Welcome to The HUGS Project
All proceeds from “Say a Little Prayer” go to The Hugs Project to support troops in harm's way.
The Hugs Project was started in June 2004 by Ray and Karen Stark in Edmond, OK as a labor of love. They wanted to make sure every American service member knows they are loved and appreciated by those who remain at home enjoying the freedom they provide.
As the war winds to a close, we still have over 10,000 deployed troops in Afghanistan. They are having trouble getting supplies because the stores aren’t being restocked. The US Military doesn’t want to go off and leave tons of supplies for whoever comes in next. So, even basic items are hard to come by.
Our troops work hard every day and when they finally get a break and can receive mail from home, we want them to find care packages overflowing with snacks, hygiene items, DVD’s and CD’s, Oreos, socks and other much needed items. Most of all, we want them to experience the love we’ll be tucking inside, along with cooling ties and other items that remind them someone cares.
Packing these boxes with items, and sending them out costs a lot of money. Whether you can help by sending us items to pack, or with monetary donations, any amount of help is appreciated. For a list of some items that we use in care packages, visit our Care Package Items page, or visit our Donation page to donate to our cause. Money donated goes directly to supplies and care package items but also to our newest focus.
We are now working with clinics in Oklahoma to help provide the most effective care for PTS (posttraumatic stress) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). The Hugs Project (through your generous donations) is funding care for returning troops, veterans and first responders. No military person will ever be asked to pay for treatment. They have already covered the price with their service to our country. Don’t you agree?
The treatment is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and it’s exciting to be in on the ground floor of this effort. Studies in Israel and the U.S. have proven HBOT is the most effective treatment one can receive for brain injuries. If you want to learn more, please join our Facebook group (Hyperbaric Oxygen for Returning Troops and Veterans) at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PatriotClinics. You can also research “PTSD + Oxygen” on YouTube to learn more.
You can learn more about how you can become involved by sending an email via our Contact page. We are happy to help you get started supporting some of America's finest young men and women.