Since our 12th annual Support Our Troops Drive in 2019, we’ve received great letters from soldiers stationed around the world. In November, we sent 250 care packages to 125 groups of soldiers. Today, we continue to send 4 care packages every month as a small way to show our troops how much their bravery and sacrifice is truly appreciated. Please enjoy the correspondence we’ve received from U. S. military personnel.
“On behalf of CTG 56.3, we wanted to thank you for the care packages you’ve sent our way. The supplies inside go a long way and are helpful and useful. It’s great getting these items, especially when a letter like yours is included, as it’s a nice reminder of home and that there are people back home who haven’t forgotten the service members overseas. If there’s anything we can do within our scope in return, we’d be happy to see what we can do. Thank you!”
“I just wanted to say thank you for the care package and the Marines and Georgians here greatly appreciate it as well. We know that it takes a special person to take time out of their day to go out and purchase these items then have to box them up, go to the post office and ship them out to us. It’s the little things that keep us going such as a care package from someone back in the states thinking about us and we are genuinely ecstatic that you have chosen us to send to. All the items you sent to me will be used by the service members that I work with. I would like to say again that words can’t express the gratitude that we have for you to take time out of your day to send us care packages while we defend this great nation.”
“Season Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! OUR SOLDIERS have greatly appreciated the love and effort put into these care packages while we’re overseas away from home. We greatly appreciate all the care packages and the cards and letters.”
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your thoughtfulness and consideration. I was pleasantly surprised to find your packages in our mailbox and was eager to share. I brought the boxes back to our planning room, yelled out for the rest of the crew to come around the table and help open them up. Even if those boxes were empty, just the simple act of opening a gift from someone back home is reward enough. It’s definitely a rewarding feeling to witness the positive reaction when the soldiers not only see the contents of the packages but read the letters that you all send. I took some time to create a little “morale zone.” Anyone who walks by will not only be able to take advantage of the care packages but will also be able to read letters from back home. Thank you again for all your support.”
Read correspondence we received from our 11th annual Support Our Troops Drive.
Since our 11th annual Support Our Troops Drive in 2018, we have received great letters from soldiers stationed around the world. In November, we sent 220 care packages to 110 groups of soldiers. Today, we continue to send 4 care packages every month as a small way to show our troops how much their bravery and sacrifice is truly appreciated. Please enjoy the correspondence we’ve received from U. S. military members.
“Thank you for the care package. My team really appreciates it. I am from Houston, Texas and I am 26 years old. I am in the air force and I am an IT technician. I am a huge gamer and plan on getting my degree in psychology when I get back to the states. …Again my team thanks you for all of the snacks included in the box we received today. I hope to hear from you very soon and God Bless.”
“We received a couple care packages today from your company. Thank you for supporting the troops! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and gratitude. Merry Christmas!”
“I am a door gunner with CH-47F Aviation Unit in Afghanistan. I wanted to reach out to show all of our appreciation for the time and effort put into boosting the morale. Although we are unit and are a family here, receiving packages and seeing the care put into it extends that notion abroad. It is a special moment for us to open a box and the smiles that come with it. Again, I want to give a heartfelt thanks. Mele Kalikimaka and aloha nui loa (Merry Christmas and much love) From Hawaii Army National Guard Soldiers!”
“I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for all the kind words and gifts you sent us. We distributed your gifts among our soldiers. Thank you again. God Bless You.”
“Hola from Spain! My Marines and I were the lucky recipients of your care package and kind words. We are extremely grateful for kind hearted people like you that are selfless and full of humility! Thank you again! Happy Holidays!”
Read correspondence we received from our 10th annual Support Our Troops Drive.
Since our 10th Annual Support Our Troops Drive in 2017, we have received some great correspondence from some of the U.S. troop members stationed around the world. In December, we sent 200 care packages to 100 groups of soldiers. Today, we continue to send 4 care packages every month as a small way to show our troops how much their bravery and sacrifice is truly appreciated.
“We recently received a care package from you, thank you so much for the outstanding support! A little bit really goes a long way out here in Djibouti, Africa. Thanks again!”
“Thank you so much for thinking of me and the soldiers here overseas. We appreciate all of the support and kindness that you and your company have shown to us while we are currently stationed here. We hope you have a safe and a Happy holiday season.!! We also send our Blessing to you all into the New Year as well. Thank you!”
“I have received your 2 packages today. Thank you, the components were perfect & now we have a little something to decorate our office to make it feel more like Christmas here 🙂 Thank you very much for your support!”
“Thank you so much for supporting us troops here in Baghdad, Iraq! Your care package truly raised moral in our unit. We appreciate all the hard work, love, and patriotism it took to create and mail out the package you sent. All the items were distributed throughout our medical team. We are the 47th Combat Support Hospital based out of Fort Lewis, WA. We will be deployed until the end of June and appreciate your dedication to us deployed soldiers! Happy Holidays!”
NFM Lending’s 8th Annual Support Our Troops Drive has come to an end. On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, NFM sent 150 care packages to U.S. troops overseas. Employees spent the month of November collecting and filling boxes with non-perishable food items, toiletries, books, magazines, DVDs, accessories, and more. These care packages were sent with help from AnySoldier® to U.S. troops deployed overseas. NFM Lending is proud to support the courageous men and women who serve our country, and wishes them a safe and happy holiday season.
Another #NFMLending Support Our Troops Drive complete! Last week, we sent 100 supply boxes to troops stationed overseas. We sent two boxes per location: one box with food items, clothing, and items to help with morale (Nerf balls, Frisbee, books, magazines, small board games, playing cards, etc.); another contained toiletries, small over-the-counter medicine, and RuckPack energy drinks. We hope they enjoy the goodies and supplies and know there are people back home that care about them.
Check out our Support Our Troops Pinterest gallery to view more pictures.
NFM Lending is committed to giving back to the community, and to providing assistance and support to US troops and Veterans. In the last 6 years, NFM has sent over 350 boxes to soldiers in the Middle East through its annual Support Our Troops Drive. The drive organizes a collection of food, supplies, toiletries, leisure activities, and more to send to our troops.
Below is a collection of quotes taken from the many letters NFM has received, recently and over the years, from soldiers overseas who received the boxes that were sent. The letters thank us for the supplies sent and the reminder that there are people back home who are there to support them.
To view more images on NFM’s troop drives, check out our board on Pinterest!
In November 2012, NFM, Inc. embarked on its 5th annual Support Our Troops Drive. For the past five years, NFM, Inc. has been collecting items to send to our troops overseas via AnySoldier®. AnySoldier® is a program that helps people and organizations such as NFM, Inc. send care packages to soldiers overseas.
Last year, NFM, Inc. collected enough items to send 60 boxes. This year, our goal was to collect enough items to send 80 boxes.
We encouraged our employees to donate both items and money. With the money donated, items were purchased in bulk. Among the items included were socks, energy bars, duct tape, miniature clips & toiletries. We also made sure to include fun items such as NERF footballs, crossword puzzle books, and magazines so that the troops can enjoy what little downtime that they have.
At the completion of the donation drive, our HR team worked diligently to pack up all the items that were collected. We are thrilled to say not only did we meet our goal of 80, we SURPASSED it! NFM, Inc. is proud to be sending 93 care packages overseas to United States troops!
Thanks to everyone for their hard work in making this happen!
Once again, NFM, Inc. is gearing up for its fifth annual “Support Our Troops Drive,” collecting donations for troops overseas via AnySoldier®. The drive will run for two weeks from November 5–November 19.This year’s drive is particularly exciting as the company is opening up donations to include the outside community as well.
AnySoldier® was started in 2003 by Sergeant Brian Horn as a program that helps people send care packages to soldiers overseas. Through their website, AnySoldier.com, you can select what troops you would like to send donations to, that includes any branch of the armed forces. A list of suggested donations is also provided. AnySoldier® is a great resource to donate through as they focus on finding troops who don’t usually receive many items or letters from home to send care packages to. The operating principle of AnySoldier® is that the boost in morale from outside support is often greater than the contents of the package itself.
NFM, Inc. is a company focused on building its philanthropic efforts, especially those that support our country’s overseas troops. A proud supporter of AnySoldier® since 2008, the company looks forward to opening up the “Support Our Troops” drive to the public this year. NFM, Inc. hopes to continue to support AnySoldier® and its packages’ recipients for many years to come.