.....you recently sent me some goodies and i just wanted to thank you !!! it means alot to me . even tho home is so far away little things mean so much ....... If you ever have the chance to send things over to afganistan or iraq please do.. My first deployment i went there and packages are treated like gold.. Its amazing how much just a picture of Ohio or a newspaper means over there.. Kinda keeps ya remembering how things are back home.Once again thank so much for the gifts for me and my fellow troops !!!! you keep us going !!! THANK YOU !!!!
Jennie also received a letter From Jeff that said "The care package was very thoughtful and well appreciated by all of us. Comfort food is always a good thing.
We will be going home soon, so thank you again."
"Rubin says to please tell all of the "Gals" that the boxes arrived in great shape and he and his buddies are overwhelmed with the love and thoughtfulness that went into packing each one. They all send their love and thanks."
Just go a message from him this AM that was written 7 hrs ago- he was back at Co. Hqtrs. for a short while- and had gotten everything!!! He couldn't stop thanking for all the good baked goods and good AMERICAN food that you and your bakers had sent. He shared with his group and they all appreciated it more than any of us will ever realize. They all were SO happy!!!!!
I'm pleased to report all packages arrived intact--over 80 in all. And they came just in time, as our post office is reducing operations, and delivery of incoming mail to this location will cease in the very near future.
On behalf of our entire Task Force here at COB Speicher, i wish to again thank the selfless individuals who purchased the items, baked the cookies, packed the boxes and paid for the postage. We are truly humbled by your generosity and heartened by your concern for our well-being.
Captain, Medical Service Corps
task Force 256th Combat Support Hospital
Our grandson, Christopher, is home from the UAE, safe and sound. He still talks about all the baked goods he received and how he was able to share them with others. It sure made a lot of them happy.
Thank you so very much - and all that take part in the program. It’s people like you that make the deployment tolerable.
Jennie, one our bakers has received this email from her friend, Maureen, one of this months soldiers-
Oh my goodness I can't even BEGIN to tell you how excited everyone has been with the boxes of cookies. I have been begged for more of your orange cookies, and for someone's (can't remember who) peanut butter cookies. And I thought one girl was going to tackle me for the container of icing you sent with the cupcakes.
Tell everyone who has sent items THANK YOU! I and my Marines are LOVING them.
part of an email I received....
"I did receive many packages filled with cookies and other treats from Operation Baking Girls a few months ago. Needless to say, I wasn't able to eat all the contents myself, so shared them with other soldiers in my unit. The cookies were delicious, and much appreciated. On behalf of the soldiers of the 256th Combat Support Hospital, I wish to extend my sincerest appreciation to your group for its kindness and consideration. Thank you again for thinking of us here in Iraq." Colonel Dr. Ed Deputy Commander for Clinical Services
"The days are counting down in the 50 range. Things here are busy and very kinetic, but I wanted to let you know we received 18 packages from the group today and WOW, were we happy. I also wanted to thank you for taking time to write, it really means a lot to me.
Words do little to express what gratitude we have to everyone that has contributed. Please let them know, we truly appreciate all the love, effort & support they made to make this deployment a bit easier and meaningful! Take care!
"I shared the cookies, brownies,and muffins with the other soldiers in our unit--they were delicious and very welcome, since we'd long since run out of Christmas goodies. Thank you again for thinking of us here in Iraq. The kindness, concern, and gratitude of those we've come here to defend (the American people) make our sacrifice worthwhile." Colonel Edward H. Deputy Commander for Clinical Services Task Force 256
"I spoke to Alex on Thursday and he said he’s received cookies! He’ll be sharing them with his troops and says “thanks” so much! (He’s a man of few words!) As his mom, I really appreciate the efforts of the bakers! It’s comforting to know that you’re keeping my son and the rest of the soldiers in your thoughts and prayers!"