Thank you to everyone at Operation Community Cares and all who donate

I am an Army soldier with the 426 Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) and am  currently serving my country in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Today I received care packages from your organization and and have to say that it really made my day. To know that everyone back at home is thinking about us means a lot. We do not have much to look forward to and spend most of our time counting the days  until we get to come home. I just want to say thank you to everyone at Operation Community Cares and all who donate. God Bless you all, and God Bless America. AIRBORNE!!!!

I just recently received a package


My name is Derek J. Wu. I’m a SPC in the US Army. I just recently received a package from you and I wanted to say thank you for sending it. I appreciate the items and I will share with my buddies from my platoon. Thanks again.

-Derek J. Wu

Thanks for donations to help our troops

Thank you from Afghanistan

Dear Community Cares,

I am part of a Recon Infantry Company deployed to a remote part of Afghanistan on a year long tour. We have received your packages and I cannot thank you enough. Its very heart warming to know how many of you have come together to donate your time and money for us fighting this difficult war. Its really nice to know that there are a lot of you out there that support us even though the wars popularity is rapidly decreasing. We are honored to have been the recipients of these packages and I just wanted to extend our greatest gratitude toward you all. Thank you very much and we all here are wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays.

SGT Michael Homiston

Thank you from Afghanistan!

Mr. Orr and everyone at Operation Community Cares,

We received your packages today and just wanted to say thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts. We really appreciate the fact that so many of you are willing to take the time to put together these wonderful packages for us, total strangers. We have already started wearing the wool caps and we are DEFINITELY already enjoying the snacks. once again, thank you all so very much and we wish you all the best during the holiday season.

With love, and warm ears, from Afghanistan,

SPC Paul Gibson & SPC Julian Cesneros
578th FSC Pomona, CA

Thank you from the Soldiers of the 756th Transportation Company

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Caveats: FOUO

To Mr. Jim Orr and everyone at Operation Community Cares, we the Soldiers of the 756th Transportation Company currently deployed in Afghanistan would like to thank you for all of your gifts, donations, care packages but most of all we’d like to thank you for your continued support of us. Attached to this email is a photo of our unit we took Thanksgiving Day we all had so much to be thankful for and you and your organization was one of them. Once again Thank You.

MSG Pamela Gaines
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Caveats: FOUO
Soldiers of the 756th Transportation Company

Email from the sister of Sgt. First Class William Dawson

I cannot begin to tell you how I feel about the homecoming… what a wonderful world this would be if all people were like the group of people who welcomed my brother home.

He was shocked and genuinely overcome with emotion. There was not a dry eye to be found. My mother was in awe, his wife and children moved to tear at the out pouring of respect and honor that was given to my brother.

My sincere thanks to all of you.

Thank you so much for care packages

Mr. Orr,

Thank you so much for sending me (us) care packages. I belong to HHC 578th Engineer Bn currently at Fob Sharana; in the packet there are three letters I would like to answer back. What is the protocol to follow? one of the letters has an email address, is that ok to reply back ? On my last deployment, my son’s school send me letters too and I send letters back to the school, kids were thrilled! Please advice. Thank you in advance.

Blanca L. Potes
HHC 578th EN BN

Thank you note

December 1, 2011

Just wanted to thank all of you for what you do for all the servicemen and women that are currently deployed to see their face when boxes come in is priceless once again thank you for all you do.

Pamela Gaines

Operation Cupid Couple

Alison and Sean Bailey

Alison and Sean Bailey


Thanks so much for everything you’ve done to make “Operation Cupid” Such a success!!! This celebration wouldn’t of been the same without your time, efforts, dedication and heart and soul. You are truly an amazing man. God Bless you and your beautiful family. Keep in touch and I’d love to give back to the community and help with Operation Community Cares. Please let me know how I can help.

P.S. I’d like to know if you have some addresses or e-mails of some of the volunteers, mayor, Mr Anthony, etc…. I’d like to send them all thank you cards.

Thanks so much.
Alison and Sean Bailey