“I am emailing you to thank you and the Saddleback Church team for the goodie bags, holiday cards and prayer books you sent. The Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Detachment 34 loved them and are very grateful for your support.
I am attaching a few pictures of my Marines and Sailors receiving your goodie bags. Again we truly appreciate your time and care packages. We wish you a Happy Holidays.”
1stSgt Esteban R.
“I handed everything out to the Marines and Sailors. There were enough goodie bags for all of the Marines and Sailors this Christmas, not one person was left out. Ok! Maybe a mouse lol! 🙂 Thank you, Thank You, Thank You. The Marines and Sailors had smiles of joy and it really uplifted my spirits as well. It’s nice that organization like yours, contribute in support of the troops deployed overseas. We appreciate your contributions and cannot thank you enough for your tokens of joy.”
“Thank you for this marvelous ministry that Saddleback Church provides to support the Marines at Camp Pendleton! It was a blessing to me to have been part of the November Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Work Day. I’ve gotten to witness first hand the breadth of this ministry due to my son and his wife’s involvement, Chaplain Josh and his wife April. What a privilege to see the Body of Christ reach out to those who need Him in all the ways you do!
Bless you all during this season of our Savior’s birth,”
“First and foremost I wanted to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my families and my heart. Most of you don’t know who I am but for those who do know, my family and I have encountered some very hardships this year. One of which we have miscarried 2 boys this year. Honestly we couldn’t have gotten as far as we have without the love, support, and prayer from these wonderful ladies at Coffee & Chat. I remember walking into Coffee & Chat the first time in 2015, I was so nervous and scared. These ladies put those feelings at ease. We think of you all as family over these last 3 almost 4 years. We are sad to leave our new family behind but we are super excited about the next chapter in our lives, off to Japan we go! I don’t think you guys realize how many hearts you touch each and every day. I wanted you all to know how much it means to all of us. It will never go unnoticed! A huge thank you to the people behind the scenes we don’t get to meet face to face, please don’t ever give up the hard and loving work you do every day. With that being said we have a little something for you guys, we know its not much compared to the things you guys do. I hope you ladies cherish it as we cherish you ladies.”
“Last week the Marines had a huge smile on their face as they left work. I was able to share the items that you sent out and they were definitely not expecting anything. Thank you for your support.”
GySgt Marques, Japan
“They received the care packages, and they were thrilled to receive them. You and your church made a lot of people very happy. Thank you so much for your support!!”
“I am emailing you from Kuwait to express my/our gratitude for taking the time out to do something good for us. Things like this really are appreciated, especially when we are out here not knowing what’s going to happen next, haha. Shoutout to Katie and Jordan (defensive tackle) who wrote my cards!”
“We received another group of packages from your Organization. I wanted to reach out and thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s the little things during a deployment that keep the Marines and Sailors focused and happy. “
1st SGT, CLD-37
On behalf of the USS BUNKER HILL and our 380 souls on board, THANK YOU for your generous love and support for your Sailors and country.
We received your Care Packages today and the crew is very, very grateful. We are in the final weeks of a long 7-month deployment, and your ‘sweet’ gifts and devotionals are very encouraging to body and soul. Thank you for raising our spirits!!
Attached are two photos: one displaying our ship & colors, the other demonstrating how your package arrived today (“Air Mail”).
J.S., Command Chaplain, U.S. Navy
Thank you so much for your wonderful care package postmarked 1/17/18! You all are so generous with your time and dollars to send me and my team such a bounty of treats and goodwill from back home. I’ve shared your gifts around the camp, and now dozens of folks are very appreciatively enjoying your chocolates, granola bars and fruit snacks. It’s tough to be away from home for so long (9 months – 1 year for most in my group), but we are daily rewarded by inspirational sights — packs of children who no longer have to go to ISIS ran schools, women freed from abusive slavery and Christian families returning to their homes and rebuilding their churches after the long nightmare of ISIS rule. If men can be instruments of God’s justice here on earth, then I firmly believe we are doing the Lord’s work. Thank you again so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. God bless you and your families.
As Commanding Officer, I would like to express my gratitude to Acts of Appreciation Military Outreach for the generous donation of time, energy and gifts at the 2017 Santa’s Blessings Toy Store Event on Camp Pendleton.
Your annual invitation to this event allows the Marines and Sailors of 1st Medical Battalion to come together with children and celebrate the Christmas season as one big Navy and Marine Corps family. Your continued commitment to our military families is admirable and we look forward to working with you in the future.
I extend to you the Navy’s traditional “Bravo Zulu” and my sincerest thank you.
J.P. W, Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy
Dearest Acts of Appreciation,
We are so grateful for the beautiful custom-crafted gifts and for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Your talents are truly treasured and appreciated by our family. May God bless you for your kindness.
The C. Family
My family and I would like to thank you so much for the gift basket that we received for our baby boy. We appreciate it so much, especially since you all are taking the time out of your day to do things for families such as my own. So thank you again for the basket, we really loved everything and appreciate it so much!
The A. Family