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The Families and Individuals Thanking Heroes (F.A.I.T.H.) Military Support Group of Livingston recently received some thank you letters from members of the military who received care packages from the group.

Formed in June 2006 to provide encouragement and support to military personnel while they are away from home, the group gathers to pack boxes on the second Thursday of each month.

Following are two of the letters recently received:

“On behalf of the Contracting Office here in Djibouti, we wish to say thank you for the thoughtful care-package sent to us recently. Any taste or touch of home is always welcomed here as our deployments are long and the distance from family and friends great. It is humbling to know of such caring and patriotic citizens who keep us in their thoughts and prayers daily. Toilet paper and wet-wipes are my favorites. Now who would think toilet paper would be a premium? Well, you get toilet paper here, but it is … less than quality if you know what I mean. Never thought I would be thankful to see simple things like that. Wet-wipes are used in many ways as well. The pecan pies … normally I would not buy Walmart pecan pies, being spoiled on the older vendors where

you saw them all the time. But when you never see a pecan pie here, it’s like a filet mignon when you do lol. Again, thank you so very much for the care package and we just want you to know your efforts and generosity are greatly valued and appreciated from afar. Very Respectfully, The Navy Contracting Office Personnel, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti”

“Hello and Happy Holidays FAITH Military Support Group. We have received so many care packages here in Kosovo, Europe and would like to say a warm thank you. The smallest donations such as pens and paper go a long way for soldiers here to be able to communicate with friends and family. We cannot thank you enough. There are a lot of things soldiers find in these packages that they miss from home. The cards and childrens’ drawings bring smiles to all of our faces. Support like this never fails to remind us why what we do is worth it. Everything in these packages is put to great use. Soldiers share and nothing is taken for granted. Thank you again for all that you do for us. With love, U.S. Army Soldiers”

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