Blog: Hearing Back From Homefront Hugs

March 24, 2011
By Rita Boland
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AFCEA staff frequently participate in community and troop support activities, and in one such event AFCEA provided cards, postage, small gift and prepaid postcards--and a pizza lunch, during which AFCEA staff members hand wrote more than 100 "Get Well Soon" and "Thank You" cards to wounded warriors and the medical personnel who care for them. The prepaid postcard was self addressed to AFCEA so that the warfighters, nurses or doctors could write back if they wanted to.

This activity was done through a group called "Homefront Hugs," who decided which medical facility needed those cards the most and sent them along. This week, we got a handful of responses we'd like to share with you:

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Love seeing news like this as our troops really do appreciate the thanks and support even if they cannot always tell us. Homefront Hugs was started by me after 9/11 and we are now in our 10th year.

What makes Homefront Hugs awesome are the volunteers who come from all walks of life just like our warriors. Operation Healing Angel is our specific mission for our docs,nurses and wounded heroes. We need cards anytime and preaddressed postcards is a super way to make sure you hear back !

Freedom Endures. We must never forget the sacrifices. Join us on Facebook and Twitter anytime!

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