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LCAE Project Volunteer


Belicia Angela Luevano

Today I wrote letters to soldiers overseas with the Project Volunteer program and it went great. The process was orderly, it was impactful but simple, and a rewarding experience. College life is fast and tough and we get so caught up and forget about the outside world, stopping to write for soldiers in combat let's us take a step back and realize there is so much going on outside this tiny bubble we're under at UT and we need to go out and change the world still.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/08/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Christopher J. Medina

Wrote letter to U.S. service men and women over seas expressing our thanks and attitude.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/08/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Grettel Paola Ruiz
Anshuman Singhal

As part of the "Caring for Camo" volunteering program, we wrote letters to soldiers abroad, thanking them for their services in fighting to maintain peace and welfare for the citizens of the United States of America.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/08/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Caitlin Dyess

We volunteered to write letters to soldiers as a part of Caring for Camo.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Vanessa Osorio

For this service project titled Caring for Camo, we all wrote letters to American soldiers thanking them for their services. This was a truly humbling experience and I really enjoyed being a part of it.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Maria Paula Nieto

Recognizing those who fight for freedom can be easily ignored and forgotten because of the busy lives everyone deals with. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, a couple of students at the University sat down and wrote letters to American soldiers. These letters told them a little bit about ourselves, our background and our hobbies, as well as thanking them for their fight in other countries and great courage. We were able to express our gratitude and show some of our respect towards them, and wished them a safe return back to their home country and families.
Often people forget that there are those courageous individuals who go fight for freedom to create a brighter and better future for all of humanity. It felt good to write to the soldier, and not exactly knowing who would read it made it fun and interesting. I had never really found a way to thank these men and women who sacrifice so much for their country. Even though they’re not specifically representing my own country, since I am not American, they are fighting for other people around the world and their freedom, and I respect and look up to those actions. They are fighting for humanity and for everyone in the planet and for the rights that every individual deserves. Living in Saudi Arabia made it close to home as well, since some of the soldiers are stationed in the Middle East, so they could easily be around that area. Knowing the situation there made me realize and think about everything they are dealing with, and everything they are fighting for. Before this experience, I never really sat down for a long period of time to think about these men and women, and how much they give up to go fight, and how much courage they have to leave their homes and not be guaranteed a certain return date. They leave their homes, the ones they love, the comfort and safety, and risk everything for the future of others. If you don’t consider these people heroes, then I don’t know who you would. The project made me realize that such a small detail could create such a large appreciation and create such happiness to another. It also creates a bigger sense of unity, and stability, letting the soldiers know that their country supports them and has their back. It reminds them what they are fighting for and assures them they are not alone.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Samina Rahman

At this Project Volunteer service called "Caring for Camo," we each made a letter of appreciation for a soldier. I really enjoyed writing the letter because it allowed me to express how grateful I am for the security they provide our nation. I feel this was a great service and would definitely be a part of it again.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014), The University of Texas at Austin
Henry Smith

Henry @ LCAE Project Volunteer

It was a joyful and emotional experience writing letters to active service members. While we are often reminded to be thankful for our service men and women, there isn't often an opportunity to interact directly with currently serving members of the military.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with University Leadership Network, LCAE Project Volunteer
Alec Chappetta

We wrote letters to troops who are currently on active duty. This was a great opportunity to show the deep appreciation we have for the men and women risking their lives to ensure our freedom. I am grateful that I had an opportunity to do something for the troops.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014), The University of Texas at Austin
Maryse Rodriguez

"Caring for Camos" was an awesome way to show our troops overseas that their service is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Divine C. Ntomchukwu

Writing a letter that will actually get sent to a US Soldier was actually pretty cool due to the fact that it'll probably brighten his/her day as they constantly struggle to fight for our country.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Sarah Renee Pedraza

The "Caring for Camo" project consisted of volunteers writing letters to the soldiers over seas.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014)
Saket Kumar

Wrote a letter to overseas troops in order to wish them a safe return and let them know that we are grateful for their service

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014)
Cade Edwards

Wrote letters to soldiers to wish them a safe homecoming and tell them about ourselves.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with The University of Texas at Austin
Yavin Flores Hinojosa

I wrote letters to soldiers.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014), The University of Texas at Austin
Maleeha Syed

The event consisted of writing at least one letter to a soldier for "Caring for Camo". A very easy, relaxing event; I felt like I was making a direct, positive, and meaningful impact without having to go to extensive lengths to achieve fulfill service requirements.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/07/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014), The University of Texas at Austin
Arlette Kenya Garcia

Caring for Camo - wrote letters to soldiers overseas

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/06/2014 with UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014), The University of Texas at Austin
Grettel Paola Ruiz