First don't forget to check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/hugsprojectwky and keep up with everyday information. We update facebook every day.
Secondly, Don't forget to give us the name, address of anyone you know that is deployed to the Middle East. We can't share our love and support if we don't know they are there. Also include what month/year they are due home so we will know when to stop sending packages since we mail them every month.
A BIG thanks to Carma Labs for donating 24,000 tubes of Carmex Lip Balm and about 8,000 tubes of lotion for us to send to the troops over the last 8 years. What a great company who cares for our troops in a BIG way. Go on their web site and thank them for helping The Hugs Project of W KY to show support to our heroes.
We have helped set up a program at the American Legion in Cape Coral, FL and help them with names. We also have a VFW group in the Cincinatti area that we are working with to get packages out. We are so happy that we can work with others and even more love and support can be given to our heroes.
The 10th annual Patriots Run bike rally was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in helping set up, work and tear down afterwards. We raised over 6,200.00 in one day.
Due to the coronavirus many changes have taken place. For 3 months Ethan and Gayron did the packing and pre-packing and Donna and Gayron did the shipping. We began packing again with our regular group in May but with limited help. Your safety is the most important thing at this point but we cannot let our men/women down either. It has also caused a huge shortage of donations. If you feel the desire to help in some way, you can either mail a check to The Hugs Project of W KY, 4931 Epperson Road, Paducah, KY. 42003 or on our home page here click on the donate button on the top right and use paypal. We cannot continue to spend 3,000 to 3,500 a month and only bring in 600 to 700 a month. Just think, 1,000 people donating only 5.00..
Anyone willing to help raise funds, pre-pack, pack or anything else please contact us. Visit our f/b page at www.facebook.com/hugsprojectwky and keep up with the latest information.
We now have now surpassed 49,000 packages sent to over 15,000 different men/women serving our country. YOU are the key to us being able to continue to serve those who are serving us.
Update on Christmas 2020, we mailed 444 packages so far with only a week left to mail them as of 12/9/20. If you have a loved one deployed to the Middle East, please let us know. Also, we are still in need of money to ccntinue the packages going out after the first of they year. This IS a year around project not just for Christmas.
This is important: If we don't know your loved one or someone you care about is deployed, we cannot send them the love and support they deserve. Let them know how much you care by allowing us to be a small part of their support team. Knowing people you don't even know care about you is so important. They share what they get so nothing goes to waste. Let us let them know we care. Contact us by email if you have someone deployed to the middle east so we can show them our love and support. Your hero deserves to know everyone cares.
If you would like to donate in honor of someone send us a check with a note or put that information in the paypal message part and we would love to post it for you. See our Memorial Page to view those who dontated in memory of a loved one.