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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

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Ladies here we go, another ship. This on we have to thank the CMC from the USS Decatur, he has been working with me to get the other ships involved.


This Ship needs to go fast, they will be changing Addresses in mid- February and we need them done before the change.

There are 330 aboard the ship and they need some Love for us, The Chaplain said they are inneed of something that will lift their spirits. They have been working long hours and little or no communications with the families at home. We all know how hard this can be on a person.

Lets make their faces light up with each pillowcase, let let them know that we here at home support them.

PLEASE make sure that you stick to your ship dates and that you let SUE and I know your counts and when you ship. There will ONLY be 2 waves so make sure you let us know ASAP.


Wave 1 - Jan. 12th -16th


Birdie -30


Terry D 35

Ethel 29

Carol C 25

Arlene 57

Cindy S 25

Sue S 30

Sue L 13

Janie K 25

Maryellen- 1+(3 These are command not in count)

Ladies You have done an AWSOME JOB!!!! We will not need a second wave  PLEASE make sure you let Sue and I know when You ship... God Bless You ALL !!!!!!!! 


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My students just did another 27.  Let me know where you want me to send them.  Kelley

Hi Kelley,

I am posting a thread for a new ship tonight.  I'll also email you.  thanks!

these pillowcases are from Carol C in PA and the 2nd photo from Ethel in AZ:

the top photo is what I sent and the bottom from Terri B:

these are from Susan S in OH:

Command Photos

they look great!  awesome job!

this ship did change addresses and Names!   See the nice letter that Maryellen received today. And of course, any note/letter/gift that comes to HAE is for all of you/us.   Nice to get something after so many months of mailing!

Well, on 2nd thought, I'll have Maryellen post it after some editing.  don't want to give out too much info on  here.

This is the Letter that Sue was talking about, I do have permission to post with his name. As Sue said it may be addressed to me but this is for ALL of HAE, we are a team and I am PROUD to be part of that team.



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