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To my fellow GALS,

As most of you already know, I am an active duty military member, and was almost deployed to Kuwait in October. When I returned from training I was put in charge of the deployed members of my command. I raise funds to send them packages, and keep in contact with them on a monthly basis so that they don't feel as if they have been forgotten.

I've had people mention to me that they'd like to help -which is awesome!! I don't want to collect donations, but if you'd like to help and send a package, or a card to one of my people I would definately love to pass out their names and addresses overseas!

There's just a few quick notes you need to know when packing a box of goodies. No porn or alcohol is number one -not that you would send either! ~LOL~ All items in the box must be declared on a customs form so that they don't open the care package and slow it down. The most sought after items are: good coffee, home-made treats like cookies and such, pictures drawn by children, and toiletries.

If you'd like to sponser someone, please add your name to this thread and I will PM you a soldier's name and address!

Thanks!!

~Bella

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Just a quick note,

When you send out packages, please let me know when and how many as I have to track this information. The higher ups like to know that we are taking care of our members. :wuv: Letters and cards don't need to be tracked as I email all of them monthly which is all that is required as a minimum.

Also, I will only give you the name of one person unless you specifically ask for more than one name.

:hearts:

~Bella

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I'd love to be a part of this . . . please add my name to your list. I am going to ask my daughter and granddaughters to join with me in this small way to show our appreciation. Thanks for doing this.

Barbara

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:wuv: Lulu and TJ already help me pack parcels here in the UK to send to our troops, they do seem to enjoy the anticipation, thinking of the person who will open their package....dread to think of the reaction to somethings they insist on including! The last inclusion was a drawing by TJ of 'Gerbils of the Carribean'....don't ask!

Good luck Bella with your venture.

hugs,

Anna x

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I did this with a charity organization and it was fun to send something even though it wasnt much like Anna

said the anticipation of getting something and being remembered must be nice for the soldiers :)

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Bella,

I would love to send a package-

If you PM me the info- I will get it out ASAP.

Thanks

Gin

Thanks so much ladies!! You have no idea how special it feels to receive support from people you don't even know! :wuv:

Gin & Beejay~ I'll PM you each a name on Monday, the addresses are at work. :)

Thank you so very much for your kindness!!

:hearts:

~Bella

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Bella, Can I trouble you with shipping information? Like cost, specific weight or limit on weight?

Because I sent them through a church org. last time and did not ship them myself

thanks :)

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I was just curious about the shipping and limits on the box weight or size thats all :)

you can go ahead and send me a name as well and I will figure the rest out

thanks...

Certainly sweetie!! Trouble away!!

There are two good box sizes that are available free at the post office. They say "America Supports You" and are flat rate boxes, so they can be as heavy as you make them without extra charge. [As long as the flaps close smoothly.]

The small shoe box style box is $8.95 flat rate and the bigger square shaped box is $10.95 flat rate. The best way to go! All you do is include the white customs form that is identified by PS form 2976-A.

I'll PM you a name right away!!

~Bella

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I just wanted to thank everyone who volunteered to send a package and support my deployed men and women!! :wuv:

I also want to thank Sapphyre for becoming a pen pal to one of the guys who really needed some extra support!! :wuv:

If anyone else wants to write or have their child/ren send artwork or some cookies, please PM me and I will connect you with a soldier that would very much appreciate that people back home care!!

:hearts:

~Bella

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It was fun to do :) and I got to see the soldier on the USS Stennis website!

Bella send me a name for a pen pal, I'd like to write a letter as well :)

Awesome!! Thank you so much!! :wuv:

I will PM you a name on Tuesday as I am headed out to California tomorrow, and all of the addresses are at work.

~Bella

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To my fellow GALS,

As most of you already know, I am an active duty military member, and was almost deployed to Kuwait in October. When I returned from training I was put in charge of the deployed members of my command. I raise funds to send them packages, and keep in contact with them on a monthly basis so that they don't feel as if they have been forgotten.

The most sought after items are: good coffee, home-made treats like cookies and such, pictures drawn by children, and toiletries.

If you'd like to sponser someone, please add your name to this thread and I will PM you a soldier's name and address!

Thanks!!

~Bella

Bellawolfe,

First of all, I salute you for doing this to our military soldiers. You touched my heart and since I live in Hawaii, I would love to sponsor and be in contact/penpal with any of who I can dearly help. We have excellent coffee, cookies and other goodies here in Honolulu and maybe send them some nice scenery photos of Hawaii, if that helps.

Send me a pm and give me more details. Thank you!

MoniqueD

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I'd like to say thank you to everyone again for all that you have done to help support my deployed soldiers!! They are so very appreciative!! :wuv:

A quick note for those who are already helping out~

SK2 Skrzypiec has returned from Iraq. :)

MA2 Swan, MA1 Fletcher, ENS Elisara, and AM2 Beh have all received demob orders and will be returning June 1st, so if you have any of these individuals they will be home soon.

If you'd like a new name to continue supporting just email me!

:hearts:

~Bella

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thanks for the names in the pm Bellawolfe :)

Do you think Am2 Beh got my package already it was mailed April 28th I think but the tracking number says no details

I was wondering how long it takes for them to get it?

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thanks for the names in the pm Bellawolfe :)

Do you think Am2 Beh got my package already it was mailed April 28th I think but the tracking number says no details

I was wondering how long it takes for them to get it?

Oh I bet he did! I sent some out on May 8th, and one of the guys emailed he received his on the 14th -and he's in Iraq! That's 7 days -so awesome!!

~Bella

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To all my fabulous GALS who are sending letters and care packages to my deployed soldiers:

:hearts:THANK YOU!! :hearts:

Just a quick reminder that I need to know when you sned a letter or a parcel as I am required to add a note to their file. :)

Thank you again!!

~Bella

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To all my fabulous GALS who are sending letters and care packages to my deployed soldiers:

:hearts:THANK YOU!! :hearts:

Just a quick reminder that I need to know when you sned a letter or a parcel as I am required to add a note to their file. :)

Thank you again!!

~Bella

I pm you my info--

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