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Comfort for a Grieving Mother



On September 18, 2016, Penny found out her Navy son was gone .  She was then told she needed to go to the airport and accept his remains as he had committed suicide on the USS Nimitz . As a volunteer at Homefront Hugs, she had always shared the resource numbers and help available knowing there are 24+ military veterans taking their lives every single day . She just never thought it would happen to her family and especially not her Ben. This December, Penny found out her son Ben had reached out to one fellow sailor who went shopping instead that day . No one else knew.
















Latest Update and Request as NOT ONE NOTE has arrived ! 

September 14, 2017 

We are collecting cards, drawings and letters  for Penny this September as it is the one year anniversary of her loss  –  they meant so much to her last time . She is in deep pain as any mother would be – a veteran herself .

Please postmark send by Sept 18th  :

Homefront Hugs for Penny

1881 West Liberty Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48103 







💙March 11, 2017 

Penny reached out in thanks for all the amazing heartfeltcards and letters everyone sent . There were so many sheand her husband open a few daily as she says it is very hardstill to accept her Ben is gone forever. Please help convince our president and politicians we need to tackle the daily 22-24 military suicides with money and solutionsmore than any $12 BILLION dollar wall . Even 1 billion dollarscould help our veterans and active duty troops like Ben …and ourpage below has many solutions /ideas based on research and 15 years of this national crisis .

This past holiday season mission :

Thank you for  reaching out with positive messages of support to Penny who is a veteran herself . Let her know she is not alone and this country cares . Thank you so much . She may not read them now but knowing Penny – she will when she is able to find the strength .

Please send Homefront Hugs words of  support and thanks for her sacrifices & those of her son Ben :

Homefront Hugs for Penny
1881 West Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

( update 12/27/16 : 12 letters have come in and we hope to increase this by  1000% ! Please don’t worry if your paper or card is fancy or not , just write from your heart and maybe even include a photo of your family or town …postcards are fine too – let’s lift her spirits for 2017 

February update – February 10, 2017 – we received more than 100 beautiful cards of comfort for Penny who has good and bad days as one would imagine . Thank you so much . )


Penny has been a rock despite her own grief at her son’s suicide on the USS Nimitz in September . She is a veteran herself . She has adopted troops, sent help when needed to ship care, written letter and cards with her husband and his special needs students . She has been stronger than one can imagine – and represents the 130,000 families affected by our military suicide crisis of losing 24 heroes a day . The last time we asked for letters , cards and even drawings of hope from teens – not 1 came . Please – we are trying one more time for the holidays and New Year – deadline is January 5, 2016.



Please email with any questions

So far we have received only three :



To read more about our clinical ideas of solutions for suicide crisis :

A Nation in Denial – Our Military Suicide Crisis