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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Emails Received from Troops

I have received more emails from this past mailings to share.....for those who do not make cards but would like to help we could use Priority Mail postage stamps so that we can send cards that we get requests for in between packings. I am also collecting card fronts from store bought cards that we recycle into new cards.



Ms. Dresser,

My name is Kelly. I just wanted to write a quick thank you for the cards that mysteriously appeared in our barracks. We don't have easy access to a PX and it's so great to have cards to send home. Both my Dad and brother's birthdays are coming up and thanks to you they may actually get a card in time (the other half is up to the post office!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to make these beautiful cards. Your work is greatly appreciated!


Kelly Fxxxxx
Medford, Oregon

My name is SPC Tricia Sxxxx and I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan. I'm writing to express my gratitude for the homemade cards that you've sent. My unit received them in a care package today and since I love to write and am crafty myself, I snatched them right up. The other girls in my office love homemade cards as well and we were hoping that you'd be willing to send us some more. It means a lot to us knowing that there are people who care and support us through all we do, and we think these cards are a fantastic way to do so. It means so much more knowing the kind of thought and effort you've put into helping us stay in touch with our family and friends. Once again, thank you, and hope to hear from you soon!

With warm regards,
Tricia Sxxxx

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Emails received from the Troops

Here are some emails I have received from Troops who have received Cards we have sent overseas.....if you have been debating over whether to participate in this project I hope this will give you that push you need.


I just wanted to say thank you very much for the cards. It is my favorite thing to get out here because I send a lot of stuff back home. Thank you a million times for your support. I attached a picture for you to know who I am and if you guys ever need someone to send these cards to, send them our way. Everyone in my shop says thank you as well!!

SPC Jessica M. Cxxxx

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers


Dear Debbi Dresser,
Thank you so much for your wonderful card to me. You encouraged me a lot
with your warm and loving care.
Especially your handmade cards you enclosed were so beautiful. I wish to
have more. You enclosed 4 cards. I was so selfish to use them by myself.
Would you forgive me not to share it with other soldiers?
I really appreciate you and your support.
Please pray for us. We need your prayer support so badly.
I pray and bless you and your beloved ones.
May God bless you.

CH (CPT) Abrahamyoung ki Xxx

"A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a
broken spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs 17:22)

I wanted to pass along a big thank you for the homemade cards
and all the goodies. I sent the cards out to my family. I attached a
letter I typed up to answer some questions from the folks that sent
things over here and just to let you know who you sent your items to. I
shared with my whole office and everyone passed along their thanks.

Michael A. Mxxxxx, Capt, USAF

Dear Debbi Dresser,
I wanted to thank you for the cards, they are very creative and tastefully done. We all appreciate having your loyal support and are honored to serve our country.
Our family and friends appreciate them too!

I attached our command photo.

Thank you once again!

LSCS(SW) Don F. Xxxx


I received a box on behalf of my company here in Baghdad. Inside were a few greeting cards that came with a slip of paper with your email address. I have meant to contact you sooner and I apologize for the lateness in my gratitude. The box was full of great things such as DVDs and food items. My Soldiers attacked it with fervor from a taste of America! I happened on the cards because they were perfect for sending my wife for the upcoming holidays and her birthday. She received one of them for Valentines Day.

My Soldiers are so grateful for support packages. We know our mission here is now being overshadowed in the press by our brothers and sisters on the offensive in Afghanistan, your support of our mission is incredibly motivating. Many of my troops I are on their 2nd, 3rd and even 4th deployment here. We have seen chaos and lawlessness blossom into a young democracy. Streets that once rang with gunfire and explosions are now full of trucks and cars, people and children moving freely with almost no fear of the cowards who tried so hard to destroy the will and progress of the country. We are so close to achieving victory here, we can see it, we feel it and we cannot wait for the elections on March 7th. We know they will be successful because the Iraqi Security Forces are taking the protection of voters seriously. Side by side, we are planning with them and supporting them, but the brave Iraqis are taking the lead in every aspect of our mission. It is incredible. So much good news each day!

Once again, I want to thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and urge you to let others know that our Soldiers are working tirelessly here to get home. We must always remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes, many of whom stood next to us during the times when the outlook was bleak.

Very respectfully,

1LT Erik Axxxxx

"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…"
- Sun Tzu

Rose T



I wanted to send you this email just to say thanks for the cards included in some of the care packages we recieved here. I have personally used some of them and so have my soldiers. The cards make it very convenient to send notes home to our loved ones. The variety of the cards helps to cater the note to certain events or holidays. Please continue to do what you do for our support. Thank you and know that your cards are being put to good use.

SGT Allen D. Xxx

"Lead By Example"

Dear Debbi,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of the wonderful cards you and your friends made for us. They are very handy for sending thank-you notes back to all of the awesome people back home who send carepackages and letters out here.

We all really appreciate the support from folks like you back home.

Semper Fi,

Maj Tammie Xxxxx



I want to thank you for the cards you made. They were very wonderful
and I sent one to my wife and two daughters. I know they will enjoy
them very much. Again Thank you for your support to the troops.

SFC Jason A. Mxxxxxx


good afternonn miss debbi dresser my name is spc jose m gxxxx im a reserve soldier who is right now in iraq and i went to heavens ground thats where most of the stuff that is to give away to soldiers is and i was looking at the post carrds and i started looking at some of them there and got the ones you send and i must say that they are precious i would like to thank you for the supports you give and the work you put into them i took around 20 post cards most of them the ones that could be for any ocasion and im going to send them to all my family, they arer in a nice and detailed way of making them that i know there is a lot of work and love put into them i saw one that was more than beautifull and i send it to my girfriend on her birthday and she cried because the postcard pplus what i wrote made her feel special, once again i would like to say thank you for your suport and have a good day.


SPC Jose M. Gxxxxx

Dear Debbi,

I am a service member currently deployed to Kosovo and just received some of
your homemade cards. Just wanted to let you know that I think they are
wonderful, and also wanted to thank you for supporting America's troops, we
are truly appreciative of all that you do for us. God Bless and take care.

Very Respectfully,

SPC Juliet R. Fxxxx

Dear Debbi,

We just recently received your latest Op Care and Comfort boxes with the enclosed Valentines Day cards. They were very well received, and trust me the cards will be used. I took one out myself and already sent it home to my wife to celebrate Valentienes Day. We thank you so much for your support and the joy you bring to our lives while away. We have just completed our first quarter of the year over here, things are starting to happen very fast. That is a good thing because time goes by fast, but bad because it has become normal for us to be over here, away from home. Packages like the ones you sent us with all the goodies, magazines, books, etc are a small reminder of home, and it causes us to pause for a second and remember home. It is a very good think to remind ourselves, plus who can deny candy, chocolates, and the rest of the goodies right!

I am sure the cards you sent will be received well at home. I am pretty sure they have been taken up by Soldiers and will be used. I get nothing but thank yous and smiles when I show our Soldiers what is in the boxes, I just can't say it enough, it means a lot to us.

We thank all of you so much for you support. I hope this new year has been good so far to all of you. I wish you the best, God Bless all of you, and look forward to the next time we hear from you.


Ruddie Xxxxxx