First, PFC Hunter Levine immediately had care packages and cards sent to him and the response was overwhelming. One group alone, a contact through our printing partner, sent over 300 cards from their community group. Then, PFC Levine received visitors, if I'm not mistaken, the very day after eMOM sent out our "call to action".
Also, we received hundreds of requests to support PFC Levine through our website and those supporters will be sending cards and letters of encouragement his way. Even 1st Sgt Disque sent an email to eMail Our Military President, Trish, saying:
"Thanks for supporting us and for taking the time to care for our wounded Soldiers. Hoah!!!"
1SG Brian M. Disque
C CO 2-30 IN
"Our Country, Not Ourselves!"
Additionally, PFC Hunter Levine's story was picked up across the internet by our milblogging community and has been reposted over and over by bloggers who support our troops along with other organizations that do similar things. Michelle Malkin, syndicated columnist and author, even reached out to her readers and asked folks to get involved.
PFC Hunter Levine's story even ran in his home state of Texas in Texas Magazine as a special eMOM Action Alert. All this through the power of the eMail Our Military network of support. Truly amazing and awe inspiring. What phenomenal people you are and what big hearts you have.
We placed a call to action for one of our own and you responded in a flash, without a moment of hesitation. Better still, you told your friends and they told theirs and what began as a blog post has now swelled into something so much bigger.
The outpouring of support for PFC Hunter Levine has become so great that a foundation has been created in his honor. Hearts For Hunter should make its debut on Monday, if all goes well, and his friend Blake Meaux will be the executor of his foundation. The hope is that they will get the necessary items he'll need for his return to Houston.
We appreciate all the support you've shown PFC Hunter Levine to this point and we hope you'll continue to do so through his foundation, Hearts For Hunter.
You may also send your cards and letters of support to:
Hearts For Hunter
395 Saw Dust Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
On a side note, though we sincerely appreciate how deeply you feel about the support eMOM's provided our troops over the last 7 years, we kindly ask that you don't leave negative comments on the sites that republished our post in full but did not attribute the original "Call To Action" to us.
If you've been looking for a way to show your support to our troops, now you can. You can participate in one of our many projects or register and sign up to correspond with service members one-on-one. Register with eMOM or Learn more about our holiday project to support our troops.
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