't always have the time to write back, but sometimes when they do - it's a real thrill! (If you send letters from kids, be sure to include an ADULT's address to send a letter in care of, so children's information isn't compromised!)
In a note requesting cards:
I work within the Battalion S1 Shop and we have soldiers in here all the time. While they are waiting for either Mail Convey to come in, update paperwork or get a new ID Card, I always have them asking me if I have a pen and paper so they can write home or send a thank you to someone while waiting. We also receive numerous care packages from family members, friends and care packages from strangers around the US.
I have a friend who received cards from you on previous deployments and said that it was amazing to see the creativity and love that goes into the cards. We want to thank you in advance for this wonderful gift!
I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the beautiful cards that you sent us. Our troops were blessed by your thoughtfulness. I also wanted to inform you that our unit have been designated for early re-deployment to the states. To God be the glory. I would like to pass on the name of another chaplain in the event you are inspired to send further support. His name is Chaplain D. [contact info deleted].
Again, thank you for your support and may the Lord our God bless you richly.
CH(LTC) T. A. L.
From a wife who requested cards for her Marine husband in Afghanistan:My husband received his package of cards! Thank you so much! I know that it will help the morale for his Unit. Unfortunately, they have suffered some loses, but I'm sure that your cards will help other Marines communicate to their spouses and families to let them know they are doing well. Your support means a lot to me—as a mere spouse—I can only imagine what it means to the Marines that are over there.
A J. H
From an Army chaplain in Iraq who requested a replacement box since he gave his up to another Chaplain:We received your cards today. I couldn't ask for any quicker response on this! Thanks for your faithful dedicated service in getting cards to Soldiers.
From a deployed wife, links to pictures/stories about her deployed husband's unit:Here are the latest links to pictures that were posted on the Washington Post of our guys.