VOLUNTEER / ADOPT
November 29, 2012 UPDATE/ BREAKING NEWS:
We have HUNDREDS of heroes waiting to be individually adopted as they just deployed and we just got lists from commanders of names needing support !
Please consider adopting a soldier for a 6 month minimum and having an amazing experience and building that KARMA !! And if you can’t , help us reach the media so we can get this urgent need shared with all of the USA. PLEASE.
They sacrifice so much…let’s make sure NO HERO IS FORGOTTEN.
Adopting a hero is one of the most rewarding experiences, and our volunteers always come back for more !
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 us in an email and send it to adoptions@HomefrontHugs.org or send it to the address on the bottom of the form. You could be writing and sending some cheer in no time ! Please thank our troops with us!
Our troops make us so proud every day...at Homefront Hugs USA
At Homefront Hugs, there are so many ways for everyone 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 who realize supporting those who serve and have served without conditions and politics is essential.
Operation Healing Angel Nurses
WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
- 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.
- Adopt a Hero, A Sick or Wounded Veteran, a Military Family- Homefront Hero Hugs.
- Write a Letter/Send small items to Our Wounded Troops & Medical Staff Heroes
- -Operation Healing Angel.
- Write Cards and/or fill stockings for our Homefront Holiday Hugs for the children of Deployed Heroes and send them here to headquarters.
- Start a Homefront Hugs Kids or Teen Volunteer Club at your school or in your community – Homefront Hugs for Kids. Just ask for info.
- Sign up for news with our Quarterly Newsletter. Stay informed and share our news with others who may have more time to help.
- Sign up to be a general volunteer and help in an area of your expertise from home. We always need volunteers to help raise funds, make forms, recruit volunteers and ask for needed donations of requested supplies.
- Volunteer to RT (repeat our tweets) on Twitter and follow us @HomefrontHugs and be sure to add that you are a “ @HomefrontHugs volunteer for our troops,vets and families” on your profile….
- Join us on Facebook to just learn more of what we do. Go to the FB Homefront Hugs USA page or the Homefront Hugs Kids Club page or sign into both and see the photos of our missions, read and meet other volunteers. Help us gain more followers which means more needs can be met and heroes can be reached who may need our support !
WAYS TO HELP AND SOME UPDATES ON ADOPTION:
There are many ways to help at Homefront Hugs, the main one being a volunteer from home and representing us wherever you live. This would mean just sharing our missions with others as they come up, and helping out as you feel you can in your busy life. Our troops and families need us more than ever now. We are so grateful that you came to visit even just for information.
We are all volunteers for the past 11 years and we have the most wonderful dedicated stewards /Americans who have adopted, supported and have helped make sure no hero is forgotten. We leave the politics at the door and welcome anyone who wants to help no matter their age,ability,branch of service, year of service,religion or way of life.
We are an award winning volunteer organization because of our volunteers and we would love to have you join our Homefront Hugs family. Please also feel free to share this page with anyone who might want to join us as a volunteer from home, and thank our troops in different ways throughout the year when your life allows and how your life allows.
The Barbee family even got to meet their adopted soldier when he came home !
HOMEFRONT HERO HUGS: our greatest need presently
A Selfridge Air Force family before Daddy deployed
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.
At Homefront Hugs, getting children and our seniors involved is a vital goal supporting our inclusion and diversity philosophy. We reach out to the disabled,foster children and teens, children and adults of all religions, and do not turn anyone away who wants to give back and thank our heroes for their sacrifices. We cannot promise you a local family or one within your state but we can try.
To adopt a hero, is so much easier and fulfilling than you might think !
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.
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 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.
Teachers only have to send one package a month as we know how busy you are and love having our students involved ! Our kids page is a great resource too.
If you 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 !
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.
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.
If you want your assignment quicker,you can send us all the answers in an email
from the form questions, but remember to adopt we need correct addresses, no
PO Boxes please, phone number,and agreement to complete confidentiality and
a 6 month commitment minimum..
And please if you want volunteer cards, just send me an SASE and tell me how many are volunteering, how many you need, we love to have you be a card carrying Homefront Hugs volunteer !
Our address is:
1850 Brookfield Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
What is an SASE?
A self-addressed stamped envelope to help us with costs and we always need stamps
is you have any extras !
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 teens in giving back and
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. One 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.
Collecting Blankets for our Wounded Heroes
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 me 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 I stay in touch with the troops, families and you to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Please also know teens can receive volunteer credit and letters of reference for schools or college when needed.
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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