Helping Our Troops
Stoneham, Massachusetts  U.S.A.



Thank you to everyone back home for your continued unit and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

~ Sgt. Gustavo Nogueria~
     United States Army

     ~ Combat Hospital Staff ~



July temp's hit 136...

Thank on behalf of the 387th your packages have helped me and my fellow airman get through some tough days. We appreciate all the support from home...thanks again!

   ~A1C Greg Speakman~
    United States Air Force

Welcome to the website of Helping Our Troops!

HELPING OUR TROOPS (H.O.T) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity home based out of Stoneham, Massachusetts.  This program was created in an effort to support our American Hero's from Massachusetts serving overseas.

Our Mission began 12 years ago, November 2006.  We promised our local soldiers we wouldn't stop sending care-packages until all our service members returned home.

Here we are in 2018...never did we imagine our program to still be in full force but the battle continues and so do we!  To this day we stand true to our words and firm on our promise!  SPECIAL THANKS to all our supporters throughout the years for you continued support, we couldn't do this without YOU!!!


Helping Our Troops has supported many local soldiers over the years and made many new friends along the way.  Here is a video created back in 2012 that gives you a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes and just what this program means to our soldiers serving overseas.  

Members of the National Guard 182nd Infantry stopped by to thank us....Colonel Tom Stewart, Battalion Commander, Sgt. John O'Riordan, Pfc Johnson and Pfc Young.

Thank you to Alan McRae for putting together this wonderful video!

This site is dedicated to our brave men and woman, past, present and future,
who have served and continue to serve our country overseas in "Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom".




No Individual, Volunteer or Group is authorized to solicit the public for donations using our name.
Tax-deductable donations of support should be sent directly to:

StonehamBank, 80 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA  02180.

ALL CHECKS must be made payable to: Helping Our Troops

We have never asked for money over the phone and we do not intend to start!  Unfortunately, we have been informed that someone or group is using our name to scam people...


Helping Our Troops (H.O.T.) is a program designed to support our American Hero’s from Massachusetts serving overseas.  We are an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity home based out of Stoneham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.  


Massachusetts National Guard 181st Infantry Sendoff Ceremony - March 2017

The Soldiers based out of Worcester, Massachusetts, will deploy overseas for approximately 12 months in support of the Multinational Force and Observers Task Force Sinai, 
"Best in the Desert!", to assist with joint security efforts.  This is their 6th deployment since 9/11.

Our Mission is not political, we are here solely to send our love and support to our local soldiers while they are away from home and to provide them with the necessary items they are in need of while serving our country.

Our Goal is to ship out as many care packages as possible to our troops on a monthly basis and we welcome you to join us!  Volunteer opportunities await those who would like to make a difference in a soldiers life.  Your support with this program will ensure the continuation of package deliveries throughout the year or until all our soldiers return home safely.  

Contact us today to find out about the many ways you can help at

Our Accomplishments from our first shipment in December 2006 we have supported over 42,000 soldiers maintaining 23 Combat Hospitals and 29 Chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan.  As of January 2017 we have proudly shipped out over 100 TONS of goods to the soldiers we support overseas.

If you have a friend or family member from Massachusetts now serving in the military please let us know by visiting our "Package Request" page.


126 Medical Evac Unit from Massachusetts receiving their packages. Thank you to all for your donations in making this happen!


Thank you to those who have made our program the success that it is today.  The outpouring of support we have received for all our soldiers from surrounding communities has been outstanding.






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