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. All packing sessions for individuals and families are full until the summer. These are in addition to several dozen private organization packing sessions that are scheduled. Please contact Mary or Ed by email, Facebook or phone if you want to attend or schedule 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 March 2017, Project Mail Call has packed and mailed 8,015 customized care-packages weighing 123,186 pounds. Over 61 tons! The boxes were mailed to 6,269 military units representing 162,392 military personnel in 57 countries and many ships at sea.
Specifically the countries are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Ascension Island, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, 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, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Syria, The Philippines, 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 396 packing sessions over twelve years, 7,780 people have packed boxes, and 29,775 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. Their blog maintains current and accurate troop data that is valuable to our mission.
Note that AnySoldier.com is a registered trademark of Any Soldier Inc.