Dear Operation Write Home,
I recently saw an amazing greeting card on the community shelf in the day area of our barracks here in Kabul, Afghanistan. I write home to my wife and kids every day and have since my deployment began over six months ago. It has become one of the most important ways to stay connected, even more so than the emails and phone calls. Cards are personalized and tangible and persistent. They don't hang up, get "call dropped" or depend upon a weak internet signal. In fact, for the lack of cards in our particular area, I've been making my own. I draw on 3 x 5 cards and tape them together, then write my message in the inside and stuff in any envelope I can find. You can bet when I saw an OWH card up for grabs, I was on it! That is just an amazing card. Okay, it was a Valentine's Day card, and it is October, but I made it work and was elated to do so. On the back was a website where I got this email address.
How would I go about requesting some cards for our troops (and me) to use to write home to our loved ones. We have about 225 soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines in our unit that would love to have some for the upcoming holidays.
Thank you for all you and your organization do to support us while we are distant from our loved ones. These things you do are the things that really make a difference for our morale and keep us connected in a way modern means cannot. Thank you again.
"BH", Lt Col, USAF
***ETA: Yes, this unit is getting the next box that goes out, no worries!