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July 17, 2014  

 

HELP  US SEND OUR CARE PACKAGES TO OUR WOUNDED 

AND DEPLOYED HEROES …for Summer 2014 . Keep reading and see so many other ways to

help from the comforts of your home.

Please help our missions continue in their 13th year lifting morale of our troops

serving all over the world.  

We are raising funds now to send care packages for July as our troops wait who have

not been adopted yet or can’t be adopted out due to secure missions , as well as our

amazing wounded warriors healing in hospitals not frequented by media.

If you can help us even with a small gift , that would be so appreciated as we all are

volunteers . 

We mail those we can as funds come in . If you can help , please accept our gratitude as

so little help has come in . We will be sending you  a special small gift in thanks for your

help as well .

 

Click right here on this logo to make a one time donation safely and securely

whether you have a Paypal account or not or you can donate on the right : 

 

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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.

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To all serving, healing and who have  served…you are never

forgotten. To our military and families at Fort Hood, you are not forgotten

and in our hearts and prayers.

We hope we are able to make a small difference

in your lives as you serve…

For us at Homefront Hugs USA,  it is Veterans’ Day EVERY day

for the past 13 plus years since 9-11 with all politics left at the door.  

 
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                                                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

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Thanks to to all of you who helped make this past 2013 holiday season a success for our

military children in need and families  in our annual Homefront Holiday Hugs

event with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor !

 

 

Thank you from our troops and veterans who may never be

able to thank you themselves, but we thank you for them.  

 

 


















 

 

 

 

We have 132 heroes waiting to be individually adopted as they either just deployed

and we just received NEW lists from commanders of names of depressed andor 

stressed troops needing support  or sometimes troops who just have NO support at all,

perhaps either forgotten by someone back home or there just are no funds to send

anything. Two medical units just signed up so we welcome any medical professionals

or hospitals or offices who may wish to adopt one or two deployed medical heroes .

 

 

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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

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Our troops 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 webpage.

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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 ! We do it ourselves because we love the   honor and fun.

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Adopt a Hero Volunteer Application

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OPSEC Guidelines HomefrontHugs 

 

FYI…it only takes 1-2 weeks to receive your assignment at MOST 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 and from

an allied country , 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 in the life of a serviceman or  woman in war .

 

BUT if you have not heard from us after 1 week…please bug us at

 

Adoptions@HomefrontHugs.org.   

 

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.org for 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. We are collecting cards right now for Fort Hood victims and the hero medical staff.

 

  • Start a Homefront Hugs Kids or Teen Volunteer Club at your school 
  • or in your community – Homefront Hugs for Kids. Just ask for info :

                Homefront Hugs USA KIDS & TEEN CLUB BROCHURE 2014

  • 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 for a teenager. 
  • ONLY 5 phones ..in 6 months ! As you upgrade or switch phones this Summer
  • season..please think of our wounded and send your old electronics to us.

         Send to:          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 !!


  • Volunteer to share our Posts on Facebook 

 

  • Office supplies needed :
  • color copies of  our brochures (100 min of each) 
  • color copies of our Adoptions Flyer (1000 flyers needed but any amt accepted)
  • 500 large white envelopes 9 x 6 min
  • 500 smaller white envelopes 4 x8 or 6 x 8
  • white copy paper ( any amount total of 10 reams needed)
  • books or rolls of stamps 
  • posterboard  ( small and large white, blue, lime green, orange, pink and red)
  • poster board thick markers of all colors 
  • Gift Cards to Office Max, Amazon.com. Office Depot, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens or Target gratefully accepted

Any of these supplies can be sent to: 

Homefront Hugs USA  / 1850 Brookfield Drive /Ann Arbor,MI 48103                                                              

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Go to the FB Homefront Hugs USA page or the Homefront Hugs Kids Club page , see the photos

of our missions, read and meet other volunteers. Help us gain more followers  help us get more

LIKES

 
     The Barbee family even got to meet their adopted soldier when he came home !

   

   

A Selfridge Air Force family before Daddy deployed

                   

 

 

10 FAMILIES WAIT !!

HOMEFRONT HERO HUGS  NEEDS YOU 

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 1 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.

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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 come from all walks of life proudly just like all our heroes. We cannot promise you a local family or a vet within your state but they are all heroes and we will try to match you up locally.

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To adopt a hero, is so easy and rewarding too…!

This mission also requires at least a 6 month minimum 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.

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TIPS: 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.

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Cost? It costs anywhere from $5 – $50 a month to adopt depending what you pack of course. It can be just a magazine and note 2x per month . 

 

Confidentiality/ OPSEC:

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, and that is all who need to apply.

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.

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 TEACHERS !! IDEAS FOR FALL 2014 !

Teachers , clubs and students only have to send 1 package a month as we know how busy you are and love having our students involved !

Our Kids/Teen 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 .

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SINGLE ? STUDENT?

If you are a single volunteer and can only afford one package, let us know and we will have you share your soldier with another volunteer. We will find the other volunteer.

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Parents,Friends or Loved Ones of Deployed Heroes ?

***We can adopt your loved one too, just ask especially if for whatever private reason you cannot sendmuch support. Just email HomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com 

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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. We see the best of America at Homefront Hugs.

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All our forms and applications can be found under INFO AND FORMS on this site ! If you have trouble finding the forms, email us at info@HomefrontHugs.org for the forms.

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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

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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. Here is our new brochure for 2014:    

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New Homefront Hugs USA KIDS & TEEN CLUB BROCHURE 2014 

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Operation Healing Angel, is our special mission 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

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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 , send us the answers by email or by regular mail, and please remember that we will need 1 paragraph 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. 

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          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 us HomefrontHugsUSA@aol.com 

 

 

 

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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 USA with 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 !

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Operation Healing Angel Nurses

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