"Beat the Heat" 

Care Packages

While we are enjoying summer outdoor activities and going on vacation, our service members in the Middle East are suffering through extreme heat in the summer months when daily temperatures can exceed 100 degrees by 9:00 AM.  They are in fairly remote locations without a U.S. PX or other amenities and   do not have the ability to go purchase more items when needed.   This makes it especially difficult for the younger troops.


Hugs for Soldiers is collecting items through July 2018 requested by our troops.  Donated items will be packed and shipped overseas as soon as we receive them.  When a service member is deployed, anything they receive from home is greatly appreciated.


Wish list items for male and female troops:


  • Sunscreen/after sun (lotion & pump spray).  NO AEROSOLS

  • Socks – white or black crew – and ankle socks to keep feet clean and dry

  • Personal care items

  • Over the counter meds – allergies, pain reliever, cough drops, antacids, eye drops, etc.

  • Letters and cards of thanks for the sacrifices they are making for us.

  • In addition, please consider making a monetary donation to support the shipment of these packages.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Send your donations to:

Hugs for Soldiers

P. O. Box 2887

Duluth, GA  30096

Drop off donations, UPS or FedEx:

Hugs for Soldiers

Duluth First United Methodist Church

3208 Duluth Hwy. 120

Duluth, GA  30096