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20152156 boxes
20141976 boxes
20131342 boxes
2012956 boxes
20111024 boxes
20101006 boxes
2009873 boxes
2008356 boxes
2007519 boxes

Goal for 2015:
All that HOME can send.

Houston, Texas
Oct 09, 2015

80° F, Mostly Cloudy

Baghdad, Iraq
Oct 09, 2015

86° F, Fair

Kabul, Afghanistan
Oct 09, 2015

77° F, Fair

Greetings from Camp Bucca Chapel. Click image to view larger.

Letter from Camp Bucca Chapel Chaplain

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Thanks for your continued support, it's much appreciated by all of us!
As far as any special needs/requests go, the below items seem to be "highly desired":

  • "Quick fix" microwaveable meals and "cup of pasta" meals (mac and cheese pouches, top ramen noodle, and any tv style dinners that don't require refrigeration)
  • Chapstick (Blue or black label)
  • Sunscreen (it's easy to get sunburn here with 24 hours of sunlight)
  • Tampons, Plastic Applicator (not cardboard)
  • Laundry Detergent Pods (they are the little pouches of detergent that melt when they come into contact with water)
  • Peanuts, cheese-it crackers, and other various somewhat healthy snacks (candy not preferred)
  • Canned spray cheese (for crackers)
  • Cologne and perfume (helps when we aren't able to shower for a few days)
  • Men's and women's deoderant
  • Any short sleeve or long sleeve t-shirts sizes M-XL
Thanks so much! Attached is a picture of some of us from my unit. The mountain in the background of the picture had the top of it shaved off by a glacier (Mt. Dundas). It is finally starting to warm up out here and the snow is slowly starting to melt away. we are so ready for warmer weather!


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Hand-written letters from soldiers. Click images to view larger.

Letter from Darrell Fales Letter from MAJ Dale Papka Letter from MAJ Dale Papka and Others

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Feb 17,
Due to recent activity the roads were black (no travel) but today they made a postal run and I got all your boxes. Question, is there anything that will go bad? I did want to get some pictures for you but I am leaving for a conference in Qatar in the morning. I was going to wait and open them when I got back on the 28th.

Holy crap, another truck just came in with more! Okay, just opened the box with the knife sharpeners...told you we were fine! Nothing quite as creepy as a room full of people sharpening knives.


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Dear H.O.M.E.,

I would personally like to thank you for all the care packages. As a proud Soldier serving in honor of Operation Enduring Freedom it warms my heart to know there are organizations that care so much. Your packages makes us feel appreciated and drives us to continue to fight for the men and women of our great country. I wish I could explain in words how much of a morale booster your packages are for me and the soldiers who serve along side of me. During the holiday seasons when so many Soldiers are alone and away from their families receiving a package with a letter from a young American showing their appreciation for our service is amazing. Sorry it took so long for me to send a message back I apologize, but with the demanding task, connectivity problems and fight against the taliban it sometimes is a challenge to find five minutes of personal time. I set aside this time to thank you and let you know your work is not going without being noticed. I have received countless packages from you and I have shared with over 300 soldiers. Of all the packages I think everyone loved the chips and cheese dip the most, I must say it has put smiles on many soldiers faces. When I get back to the states in the next several months I would love to donate to your organization. My Battalion Commander would also like to send a token of his appreciation on Behalf of the men and women of 2-5 INF Battalion. So please continue to help the Soldiers of 2-5, but also the other Soldiers spread out over the middle east. You have a great organization and it really means allot to us. So again I would like to say THANKS HOME.

P.S. will we be looking forward to more Chips and Dip

CPT J'Varis Jackson

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Mission Statement

HOME - Help Our Military Endure was organized for charitable purposes to send care packages to United States servicemen and women serving in far off countries. This effort is solely supported by monetary and non-monetary donations collected from the general public throughout the year.

Latest News

Schedule of Events

The schedule for HOME is getting busy and volunteers are needed to help and highly encouraged. Here is the latest HOME schedule. Please contact any of our board members for information.

Doug Burton832-385-7748   Karen Barnes281-467-2677
Poonam Chhipwadia 832-274-7793   Rick DeWitt713-898-6990
Janet DeWitt832-317-5884   Ronnie Duhon281-614-9016
Trudy Duhon281-614-9015   Jonathan Hughes 281-229-3443
  • July 4, 2015
    HOME will be at the 18th Annual RED, HOT & BLUE FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA at Town Green Park & Along the Waterway on July 4th from 6pm - 10pm featuring fireworks, live music, activities, and more.
    Visit http://visitthewoodlands.com/?page_id=3685 for more information.
  • July 11, 2015
    HOME Christmas in July packing party. We start at 12:00 at HOPE Church located at 770 Pineloch. (The corner of Highway three and Pineloch). Bring your donations early and help separate all goodies before the boxing begins at noon.
  • October 17-18, 2015
    Come out to Ellington for an amazing air show and support our military with your donation to HOME. Come visit the HOME booth and purchase your HOME shirt. All proceeds go to the cost of shipping the care packages.
  • November 11, 2015
    "Veterans Day" - HOME will be at University of Houston in Clear Lake to support our VETS. Wonderful ceremonies will take place and you can meet many great veterans. Don't forget to thank a vet - EVERYDAY!
  • December 5, 2015
    HOME Christmas packing party. We start at 12 noon at HOPE Church located at 770 Pineloch. (The corner of Highway three and Pineloch) Come ready to work and have fun. Bring your donations early and help separate all goodies before the boxing begins at noon.

Annual Christmas Packing Party - Saturday, December 6, 2014

Annual Christmas in July Packing Party - Saturday, July 12, 2014

How many ways can you say Americans are awesome? Let me count the ways. Right now it is 303 ways. 303 care packages were packed at the Christmas in July packing party on Saturday July 12th. The boxes are filled with generous donations from the public, friends, individual groups, Churches, Scouts, private companies, and local businesses. I could go on and on, but you know who you are. You know what you do for our men and women in uniform. I am humbled from the outpouring of support to our troops at each and every event HOME has.
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Boy Scout Troop 1513 Collection Drive - Saturday, June 21, 2014

Once again, our Boy Scouts from Troop 1513 came through with impressive numbers. On Saturday June 21, they raised $1,140 dollars in cash donations and filled 5-6 large plastic bins with donated items from their collection drive at Kroger's on El Dorado Blvd. The funds will help ship approximately 70 care packages to our men and women serving overseas, and the items will be packed up during the "Christmas in July" packing party coming up on Saturday July 12th.
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DHL and the Scouts Help Our Military Endure - Saturday, May 17, 2014

The HOME office sprang to life as DHL rolled up with two trucks. Boy Scout troop 1513 and Girl Scout troops 7660, 21261, 21282, and 19352 along with HOME, DHL, and other volunteers, helped load 12 pallets full of Girl Scout cookies onto the trucks. All told, over 1,000 cases, that's approximately 330,000 cookies, made their way to U.S. troops in Afghanistan courtesy of shipping services provided entirely free of charge by DHL. The generous lot of cookies were a gift from San Jacinto/Bay Area Girl Scouts council. A huge thanks goes out to all who made this happen.
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5th Annual HOME Golf Tournament - Saturday, April 26, 2014

The 5th Annual HOME Golf Tournament had perfect weather along with a perfect group of folks that came out to play and support our military.

It was great to see many 'ol friends that I worked with in the aerospace industry.

The 147th Reconnaissance Wing Team from Ellington was at the tournament in all their glory to defend their 1st place title for the third year in a row.

The jROTC from Pearland High School presented the colors in perfect unison followed by our pledge of allegiance.

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