I wanted to take the time to write you a heartfelt
note of gratitude and thanks for the wonderful
hats you have made and sent to our service
members overseas, and to let you know that all
of your hard work and compassion in this project
has provided myself and many others with a
beautiful token to be cherished...and with the
knowledge that Americans not only support, but
think about, and care for troops deployed around
the world. God bless all of you for all that you
The Ships Project:
Thank you very much for the donations. We here at
the medevac and all the patients we see thank you and your organization.
We appreciate all the people involved offering to help out in any way
possible. Its nice for people to take time out of their lives to help and
support the mission. Your donations will dramatically help out in keeping
the patients comfortable during their time of speedy recovery. Every
little bit of comfort will make the recovery process that much faster.
Thank you all again and have a wonderful day
The Ships Project is such a great thing. I can't tell
you how much it means
when you receive something from home (USA) when you are deployed. The fact
that people donate their time to say thanks and send any form of
appreciation does wonders for morale. There are also many people on ships
who don't have family or don't have family who have the means to send
things. Your kindness touches so many people on so many levels. Again
thank you for your time and support ~ and to your network of stitchers.
I'm a sailor on-board the Harry S Truman (CVN75). The other
day I was asked if I would like to receive a hat hand knitted by a
supporter of our cause. I said of course I would and they issued one to
me. I received a black and brown striped cap that is extremely
comfortable, stylish, and appreciated. I used to freeze in my rack when
I went to bed, but not anymore. So, I just wanted to take this
opportunity to thank you for thinking about us while we are out here.
It's people like you that remind us why we are out here fighting the
good fight. So, once again, I just want to say thank you and God bless
you for all that you are doing.
I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for
the cooling neck wraps. We received a large handful here at the USO on
Camp and just passed them on to a Marine SSgt who is soon returning to
the field where he will pass them out to his men. According to the SSgt,
they are a huge hit!
Thanks again for all you
and The Ships Project do for our wonderful deployed men and women.
Ellen, I sure could be a POC for you. I'm here until Apr
2012, so plenty of time!! Ties are cool and I'm sure we would love them.
Father's day is next week but a late present is better than nothing
right? You are right about the Heat-117 today!! YIKES! I know the cool
ties aren't the same as regular ties, and they are just about the most
popular item over here.
Everyone knows The Ships Project label and gets
excited when a box comes in no matter where we're stationed. We know it
won't be junk or useless stuff. Someone said you and your friends
started sending things to us over here and at sea right after 9/11 and
never stopped and never send things we can't use. Awesome job! Sometimes
getting packages is depressing as you open them to find things that no
one would ever want or things in poor quality. When that happens, we
tell the senders we cannot accept packages anymore. It's just too
I heard that your group sends us amazing Christmas
decorations, and I'll be here so can't wait to see them. You must
have the most amazing friends and helpers in the whole world.
Please thank all of the people who help and tell them it's nice not to
be disappointed when we open a box. Trust me, Ellen. No one here needs
used socks and underwear.
I apologize for not writing sooner. A couple of
weeks ago, I received the latest of three boxes
from The Ships Project. The hand-knitted hats
you sent arrived at a perfect time, when the
temperature here in Iraq dropped substantially.
My Marine Corps unit has been involved in the
assault on Fallujah since it began in early November. Typically, we would
spend 3 weeks clearing block by block, looking for insurgents and weapons
caches. Then we would spend 24-48 hours in the Fire Base, followed by
another 3 weeks' continuous operation.
Your thoughtful gifts were really appreciated by
the Marines. On behalf of all of us, I want to say a deep and heartfelt
thank you for all of your support. Please continue the good work. Believe
me when I say we all appreciate it.
I want to thank you for the hat
that you donated to the armed forces. Thank you
for the hat, and on behalf of all my soldier in
and me I want to thank you and the Ships Project
for you very thoughtful gifts. I have since
returned from Iraq and I still have the hat, and
I plan to have it for a very long time.
First, let me say thank you for all the headbands
that were sent to us. I am a Non-Commissioned
Officer in the Air Force stationed in Iraq and I
am very grateful for what you and the students
have done for the men and women serving over
Please let all the people know how appreciative we
are for these bands. The temperature here in
Iraq is an average 120 degrees and most of us
all work outside during the day under the sun.
These bands have kept us a lot cooler and more
productive. We have another couple of months
left in this country and the temperature is
going to rise and the risk of heat related
injuries and illnesses are going to rise also. I
am certain that these bands will reduce the
number of these sorts of injuries. Let everyone
know they are lifesavers!!
We received a box of hats from The Ships Project
today and I must write and thank you. These days it has been very cold
here in Qatar and as you can guess, many of us keep our hair cut very
short. That, combined with the fact that my work area has a huge air vent
blowing on me for 12-14 hours a day means my head gets cold. Your hats
arrived just in time!! I got one of the blue ones (air force) and am
wearing it right now... nice. Even in the summer, we go from 100+ heat to
super-cooled tents so we can wear them year round here.
It's obvious someone, somewhere
took the time to hand make these hats and I just wanted to let you know
that your works are very much appreciated here. It is amazing that what
may seem like a small thing to some, really is a huge morale booster for
us. I wouldn't trade this hat for anything that is "store bought" because
it is my constant reminder that great Americans such as you know we are
here and support us. Thank you once again from my heart and most
importantly... from my warm head!
Mrs/Ms. Harpin, thank you so much for the hats/beanie
caps/winter hats you sent to us. I'm here in Kandahar, Afghan and just
wanted to say thank you for your effort, time, and support.
The other day we had gotten a package with all these
head and neck bands inside. We have been using
them non stop since they have arrived. All the
troops over here have gotten at least one. I was
looking for a letter or an address to write to
personally thank you. I have this one sticker;
“The SHIPS Project” c/o Ellen Harpin.