Sunday, February 28, 2010

We could not do this without the love and support

Thank-you for all the support that you all are giving us back there as we fight the Global War on Terrisom, we could not do this without the love and support from our love ones as well as friends and the American people, I'm currently in Afghanistan and this my 3rd trip, I have also been to Iraq with also 3 trips, but if it keeps our country free then I will continue to do it as long as I can, once again thank
you for all the support!

1SG M.B.

Sending mail is just as fun as receiving it...

I got the box of cards today. Thank you very much. The Airmen, Soldiers, Seamen and Marines I work with are going to love these cards to write home with. I send my friends that are deployed cards just about every day. Sending mail is just as fun as receiving it.
Please thank all the people that are helping with these cards and other things you guys do for those of us away from home. Also thank them for all the prayers for us and our families. It really means a lot to me that there are people that support what we are doing.

Mahalo nui loa, (Thank you very much)
M.A., USAF, Iraq

Friday, February 26, 2010

They are each a work of art

I just wanted to say thanks for providing such beautiful cards for us to send home.  I almost want to keep them for myself!  They are each a work of art and make writing home a little easier.  God bless you for all your work, time, sacrifice and dedication to those of us who are just doing what we signed up to do.  I would very much like to support your organization by purchasing cards when I get back home.  Do you do that?  I would buy a box of greeting cards so that I could continue to send lovely cards to friends and family.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

MAJ J.F.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Found a new hobby for when I return home

I can't thank you enough for all of the cards that you have sent. Everyone here really loves them, and I myself think I have found a new hobby for when I return home. :)  <---yes, she put a smileyface there!
They are truly great and very much appreciated by all. I can't tell you how many of them I have personally sent to friends and family while deployed here in Afghanistan. There certainly are some very talented people working with Operation Write Home!!! Thanks again and feel free to keep the cards coming.

Love always,
J.L.

People are really creative!

Thank you again for another box of beautiful cards, they're looking better and better. People are really creative! I placed it in the Post Office lobby for customers to take. 

I'm leaving here in 3 weeks. My replacement is CPT T.S. If you don't mind, can you start sending cards in his name? Six months flew by pretty fast.

To me, people make all the difference. Thank you for your team's generosity.Take care, and feel free to write to me anytime!

CPT S.T

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loved the cards that people wrote in!

I got the box of letters and just wanted to say Thank you. The cards all look soo wonderful, as soon as I got them and opened them up at work everyone tried to flock to the box and touch and grab them all! The hard work by you guys is greatly appreciated. I will be returning home in Late July of this year.

Again thank you!!!
Also loved the cards that people wrote in!* wonderful touch!!

SSgt D. H.

*AnyHero letters

Monday, February 22, 2010

You think of everything!

Once again, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for the great selection of greeting cards that we received today - even St. Patrick's Day, you think of everything!

Please pass along our gratitude to your wonderful volunteers.

With warmest regards,
 A.S, USO Duty Manager

A much bigger difference than some might realize

Good morning!!

My boyfriend is a MAJ in the AF, serving as a nurse at Camp [X] in Afghanistan, and I am sending him my very first batch of cards this week.  It's only about 35 cards, but his team is small, so it'll get them started, at least.  I'll keep making them and sending them--it's tremendous fun for me!

I learned of your organization when I started receiving Valentines Day cards from Bill with your logo on them.  He was able to pick up Valentines Day cards at another base while he was traveling further down range, so I've been the beneficiary of several BEAUTIFUL cards!  They have meant so much to me that I wanted to help others back home have the same experience.  So all my scrapbooking supplies are getting put to great use once again.

Thanks for doing everything you're doing!!  It makes a much bigger difference than some might realize to get a hand written card from your loved one 8,000 miles away.
A.B.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank You

Emailed to card maker Amy in Harrisburg, NC:

I just used one of your beatuiful hand-made cards. Thank you so much for participating in Operation Write Home.
Sincerely,
M.B.
USAF Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cards for Anna Sarabeth! (kleenex alert!)

Sandy, I just received another box of wonderful cards from you. Thank you so much. I'll get these distributed so all of the folks here can send some sunshine home! I attached a picture of my daughter (born 31 Dec 2009, I haven't held her yet), because being a proud daddy of 5 I just wanted to show you a bit of what your cards have meant to my wife and I since I've been here. The hat box she is laying in is where my wife keeps all the cards I send and the cards around the front are just a few of the awesome cards I've been able to send thanks to OWH. Keep up the good work and please be sure to pass my personal thanks to all the many people that volunteer their time and efforts for all of us! All of
you make a difference.

Thanks Again,
J.A.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The blessing is doubled

We recently received a thank you card from one of the soldiers we support who is currently serving in Afghanistan.  I was touched by such a beautiful handmade card.  On the back of the card is stamped the name of your organization as well as "Sheryl P. 2009"

I want to take a minute to thank you (and Sheryl) for this wonderful gift you give to our military folks who are deployed in harm's way.  The blessing is doubled as the cards are given by them to others. Thank you for what you do for them and for those of us who are fortunate enough to know them.

God bless you,
Karolle B
Hands and Hearts
Valencia, CA

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We have people just stand and look at them

We received your box of cards and they are great. Everyone loved them.We have people just stand and look at them. It must have took a lot of time and effort to make that many cards. I can't even start to tell how much I and everyone else appreciates this.Will you tell everyone thank you from the bottom of our heart. lol

Sincerely  SSG B.D.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

All I can say is WOW

Dixie,
This is Todd O. (Mary's cousin). I received the box of cards and all I can say is WOW. My expectations were so exceeded! Please tell everyone thank you for me. This is a great thing your group is doing, and it boosts our morale knowing that there are people like you back home supporting us.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Very original, unique, and different

From a contact who just received his own box and got us 7 more contacts instantly!

I hope they enjoy them as much as I have.  They are very popular here. Thank you all very much.  What you all have done is very original, unique, and different.  I hope to be able to contribute, along with my family, once I return stateside.  I want to give back to you all since you've given me so much.

Sincerely,

SPC M.H.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Appreciate the thought and time put in

I also got the awesome greeting cards, the guys loved it. The only cards around here are "thank you". I really appreciate the thought and time put in.

PFC N. L.

So unique and well-made

Thanks for the latest set of cards. I've never seen so many creative Valentine's Day cards. The thing that keeps amazing me about the Operation Write Home cards is that they are so unique and well-made that the guys get excited about them, too! Hope you had a great holiday season!
SPC L.K.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Soldiers are very pleased with the cards you all send

Well Hello!!!

Thank you all for the last box sent a couple weeks ago.  We have enough for Valentine's day.  We received them in enough time to send them home before Feb 14th.  Thank you all so much for your support, the soldiers are very pleased with the cards you all send.

SSG J.M.

Speaking as someone who's received some of these cards

Wanted to take a minute to thank Operation Write Home for supplying my husband's unit in Afghanistan a box of cards. The guys love them, and speaking as someone who's received some of these cards, they help the distance!

Please let me know what I can do to help OWH. From helping sort to hosting a cardmaking event here on Fort Lewis. (I have tons of rubber stamps to share!)

Many thanks,
R.W.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What a ministry to America's Heroes abroad

Looking over your website and blogs this morning.  What a blessing that you take the time to recognize and encourage ALL the people who assist OWH whether through card making or financial donations!  What a ministry to America's Heroes abroad.  Thanks for all you and your team do.  

Cheers, 
CDR G.B.

*From a hero who is home and could finally look through our website. :)

Cannot express how much it means to us.. .and our families

Hello. I would just like to thank you for the box of cards.  The cards are really beautiful.  The selection of cards are very minimal here in Afghanistan so those were very thoughtful.  Cannot express how much it means to us.. .and our families as we are separated through holidays and  anniversaries.  We appreciate all that you do. 

We contemplated sending a thank  you card… but seeing as how your cards are nicer than any that we could find elsewhere… it didn’t seem appropriate to send you your own card.

Sorry if I appear to be rambling.  But I am extremely thankful.

M.L.F., SrA, USAF

I can’t begin to express my gratitude

Today I received another box of cards and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I find after the holidays there is a low in morale and being able to write home to let our loved ones know we are thinking about them helps.  I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your selfless service and please pass along my thoughts to all the wonderful members of your organization.
Maj G.W.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A hello from an Aussie!

Hello Ma'am

I am an Australian working in the International Zone in Baghdad and came across a box with your flyer in it. While I have not used your cards, I just wanted to say that around here, the things that you do mean a great deal to many of the United States uniformed and civilians in Iraq. I have seen it over my last few tours, and if they are not telling you, I sure am!

So thank you for taking the time to do what you do for them.

Kind regards
D.M.

**Responded to him that we have some Aussie cardmakers who would love to support him - but he's on his way home in a month. But how nice of him to email us....and to have noticed us through a few tours!