About Project Write2Them
Focused on new military members and their families
Project Write2Them is a nonprofit corporation that serves to improve the morale of new U.S. military members and their families during basic training periods. Our mission is to ensure that every recruit’s name gets called at mail call – we do this by turning emails into letters from home™.
About Our Service:
Recruits do not have access to email, smart phones, or social media during basic training, which makes it difficult for them to receive support and encouragement from loved ones back home. Family members and friends who want to stay in touch are challenged with the cost of postage and the logistics of keeping a continuous stream of letters in mail. Project Write2Them provides an easy and cost-effective way for family and friends to send letters to their recruit – all they have to do is send emails, Project Write2Them takes care of the rest.
At a time when it’s needed most, Project Write2Them is there to help families and friends provide the support and encouragement their recruits need. Additionally, a volunteer letter writing program is currently being established to support those military recruits who do not receive letters from home. Project Write2Them is dedicated to helping provide all new U.S. military members with letters of support and encouragement.
About Our Operations:
Project Write2Them is staffed by volunteers and supported by individual donations and corporate sponsors. Project Write2Them currently provides its services at a low cost to the family and no cost to the military recruits or the military service branch. With increased individual donations and corporate sponsorships, Project Write2Them hopes to offer this service at no cost to families.
Helen A. Simmons, Executive Director
Helen manages daily operations for Project Write2Them. She is the proud mother of an active duty Air Force TACP and the proud daughter of a WWII Marine Corps veteran.
Robert M. Simmons, Treasurer/Director
Bob is an active volunteer and the organization's treasurer. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and MIT, a nine-year Air Force veteran and the proud father of an active duty Air Force TACP. Bob keeps the write2them.org web site running smoothly.
Malcolm J. Swanson, Director
Mr. Swanson is an Army veteran, helicopter pilot, and businessman. He is a sales and marketing consultant in the electric power industry, and advises Project Write2Them on business strategy.
Paula S. Simon, Director
Ms. Simon is a retired Air Force Colonel who spent over 23 years as a Laboratory Officer, overseeing clinical laboratories of varying sizes. She is co-owner of a Curves Franchise and has volunteered for a Susan G. Komen Affiliate for the past nine years serving as a member of the Board of Directors, chairperson and member of the Grants Committee, and office volunteer.