The Project Mail Call Mission provides a direct and personal method to contact and send customized care-packages and letters to U.S. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and 'Coasties' serving overseas. At regularly-scheduled packing sessions, volunteers pack boxes for military units based on the units' unique needs and requests.
Particular attention is given to service personnel who are in remote locations, do not receive mail, or who provide humanitarian aid to schools, clinics, orphanages or villages. The next general packing session for individuals and families will be 21 January 2017, and it is full. The February general session will be February 18. Please contact Mary or Ed by email, Facebook or phone if you want to attend a session in the future.
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church featured Project Mail Call in their 2011 Memorial Day Patriotic Concert, showing a great video produced by the church's media department. Please click HERE to see the video.
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As of January 2017, Project Mail Call has packed and mailed 7,736 customized care-packages weighing 119,225 pounds. Over 59 tons! The boxes were mailed to 6,131 military units representing 158,938 military personnel in 54 countries and many ships at sea.
Specifically the countries are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Ascension Island, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Poland, The Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Care-boxes have also been mailed to ships at sea in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea.
Working out of Ed and Mary's basement in 385 packing sessions over twelve years, 7,571 people have packed boxes, and 28,874 people have written letters of support for the troops, which were inserted in the boxes.
A diverse set of clubs, organizations, groups and companies have written letters and packed boxes to support our troops overseas. In addition to such group packing sessions, 'general packing sessions' are also held to accommodate families and individuals who want to support our troops overseas.
Contact Mary or Ed if you or your family or your organization wish(es) to participate in a future 'general' packing session. If your group wants to schedule a private packing session, contact Mary or Ed, or you can send a Facebook message on Project Mail Call's Facebook Wall.
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Project Mail Call obtains military addresses from friends and relatives of military personnel serving overseas, military organizations, Operation Homefront Georgia, Operation Stars and Stripes, Mt Bethel United Methodist Church and other churches.
Project Mail Call also uses the AnySoldier.com® website to obtain soldier information and mailing addresses. However, due to Project Mail Call's size of operation, we are required to pay for these addresses.
Note that AnySoldier.com is a registered trademark of Any Soldier Inc.