Executive Director, Lisa Berg was interviewed with Laurie Kendrick of News 92 Houston about Operation Hug-A-Hero. We appreciate News 92FM helping to spread awareness so we can help more of our Littlest Heroes on the homefront. You can listen to their interview here.
Someone once said, “A Dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.”
Fathers’ Day is a day set aside for honoring Dads and celebrating all that they mean in our lives. For military children it can be a sad day when Dad is an ocean away deployed to a foreign land. Special days like Father’s Day, Christmas and Birthdays are especially hard when a parent is deployed. Operation Hug-A-Hero seeks to pay tribute to these special kids as they cope with separation. Military children go through a range of emotions when Dad is away, everything from fears about his safety to worrying about the reunion when he returns. While the deployed or fallen parent can never be replaced, a Hug-A-Hero doll can offer solace during their most trying times such as a holidays and special occasions.
The Hug-A-Hero doll features the head-to-toe photograph of the child’s active duty parent (usually dressed in uniform), with a pocket in the back to save pictures or letters from their loved one. This one-of-a-kind doll is incredibly durable and washable so it can survive many deployments.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Operation Hug-A-Hero today. Your $20 gift can alleviate the worry and suffering of a small child missing their deployed or fallen parent. These brave children deserve the admiration and steadfast support of all Americans.
Individuals who wish to donate directly can do so via the Operation Hug-A-Hero website: www.operationhugahero.org. Corporations, Civic Groups, and Community Groups are encouraged to contact OHAH Director of Communications, Carla Olivo at 540-847-1467 or Carla.Contento-Olivo@operationhugahero.org or Executive Director Lisa Berg at email@example.com.
WALLED LAKE, MI, May 27, 2012 – The Walled Lake Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold 4th annual “Bill Compton Support Our Troops 5K Run and 1M Fun Walk” Memorial weekend on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at E. Walled Lake Drive and Ferland Street in Walled Lake’s Historic Lakefront District.
If you are in the Detroit, MI area this Memorial Day weekend, please come out and support our cause! Executive Director of Operation Hug-A-Hero, Lisa Berg will be at the event to personally thank the Walled Lake Community and Downtown Development Authority. We are proud to align ourselves with this amazing community again.
To see our Press Release, please click here.
We are proud to be featured in the Newsletter for Girl Scouts Council – Louisiana East during our Month of the Military Child campaign. We know firsthand how important volunteers are to our mission and to important organizations like the Girl Scouts. Thank you for featuring Operation Hug-A-Hero, Council Louisiana East! To read more, click here.
Operation Hug-A-Hero supports our military children and the children of our fallen public safety officers by providing a free Hug-A-Hero doll to those in need. April is Month of the Military Child but we also salute them all year long. See our Press Release here.
As we prepare to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, service and sacrifice, Veterans’ Day serves as a stark reminder that America’s sons and daughters are still in harm’s way half a world away and their sons and daughters are waiting and wishing for their parent to come home safely. View our Press Release here.
Operation Hug-A-Hero is humbled to receive the SERvice TO MAnkind award this week from the Tampa Gem SERTOMA Club on Thursday, Sept 22nd in Tampa. Executive Director Lisa Berg and Key Volunteer Ellen Kluver will accept the award on behalf of our entire Operation Hug-A-Hero team. The Tampa Gem SERTOMA Club has helped place many dolls into the arms of children in need by their continued generous donations to our cause.
The Operation Hug-A-Hero family extends their heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the families of the 30 U.S. Special Operations Troops killed over the weekend in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. These fallen heroes will always be cherished by their loved ones and their bravery and service to their country will never be forgotten by a grateful nation.
Operation Hug-A-Hero would like to offer each child affected their own custom-made Hug-A-Hero Doll of their fallen hero, their daddies. We believe our special dolls can provide a tangible, comforting connection for these children in the coming transitional months.
If you know a child directly affected by this recent tragedy who might benefit from a Hug-a-Hero doll, please contact Operation Hug-A-Hero at (888) HUG-0329, ext. 101 (484-0329).
If you would like to help Operation Hug-A-Hero in providing a little comfort to the children of our fallen heroes, please go to www.operationhugahero.org to make your tax-deductible donation.
We have set up Special Monitoring of our phone lines for this so that we can promptly respond to assist the Children (our little Heroes) in their time of need.
Operation Hug-A-Hero announces its FIRST Corporate Partnership with Hilton HHonors Giving Back Program! Loyalty program members donate Hilton HHonors points for children of deployed or Fallen American heroes to receive their own custom made Hug-A-Hero doll. We are honored to welcome Hilton HHonors Giving Back Program to Our Family. You can learn about us on the Hilton HHonors Giving Back program here.
To read more about this partnership, see our Press Release on PRUnderground.
7 Sweet & Simple Ways to Support Military Families
OO RAH to the editors of Redbook Magazine for this amazing feature about how ANYONE can support military families in the May, 2011 issue! We are thrilled that OPERATION Hug-A-Hero made Redbook’s “sweet and simple” list! Thank you, Redbook, and thank you to the tens of thousands of Redbook subscribers who will take action because of this article. We could not do it without you!