YOU CAN HELP US SEND OUR CARE PACKAGES TO OUR WOUNDED AND DEPLOYED HEROES …now in our New Year 2014 . Our missions continue and are to give hope and lift the morale of our troops serving all over the world and their families. We hope you will join us now in this New Year 2014 as these are the winter months most forget or are just too busy.
Morale is critical.
We are raising funds now to send care packages for March as our
troops wait who have not been adopted yet or can’t be adopted out
due to secure missions , as well as our wounded . If you can help us
even with a small gift , that would be very helpful and so appreciated
as we all are volunteers . 1oo% of your donation goes to mail each
flat rate USPS package ( 150 at $14,95 each). We mail those we can
as funds come in . So far we have mailed 21.
Click right here to make a one time donation safely and securely:
We also encourage you to consider taking the PLEDGE TO NEVER FORGET below
by helping us with a monthly donation of even $5 so our missions can continue.
Take the Pledge to Never Forget our Heroes with us today...and help us make sure no hero is forgotten
Thank our heroes and remind them they are not just remembered once or on holidays, but every day. We are still at war and have lost too many heroes already this 2014 in both training accidents and the war . Our troops who are deployed and wounded need our support emotionally and for physical needs.
100 percent of your monthly help will go directly to our care and postage of our men and women in uniform. Your monthly message to the troops will be included from you in every care package we send to our wounded and deployed so they know who helped them received their support in thanks for their service…and we can add your email if you wish…as well as your message.
PLEDGE to NEVER FORGET :
To all serving, healing and who have served…you are never forgotten We hope we are able to make a small difference in your lives as you serve…
For us at Homefront Hugs USA, it’s Veterans Day EVERY day here for the past 13 years since 9-11 but we leave all politics at the door.
Our Troops Depend on Our Missions every day of the year …any help is appreciated and you do not need a Paypal account to help . Help us make sure no hero is forgotten. Please know we are just a volunteer organization, and 100% of your help goes directly to filling and postage of the care packages. Use any of the Links above to donate or if you have a Paypal account you can send funds to HomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com
We also have a mailing address to send a gift to help:
Homefront Hugs USA
1850 Brookfield Drive
Ann Arbor , MI 48103
Thanks to to all of you who helped make the holiday season a success for our military children in need and families in our annual Homefront Holiday Hugs event with the University of Michigan !
This was the first family we ever adopted while USMC Daddy was away at war to the right –>
Thank you from our troops and veterans who may never be able to thank you themselves, but we thank you for them.
We have 81 heroes waiting to be individually adopted as they just deployed and we just received NEW lists from commanders of names of depressed troops needing support .
We have heroes from all branches and the need is great. Please consider adopting a soldier for a 6 month minimum and having an amazing experience building that good karma:) We ask that you not request a specific branch as they are ALL heroes and we prioritize based on need.
And if you can’t,help us reach others through social media and your community and friends so we can get this need shared with all of the USA .
They sacrifice so much…help us make sure No Hero is ForgottenTM.
Adopting a hero is one of the most rewarding experiences, and our volunteers always come back for more ! We hope you have seen our testimonials above as its own tab.
To adopt a soldier, please fill out this form below FIRST, then take a photo or scan it into an email, or send the answers to the questions to us in an email and send it to Adoptions@HomefrontHugs.org
or send your application to the address on the bottom of the form. You could be writing and sending some cheer in no time ! We think adopting a hero should be on everyone’s Bucket List !
FYI…it only takes a week to receive your assignment depending on how busy we are and the needs of the soldiers applying for support.
We also need time to verify your information and assign based on the best match and in order of priority in terms of who applied first. Yes, you may adopt if you are not an American citizen, but a little more info is required and a copy of a photo id that shows your name and address. We also get special permission from the hero you are to be assigned. Thank you for wanting to make such a difference.
Our troops make us so proud every day...at Homefront Hugs USA
At Homefront Hugs, there are so many ways for everyone to help regardless of age, ability, language or religion to help from HOME, your dorm room or even your place of business….
Just take a look and join an incredible group of volunteers from all over the USA and world who realize supporting those who serve and have served without conditions,without prejudice and without politics is essential.
Operation Healing Angel Nurses
SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS:
(and that includes children too)
Email us at info@HomefrontHugs.orgfor general info and we will send you lots of info to include our brochures and different missions to choose to help. You can also help us by downloading the information on our Info/Forms page where we have all our applications and brochures.
Adopt a Hero or a Military Family in need of a smile and a morale boost Homefront Hero Hugs. (details below)
Write a Letter/Send small items to Our Wounded Troops & Medical Staff Heroes Operation Healing Angel sent here to headquarters or you can be assigned ot one of our VA hospitals if you have a group. Click on the tab above and you can download our flyer on the Operation Healing Angel page.
SEND us sorely needed USED (any condition) iPhones, iPads, and iPods and other smartphones for our wounded warriors and families…You could even help us collect these in your community and then send them cheaply to us in a flat rate USPS box. Chargers are not needed…and screens can even be cracked…2 have come in so far at all. This is a great volunteer project too for a teenager. ONLY 2 phones ..in 6 months ! As you upgrade or switch phones this holiday season..please think of our wounded and send your old electronics to us.
Homefront Phone Hugs
Homefront Hugs USA
1850 Brookfield Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Sign up to be a general volunteer and help in an area of your expertise from home. We always need volunteers to help make PDF flyers and forms, help update our website when needed, recruit volunteers and ask for needed donations of requested supplies- any or all of these areas. We also are looking for some IT experts anyone who knows how to make an app we could use for smartphones to serve our troops better. PASS the word and email us HomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com
Volunteer to RT (repeat our tweets) on Twitter and follow us @HomefrontHugs and be sure to add that you are a #HomefrontHugs volunteer on your profile….many of you have and we thank you !!
Please help us with office supplies :
color copies of our brochures (100 min of each)
100 large manila and 100 large white envelopes
200 small manila envelopes
white copy paper ( any amount)
clear packing tape for our care packages
books or rolls of stamps
posterboard ( small and large white, blue, lime green, orange, pink and red)
markers permanent and poster board markers
paper clips, staplers,staples
Gift Cards to Office Max, Amazon.com. Office Depot, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens or Target gratefully accepted
The Barbee family even got to meet their adopted soldier when he came home !
A Selfridge Air Force family before Daddy deployed
HOMEFRONT HERO HUGS
To adopt a military family dealing with either a wounded hero home or deployed Mom or Dad, there is an application which explains what is expected, with at least a 6 month commitment and complete confidentiality is required at all times . Just one morale lifting care package per month is required to include any children who may be in the family. This is a wonderful gift to our serviceman or woman so that they can focus on healing or their mission in the war. Many of these heroes have submitted their families themselves and their words will remind you why it is such an honor to thank them for their sacrifices. Adopting a family can be a super family project with everyone getting involved, feeling needed, and learning to give back at even the youngest of ages.
We have 3 families now who have been waiting much too long for support !
At Homefront Hugs, getting children and our seniors involved is a vital goal supporting
our inclusion and diversity philosophy. We reach out to disabled and foster children and
teens, children and adults of all religions, sexual orientation, and do not turn anyone away
who wants to give back and thank our heroes for their sacrifices. After all, our veterans and
families include all walks to life and types of families too – all heroes .
We cannot promise you a local family or one within your state but they are all heroes
and we will try.
To adopt a hero, is so easy and rewarding too…!
This mission also requires at least a 6 month commitment and the utmost confidentiality as we are at war. Our heroes fill out applications and tell us a little about themselves if we are lucky, and we have many ideas as well to help you fill those care packages. You will smile when you read some of their answers as you get your very own hero anxiously hoping he or she might be adopted.
Two care packages are required a month of any size, even a large envelope with a magazine.some gum and a letter qualifies. The letter is the most important part, sending what feels like a hug from home.
You can also have others donate to your packages and help you with postage which is not much as it is US postage and you should use FLAT RATE boxes which allow you to mail anything up to 70 lbs as long as it fits in one of their boxes THEY provide.
Cost? It costs anywhere from $10-$50 a month to adopt depending what you pack of course.
The address can NEVER be shared due to OPSEC which is a word we will teach you, or posted with anyone outside your immediate family unless they are signed up top. If you are a group,place of worship or business, please make one or two people in charge and responsible for security of the address and info. In fact, if you ever see names or addresses posted with any organization on social media or anywhere, this is a serious violation of security and privacy. Your information is never shared either.
Teachers only have to send 1 package a month as we know how busy you are and love having our students involved ! Our kids page is a great resource too. We highly suggest adopting a military family as they will have more time to respond and give feedback to your students ! Our teachers take a soldier and his or her family sometimes as they only have to send 1 care package to each and it can be mainly letters or drawings .
If you are a single volunteer and can only afford one packages, let me know and we will have you share your soldier with another volunteer.
Parents or Loved Ones of deployed heroes: We can adopt your loved one too , just ask especially if for whatever private reason you cannot send much support. Just email HomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com
Anyone can adopt a hero who agrees to our rules and expectations to maintain quality of care and consistency of support to our deployed or wounded veterans. We welcome diversity and reach out to all Americans to join us, leaving politics aside just as our veterans come form all walks of life.
If you want your assignment quicker, you can send us all the answers in an email but remember to adopt we need full addresses, no PO Boxes please, phone number,and agreement to complete confidentiality/OPSEC and a 6 month commitment minimum. And please add why you wish to adopt. Then send your answers to Adoptions@HomefrontHugs.org
First Homefront Hugs Volunteer Club in the Midwest
Other projects include our Homefront Hugs Kids and Teens Volunteer Clubs which we hope our volunteers will start in their communities eventually especially if they want to involve children and teen, and even college students in giving back.
Operation Healing Angel, where one can adopt a hospital to send cards to at least 4 times a year, and included the medical staff who are heroes too. You can also send cards here to us anytime of year for us to send to medical units overseas in the war zone or troops deployed, and to hospitals here which need the most support or in your own communities where veterans are healing. More info on our Operation Healing Angel tab above.
Collecting Blankets for our Wounded Heroes - this was our teen volunteer Jack Begley who was always there for the heavy lifting in Florida
We want to thank Americorps of Florida which helped Operation Healing Angel within their state and beyond all year long in memory of 9-11. This is a super project for children and any group wishing to thank our wounded in areas where support is low.
Once you decide what you want to do, please fill out the application you wish to, send us the answers by email or by regular mail, and please remember that I will need 1-2 paragraphs as to why you wish to adopt a hero or a family.
We take pride in our program and our volunteers and want to makes sure everyone is helping for good reasons.
This is NOT a dating service and we stay in touch with the troops, families and you to make sure everything is going smoothly.
REMEMBER teens can receive volunteer credit and letters of reference for schools or college just by helping with any of the above or ideas on our Kids/Teen Page. Got more questions or need the volunteer hours sheet? Email usHomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com
Please go look at our projects and endless photos on Facebook…and join us there with so many other volunteers and supporters to share ideas…we have 2 pages which we hope you share with everyone:
Homefront Hugs USAwith updates and interesting info on our veterans,troops and care !
Homefront Hugs Kids and Teen Clubs a fun place for teens to stay updated with parental permission as well as teachers and anyone running clubs across the country to place updates and share projects !
CARE PACKAGES NEED TO SHIP, TAKE THE PLEDGE TO NEVER FORGET AND DON"T FORGET TO ADD YOUR OWN MESSAGE WHICH WE WILL INCLUDE IN EVERY SINGLE CARE PACKAGE TO TROOPS IN NEED, JUST CLICK ON THE PLEDGE OR CARE PACKAGES PAGE ABOVE. OUR TROOPS THANK YOU.