Thank you Bakers!

From Rob-

I hope this finds you in good health and spirits. Thank you all for the delicious cookies, We all loved them. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and may God Bless!


Rob A


Cookies Received!!

Just received this email from Karen, the mom of one of our December soldiers, "Dan just emailed me to say he received 14 boxes of cookies! He wants to thank all of the bakers for sending this most welcome surprise to him and his Unit. they are really enjoying a "taste from home"."
Happy to say there are more on the way! ;-)


Great News!

I just received this email from the mom of one of our soldiers from June.
"My son, Cpl John Diller, has completed his tour in Afghanistan and made it home safely in October. His child was born on October 25th, a beautiful baby girl.
Thank you again to all the bakers who made such a difference in his life.
Attached are some pictures.


Thanks from Brandon

I was wanting to say thank you so much for the cookies- they are wonderful. myself and buddies love them so.
once again thank you and god bless!!!!


Thanks from Julianne

Thank you and the rest of the Baking Gals so much for the package of cookies. They were delicious and enjoyed by many soldiers here where I work. We all really appreciate the support from home, especially when that support comes in the form of cookies.
Julianne Ivany
Basra, Iraq


We Support Our Troops!!!

We received this email from Bronwyn, the mom of one of our soldiers......
"My son finally was able to call me from Afghanistan yesterday. John has been on a very dangerous outpost and has, up until now, been out of contact from most of the world. He made a specific point to ask me to email the people who sent cookies. He went on and on about all the cookies he had been receiving. He and his fellow Marines have been very appreciative of all the cookies, letters and encouragement. It meant alot to all of them.
I have to tell you what he told me about how he has been using some of the cookies. Because everyone has sent so many, John and his other three unit members eat and enjoy half of each delivery. The other half, they give to the Afghan children at the base of the hill they are on. Because of this kind gesture, the kids are now sending messages to my son whenever the Taliban are planning to attack his hill. Your cookies have help to save my son's life many times over!
I thank all of you for sending the cookies and for the unexpected benefit they provided.
He felt bad that he could not email all the bakers individually who send their address but he has not had any internet since April. John asked that I email on his behalf and thank everyone profusely.
Blessing of God on all of you and the fruit of your labor!"
sent on behalf of Cpl. John D.


Thanks from Geoff!

Please send along my thanks for all the cookies and breads! It was
quite a surprise and everyone enjoyed the packages. I really
appreciate the support of the Ohio Bakers - actually everyone who got
to share this with me does! We really appreciate a piece of home .
Thank you for the well wishes and support.

Your proud soldier,

SPC Geoff Correa


Our Mission Reinforced!

From Jake's mom......" I want to say to all of you who have sent Jake cards and care packages, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! He doesn't have the time or resources to thank all of you personally, but he has told Neal and I both how much getting mail and packages has meant to him. When they are traveling out on missions, they have to eat MRE's (a military meal that is dried and preserved in a box). Jake said that they shove as many cookies, cereal bars, jerky and snacks that they can into their packs, so that they don't have to eat "that other shit"."


Passing Along Thanks!

Elaine writes, "I would like to also pass on great thanks for all the cookies received by Thamir Rimbert. He told his brother, my son in law, how wonderful it was to receive them and to know that so many people care about them being over there."


Thanks Baking Gals!

I was recently deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan this past year and just returned home, and I wanted to thank you and everyone associated with the baking gals for taking the time to bake cookies for all of us overseas. My unit and I enjoyed the cookies, especially during Christmas, when being away from home can be very difficult. It was nice to know that people still care about the all of us overseas. Thank you so much.
SPC Benjamin Sargent
447th MP CO Ohio


Another Soldier is Back Home!

Thought you would be happy to know that John returned home recently. I know I am happy to forward this great news! John and his National Guard Unit, based out of Green, all arrived home safe and sound.
Again he wishes to express his gratitude to everyone who sent him cookies!
Massillon, OH


Thanks Bakers!

One of our bakers, Pat, received this thank you today....
I recently recieved the box of baked goods you sent and wanted to express my deepest gratitude. My unit is stationed at a small joint security station with a very prmitive mess hall, so your home cooking came as a huge treat. My soldiers send their regards and thanks aswell. Thank you very much for the nice letter and kind words. I cant tell you how nice it is to recieve such support from back home. Iam also Catholic, so your prayers are also greatly appreciated--please tell your church thank you for me--it really means alot to me. God bless.
CPT Brian Ivany


Read About Us!!

A wonderful article in the Elyria Chronicle Telegram today on our group. Trying to find the link...


A Haiku for the Bakers

One of OHBakes bakers received this haiku from one of her son's friends. HAD to pass it on!

Far away from home
Feelings of family seem near
When I taste cookies


Email from Afghanistan

We recently received this email from one of our soldiers, Ryan.

"Thank You very much for your support. It's boxes like this that keep our morale up during rough times which a frequent over here. Our living conditions are not the greatest , 17 soldiers to a tent. And our heating and AC rarely work. We shower in tents and eat chow in tents, there are no hard structures like they have in Iraq. Afghanistan is a very dirty, rough, and hasty environment, but we are getting the job done. We dont love violence but we will do whatever is necessary to eradicate the Taliban and liberate the Afghani people. They are a very good a loyal people whom are under privelaged, poor, and un-educated. We are changing their opinions of the Western World and showing them what life is like when you are free. We are showing this war torn country that people do care about them and they are rtesponding very well to us. I cannot tell you about my mission because the Government classified it as SECRET, but I can tell yo that we are bringing the fight to the Taliban everyday, and we are winning the hearts of the Afghan people. Thanks again for your support, it is pople like you that give us a sweet reminder of why we fight. This has been the craziest time of my life. I have gone from the college classroom where I was learning about Finance to a warzone where everyday my life is in a constant danger. I cannot describe my feelings in words, but I can tell you that even though this is really hard and some day's have brought the most pain physically and emotionally that I have ever felt, I am still glad to be doing what I am doing and wouldnt have it any other way. I signed up because I have lived the perfect American life with the perfect American people so there is no reason why I should not give a little back to my country. Your support is much appreciated.
Thank You
-Spc. Ryan"


This Is WHY We Do What We Do!!

Dear Bakers,
My son, Ryan told me just emailed me to tell you how much they all appreciated the cookies and brownies you sent.
The soldiers in his unit have been working very hard. They are not on a base and so the food has been pretty poor to this point! Sometimes they get back to their camp and there is no food for them. They were all excited to receive the good homemade food you sent.
Thank you for baking for the MP 447th unit!
Penny and Tom


A Father's Thank You

Thanks again to you & your team for baking all those wonderful cookies which came to my Son, Russ in Afganistan. He sure appreciated all those wonderful goodies that he received.
Just wanted to let you know, he home Safe now. My Wife & I went to Raleigh, NC & met his Plane that came in from the Far East. He arrived on Jan 13, 2010. He was really beat, and the time zones with approximately 11 hours difference between here & there.
Again, Thanks & God Bless


More Families Send Thanks!

Dear Baking Gals,
Ben has received your cookies! We just wanted to thank you again. He plans on writing you a thank you when he gets his leave the end of Jan., but he asked me if I would let you know that he had received them. Have a blessed holiday, and thanks again for your kindness!

Also from Joe (the father of Russ)
"......THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making his Christmas very tasty.........
You guys sure do a wonderful job for the Troops. Thanks again.
God Bless & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year." Joe