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2012956 boxes
20111024 boxes
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Goal for 2015:
All that HOME can send.

Houston, Texas
Nov 26, 2015

69° F, Cloudy

Baghdad, Iraq
Nov 26, 2015

73° F, Partly Cloudy

Kabul, Afghanistan
Nov 26, 2015

54° F, Fair

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Dear H.O.M.E.,

I would personally like to thank you for all the care packages. As a proud Soldier serving in honor of Operation Enduring Freedom it warms my heart to know there are organizations that care so much. Your packages makes us feel appreciated and drives us to continue to fight for the men and women of our great country. I wish I could explain in words how much of a morale booster your packages are for me and the soldiers who serve along side of me. During the holiday seasons when so many Soldiers are alone and away from their families receiving a package with a letter from a young American showing their appreciation for our service is amazing. Sorry it took so long for me to send a message back I apologize, but with the demanding task, connectivity problems and fight against the taliban it sometimes is a challenge to find five minutes of personal time. I set aside this time to thank you and let you know your work is not going without being noticed. I have received countless packages from you and I have shared with over 300 soldiers. Of all the packages I think everyone loved the chips and cheese dip the most, I must say it has put smiles on many soldiers faces. When I get back to the states in the next several months I would love to donate to your organization. My Battalion Commander would also like to send a token of his appreciation on Behalf of the men and women of 2-5 INF Battalion. So please continue to help the Soldiers of 2-5, but also the other Soldiers spread out over the middle east. You have a great organization and it really means allot to us. So again I would like to say THANKS HOME.

P.S. will we be looking forward to more Chips and Dip

CPT J'Varis Jackson

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On behalf of the 176th Firefighting Team I want to say THANK YOU!!!!! You are awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for the books, snacks, knit scarfs, knit caps, detergent, music, sadukoo, batteries, word searches, movies and everything else you have done. We had a great Christmas because of you and all the others who have selflessly taken the time, effort and money to care. It helps us to stay motivated while away from our families and friends when people we have never met care. It helps us to feel that pride we have for our great Nation when we feel your support. It is very hard for me to put into words the kind of gratitude and appreciation we have for you and everyone at HOME. We have been blessed by you and we know that in turn you too will be blessed. We love to read the cards and letters that are sent along with the care packages. We have recieved letteres from fellow veterans who have fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and other areas. It is nice to hear their story and why they have come to belong to this program.

Everything you have sent to us is right on the money. We are doing great here and are preparing for a cold winter. They have told us that we should be getting some snow from now until possibly March. They say it will snow for a little then warm up and then snow again. This will be our first winter here. I will try to take some pictures of the surrounding mountains that have already started to be covered in snow. Every morning we have to check all the fire trucks to make sure the water didn't freeze in the pipes along with all of our personal firefighting equipment. Fortunately our days consist of mostly training and not much action. When we are busy it is usually somebody's worst day. We also help with building inspections here. We try to make sure that every tent and structure have the right amount of smoke detectors, extinguishers, and batteries for the smoke detectors. Because some of these buildings here are makeshift we check to see if we can prevent some hazards with electrical wiring and other potential hazards that might get overlooked. We also get to workout some. This is most of our favorite thing to do. We are looking into joining the 911 challenge for fitness. This is available to all fire, police, EMS, military personnel. The money raised gets donated to St. Jude's which is a group that has been supported by many fire departments nation wide. I don't know if we will win but it is always fun training for a purpose.

Again I want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your selfless service to us and to our Country. I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please stay safe and feel free to email me at this address. I do not have constant computer access so it may take me a little to answer you so I apologize for that. I will promise that I will respond as quickly as I can.

Thank you so much.
With humble hearts,
176th Firefighting Team
POC: SGT. Seth Frost

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Mission Statement

HOME - Help Our Military Endure was organized for charitable purposes to send care packages to 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 throughout the year.

Latest News

Schedule of Events

The schedule for HOME is getting busy and volunteers are needed to help and highly encouraged. Here is the latest HOME schedule. Please contact any of our board members for information.

Trudy Duhon,
281-614-9015   Doug Burton,
Vice President
Tiffany Charriez,
832-868-0982   Jonathan Hughes,
Matt Demel,
BS Troop 1513
832-693-3044   Karen Barnes281-467-2677
Heather Newman832-755-5924   Jorge Charriez832-561-6120
Poonam Chhipwadia 832-274-7793   Ronnie Duhon281-614-9016
  • October 17-18, 2015
    Come out to Ellington for an amazing air show and support our military with your donation to HOME. Come visit the HOME booth and purchase your HOME shirt. All proceeds go to the cost of shipping the care packages.
  • November 7-8, 2015
    Boy Scout Troop 1513 will have their annual Kroger donation drive on both Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th from 9am to 5pm. Please come out and support your military while shopping at Kroger's and donating items. All items will be shipped for Christmas.
  • November 11, 2015
    "Veterans Day" - HOME will be at University of Houston in Clear Lake to support our VETS. Wonderful ceremonies will take place and you can meet many great veterans. Don't forget to thank a vet - EVERYDAY!
  • December 5, 2015
    HOME Christmas packing party. We start at 12 noon at HOPE Church located at 770 Pineloch. (The corner of Highway three and Pineloch) Come ready to work and have fun. Bring your donations early and help separate all goodies before the boxing begins at noon.

Annual Christmas Packing Party - Saturday, December 6, 2014

Annual Christmas in July Packing Party - Saturday, July 12, 2014

How many ways can you say Americans are awesome? Let me count the ways. Right now it is 303 ways. 303 care packages were packed at the Christmas in July packing party on Saturday July 12th. The boxes are filled with generous donations from the public, friends, individual groups, Churches, Scouts, private companies, and local businesses. I could go on and on, but you know who you are. You know what you do for our men and women in uniform. I am humbled from the outpouring of support to our troops at each and every event HOME has.
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Boy Scout Troop 1513 Collection Drive - Saturday, June 21, 2014

Once again, our Boy Scouts from Troop 1513 came through with impressive numbers. On Saturday June 21, they raised $1,140 dollars in cash donations and filled 5-6 large plastic bins with donated items from their collection drive at Kroger's on El Dorado Blvd. The funds will help ship approximately 70 care packages to our men and women serving overseas, and the items will be packed up during the "Christmas in July" packing party coming up on Saturday July 12th.
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DHL and the Scouts Help Our Military Endure - Saturday, May 17, 2014

The HOME office sprang to life as DHL rolled up with two trucks. Boy Scout troop 1513 and Girl Scout troops 7660, 21261, 21282, and 19352 along with HOME, DHL, and other volunteers, helped load 12 pallets full of Girl Scout cookies onto the trucks. All told, over 1,000 cases, that's approximately 330,000 cookies, made their way to U.S. troops in Afghanistan courtesy of shipping services provided entirely free of charge by DHL. The generous lot of cookies were a gift from San Jacinto/Bay Area Girl Scouts council. A huge thanks goes out to all who made this happen.
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5th Annual HOME Golf Tournament - Saturday, April 26, 2014

The 5th Annual HOME Golf Tournament had perfect weather along with a perfect group of folks that came out to play and support our military.

It was great to see many 'ol friends that I worked with in the aerospace industry.

The 147th Reconnaissance Wing Team from Ellington was at the tournament in all their glory to defend their 1st place title for the third year in a row.

The jROTC from Pearland High School presented the colors in perfect unison followed by our pledge of allegiance.

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