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Goal for 2016:
All that HOME can send.

Houston, Texas
Oct 28, 2016

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Baghdad, Iraq
Oct 28, 2016

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Mailing Address:

Help Our Military Endure
P.O.Box 57636
Webster, Tx 77598-7636

Physical Address:

17629 El Camino Real
Suite 100
Houston, Tx 77058

Mission Statement

HOME – Help Our Military Endure is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized for charitable purposes to send care packages to active 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 along with businesses throughout the United States of America.

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Letter from a Soldier

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Dear Ms Knotts,

On behalf of the men and women of the 407 Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Ali Base in Iraq, I wanted to thank you for the kind and generous gifts you sent for the holiday season. We received a package that as best I can tell had items donated from all over. I apologize for not singling out anyone in particular who contributed to the package, my folks went through it pretty quick, especially the single folks that are not getting a lot of other packages. Let me say thanks again, so you know how much your gifts are very much appreciated. I obviously found your business card and decided to send an email and attach a photo for you to share with everyone involved.

A quick snapshot of us. We are a 65 person squadron tasked with providing all the communication needs to about 500 AF personnel here at Ali Base, Iraq. We just rotated in and are beginning a 6 month tour. The majority of personnel are from Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, but we do have a few from a mixture of other locations, as well, to include my duty station in Germany. Much to our excitement we received your gifts just a couple days before Christmas and they were gone before I knew it. The goodies and treats are appreciated, but even more than those, simply knowing that folks back home are thinking about us means more than you can imagine. Getting cards and letters from back home is a real morale booster, especially during the holiday season. For a lot of my folks, this is their first deployment, and first time away from family and loved ones during the holiday season. I've attached a photo of us gathering in our common area where I place the care packages for the folks to sort through.

I am the First Sergeant for this small group of folks and this is my second deployment. My job is simple.....people. I'm charged with ensuring that the health, morale and welfare of those under my supervision are taken care of. My job is pretty easy when we get packages like that from "home".

Once again thank you very much for the kindness shared.

Proud to Serve,


First Sgt, 407 ECS

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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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