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"Dearest Chrissy, Again you and your volunteers are coming through with loving support for our young soldier/patients! You are bringing joy, hope and insight to our warriors who are in desperate need of those exact things! Word is out about the treasures arriving to 11 WEST by operation paperback and the Ft Bliss Behavioral Health Clinics dealing with our guys , and others, when the are outpatients have asked for some workbooks and also send their thanks. They were given some PTSD Workbooks and all is being put to good use. Wish you could see the miracles happening because of your charity. I share with you another moving event that would not have been possible if it wasn't for you. A soldier on our unit suffering from PTSD was experiencing rage and his family was at a loss as to what to do and the talk of severing a marriage of many years seemed to be the only way out. The soldier was counseled and treated by our good psychiatrists and among the books you sent was one for his family. The soldier and his family have been reading it together during visiting hours and are sharing most positive communication over it. They asked to keep it and I cannot say no. We do not know if the marriage will continue but some tools for possibly rebuilding an even stronger union are there now. The therapy and the medication and the environment for immediate safety are present but the literature that enlightens and creates some insight is priceless. Thank you! Please thank your volunteers and the ones I list are the most recent. Please forgive me if someone is left out. The days I am off staff opens the packages and addresses may accidentally get misplaced. The books and the personal items are appreciated. The intent was to provide our warriors with a library but they ask to keep the literature and I for one can't refuse them. Here is my list: Chrissy H.,Enea H, Sandy M, Anne F, Roxanna B, Chris S, Liz F, Richard S, Victoria S, S.Sylvia, Elaine J, Eleanor D, John F, Linda K, K. F. A warm embrace to each of you! "
By: Rosa K. (USA)
Left on 07/24/2013

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As a volunteer shipper, you collect and ship your own books using the addresses that we provide. Volunteer shippers are an integral part of Operation Paperback, sending over 90% of the books shipped under our program.

How does the program work?

You begin by registering with us and accepting our volunteer agreement. There is no cost associated with registering as a shipper. We promise to keep your personal information secure.

Once you have registered with us, you can login and request addresses of troops overseas, veterans or military families using our automated system. Input the genres you have on hand (mysteries, westerns, etc.) and our system will generate a customized list of names for your use. Label your books and insert our standard shipping letter (or your own personal note). Pack and address your box using the names we provide. Then head to the Post Office to mail your box. It's that simple!

Most people enjoy being Volunteer Shippers because of the personal process of mailing books directly to someone in need. Military personnel, veterans and military families certainly appreciate the time and care given to packaging boxes of books for them.

You can send a single shipment or several; it's up to you! If you think you're ready to become part of our network, please click the link below to begin the process. Operation Paperback staff will help you every step along the way!

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