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Beyond words

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Airman, Note from Qatar | 0 comments

Thank you again for the cards. I have been able to share them with another unit here and they have been a BIG HIT with the other unit too. The generosity and devotion of everyone involved is appreciated. Beyond anything my words can express!

God bless you, your family, and loved ones.

-E.T., USAF Qatar


Cards with character

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 0 comments

I wanted to thank you for the amazing cards that you sent us. I think I have sent out at least 10 cards to different family members and friends. I really appreciate the effort. The cards are beautiful and so neat. It was nice to have some cards with character!

Thanks again,

SrA K.R., Afghanistan


My sons love when they hear from me

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Sailor | 1 comment

Thank you so much for the picture, card, and box of cards! I love reading the Hero letters you included as well.

I’ve been away from my family since 2013. My husband tells me my sons love when they hear from me.

I am very grateful for what you and your volunteers are doing. The cards are all so beautiful! I’m big into crafts, so I can appreciate the work.

Ciara is beautiful! 14 years onld and looking as pretty as she can be.

Thank you again!

-LT A.B., Navy, Afghanistan


A little late holiday wishes!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Hero Blog, Hero Photos | 8 comments

As we’ve shared before, mail can take quite a while to make its way back home (thus our deadlines!)…this one might be a record! Just received a CD with Christmas pictures at the end of March… Enjoy! -Sandy


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Gave me goosebumps

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Airman | 0 comments

After receiving our letter wishing her a safe trip home….

Sandy, your last letter to me gave me goosebumps – I am going HOME and am so excited to see my husband and two daughters!

Thank you for much for supporting me and my troops. I am going to see if I can volunteer for OWH myself!

TSgt A.M, USAF Afghanistan


Our first box of beautiful cards

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Korea | 2 comments

Thank you so much for our first box of beautiful cards!! I will put the word out to the unit so they will have yet another excuse to come visit their Red Cross!

Your dog is so cute!! The photo will be on display next to the Operation Write Home flyer, next to the cards. :)

I really appreciate your support!

S.H., Red Cross Station Manager, Korea



Reactions from our family and friends

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 0 comments

So great to hear from you, and thank you so much for the Valentines Day card box! The soldiers loved the cards and have used them all!

The greatest reactions from our family and friends in the US when they receive our cards are the BEST! They love them too! Thank you again for your wonderful generosity. Please pass on to everyone how much we appreciate these thoughtful cards. We’re down to 5-1/2 months to go and are over the Halfway Hump! Couldnt be more excited!

Thank you again for everything, Sandy, it’s always great hearing from you. I wish you all of life’s bountiful blessings in 2014!

M. M., Afghanistan


Our time of need

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Airman | 3 comments

Hello from Afghanistan!

Thank you for the terrific greeting cards. It is very reassuring we are able to graciously write home to our loved ones. Without you and your volunteers, we wouldn’t have these terrific cards to write home with. Thank you for supporting us in our time of need. We are so blessed for your support! Thank you for guving us upe, for giving us the strenth and courage to do what needs to be done.

Thank you again for supporting us. We truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into making these cards. We are grateful for your continued support.

Msgt R.M., USAF, Afghanistan


You have not only blessed me

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Airman | 3 comments

I’d like to let you know how much I appreciate you and your organization. You have not only blessed me but the people I shared the cards with and the people we get to send beautiful cards to. Thank you for caring enough to do what you do.

God bless you,
Msgt I. F-C., Afghanistan


Hand-written birthday card thanks to you

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 1 comment

Thank you so much for all the cards you have sent! We at the Chapel have shared these cards with troops all over! I was able to send my mom-in-law and daughter a hand-written birthday card thanks to you.

Thank you so much for all you are doing for all of us deployed troops who are away from family and friends.

Bless you and take care!

-Chaplain’s Assistant, Afghanistan