Originally Posted by Barney Stinson
That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.
everyone involved in this knows its not about some jerky and cashews. When you are in a war zone and you get a package from your fellow Americans that raised the money themselves to make your life over there just a little brighter for a brief moment.....that shit is real. I know that they have to think.........."Someone back home, a stranger but fellow citizen cares about what I'm doing, appreciates my sacrifice".
To put that thought in a soldiers head in a war zone, half way around the world, thats worth the effort. And for that reason alone this project shouldn't die until all the troops are out of the war zone.