NVC Newsletter

Troops Offer Thanks for Sending Them a "Cup of Joe!"

by Keith Yamaguchi
April 2018, Volume 68, Issue 4

A member asked: How did NVC get involved with COJ ... great idea, just would like to know the events and thinking behind NVC supporting this.  Thanks very much!!

Keith: Long before this project was sponsored by the NVC, I was donating cups of coffee through the Cup of Joe program on my own.  I was donating to our service men and women usually around the Holidays, however after some thought, it occurred to me that these men and women needed our support 24/7 -- not just during the Holidays.  I reflected back to my own experiences as a Vietnam veteran in the late 1960's ('68'-69) and I was determined that these young men and women should never have to experience the same abusive attitudes after coming home from Vietnam.  The Cup of Joe program is a very simple and easy way to say thanks every day.

The total cost of the program for the NVC is $300 annually ($25 per month) and in my estimation a very small price to pay to those serving in our Armed Forces.  Frankly, it would have been nice to have such a program during the earlier war years.  I know (judging by the thank you notes we receive) that this small gesture is much appreciated.

Thanks for asking and have a great day.

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Here are some of the messages the NVC has received from Troops wanting to thank you for sending them a Cup of Joe!

Thanks for the awesome cup of coffee and remembering your Soldiers that are deployed in service of our nation.

            - Service member serving in Bagram Main (south), Afghanistan

Thanks so much for the coffee! It's very appreciated. Rick

            - Service member serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Thank you so much for the support from back in the states. God bless.

            - David serving in BPC Mall, Qatar

Thank you very much!

            - Karl serving in New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan

Thank you!

            - Service member serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Thank you so much for the cup of joe. It means a lot.

            - Service members serving in BPC Mall, Qatar

Thank you for your donation!

            - Jeffrey serving in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait

Thank you for your support sir! Thanks for the coffee as well :)

            - Spencer serving in Al-Dhafra Motown, United Arab Emirates

Thank you this means a lot to us, makes our day.

            - Service member serving in Ali Al Salem Flight Line, Kuwait

Thank you.

            - Service member serving in Bagram Main (south), Afghanistan

            - Service member serving in Al Asad LSA Tripoli

Thank you for the coffee - to receive this was a joy after a long day in the sand. Thank you!

            - Service member serving in Camp Buehring (Udairi), Kuwait

You are very welcome! Thank you for such a perfect gift. Makes me feel closer to home.

            - Joel serving in Camp Buehring (Udairi), Kuwait

Thank you so much, this is a very thoughtful act of kindness to let us know you care about us military members out here. Thank you!

            - Service member serving in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait

Thank you so much!

            - Service member serving in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait

Thank you

            - Service member serving in Bagram Main (south), Afghanistan

            - Service member serving in Al Asad LSA, Tripoli

Thank you for the coffee! It brightened my day. Thank you for your support of the troops!

            - Service member serving in ATOC (Ops Town) - Al Udeid Base, Qatar

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To send a Cup of Joe, go to: https://www.greenbeanscoffee.com/products/cup-of-joe-for-a-joe