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
Operation Healing Angel Nurses
SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP OUR TROOPS AND
(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. 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 :
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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
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.
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. Here is our new brochure for 2014:
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
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.
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 !
132 troops await adoption now and we hope you will consider either adopting your own hero or donating to help our care packages ship to troops in need. Also don't forget to visit our new store under "SHOP".
100% of your gift goes to our wounded and deployed troops' care and postage . Thank you in advance for your help so that our missions can continue especially in preventing PTSD and isolation.
Thank you and have a wonderful Summer.