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How You Can Help

ANYONE WHO CAN SEW. We are in need of anyone willing to donate just a couple of hours each week to making "Hugs" (cooling wraps) for our troops in Afghanistan. The temperatures there will be in excess of 120 degrees F and these wraps will greatly help keep them cooler in the desert heat. Also, "Smellies" (boot fresheners). Instruction are on the "Items We Send" page. They are very simple to make and we will provide all materials needed to make them. Contact us for more details.

We pack boxes with various items to send to the troops. You can help with this process by joining one of our packing parties or setting up a party of your own. Get a group together and come on out and pack boxes, fill baggies with goodies or other items that will be going into packages. 

We have fund raisers thoughout the year and will post on the "Upcoming Events" page. You can also email us at and ask to be put on our email list and we will update you on what's happening when and where. As well we will send emails of communications we've had with our troops.

Collecting items to send. Get your church, work group or organization involved and collect items we can send to the troops. Check the "Items We Send" page for a list of items that you can collect for us to send. 

Letters and Cards. We send letters and cards from individuals as the first thing they will see when they open a box. We also love to have letters, homemade pictures and cards from young people. A little something personal to send is alway a welcome sight for our men and women away from home.

OF COURSE, we need funds to pay the postage and to get items we need that are not donated. You can mail a check or use paypal (see home page upper right side for link). All donations are tax deductible. 


Thanks to so many who have helped make The Hugs Project of Western Kentucky work.. We grow and that growth is due solely to the blessings of God and the work and efforts of every person connected. No one person could do what we've accomplished alone. There are too many to mention by name (mostly because I'm afraid I'd miss someone LOL). But every one is important and the troops have benefited and are very grateful for all the work and love shown to them by our group. God bless our troops and may they come home safely.

Remember to pray without ceasing for the safe return of our troops.

Gayron "Papa Ferg" Ferguson

Some people's heroes wear capes, Mine wear Kevlar