Can you imagine being thousands of miles from home, in a strange land where conflict is all around you? Can you imagine eating whatever is served in the mess hall, or worse, a prepacked meal ready to eat (MRE). Can you imagine being in a place that doesn’t have a 7-11 or Walgreens on every corner for you to run out and get a candy bar or a magazine?
Many of the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces have experienced these discomforts, on deployments, throughout the years. Deployments can last anywhere from 6 – 18 months, causing the deployed to feel isolated and forgotten.
Care packages from the home front have benefits that stretch beyond simple pleasures, like a candy bar. Here is what a few former military members have to say about receiving care packages while deployed:
We, at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center (YRSC), will not forget our troops who leave their families, and daily lives, to serve overseas – sometimes in harm’s way. They need to know that we, at home, think about them and care enough about them to send them “love” from the home front.
How can you help? Keith always says “we need 3 things to make this mission work: items to send, money to send them, and someone to send them to”
Our troops depend on each one of us to support them while they serve in harm’s way, defending the freedoms and way of life of this great nation.
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