As we go about our daily lives it is easy to forget all those who make sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom. There are many ways to show support for our service men and women.
Today we highlight one volunteer organization that works year round to brighten the days of our military, veterans, and first responders. We encourage you to learn more about Operation Gratitude and to support this worthwhile organization.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages. Visit the Operation Gratitude website
Not sure how you can help? Operation Gratitude maintains a “wish list” on its website to help you determine how you can best help. The website also includes a lot of information how specific ways you or your organization can help. Of course, financial contributions are always welcome but there are many other ways you can support Operation Gratitude.