As you may know, not too long ago we began supporting the First Responders who volunteer with the disaster response veterans service organization, Team Rubicon. One of the important items we include in our First Responder Kits are Paracord “Survival” Bracelets. Not only are the bracelets really cool-looking, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation.
The bracelets have become so popular we now hope to include one in each of our care packages going overseas to deployed troops. To meet the increased demand, we learned how to make our own bracelets and we’ve asked volunteers to start making them, too.
How to Make a Weaving Apparatus – Pictured, left — a simple, yet very handy tool!
Here’s a helpful video that demonstrates, step-by-step, how to make a bracelet:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Note: If you want confirmation of delivery on your shipments of item donations prior to receipt of our acknowledgment letter (allow up to 12 weeks), please use the tracking system provided by your shipper.
Need Materials or More Information? Bracelet Kits (with the cord cut and buckled for you) are available for sale here: http://bit.ly/XwtUIq – all proceeds benefit Operation Gratitude. Please email questions to our Official Paracord Bracelet Expert, Kelly: OpGratParacord@gmail.com
Please note: You can also Google Paracord and/or Buckle supplies to purchase elsewhere; however you will have to cut and buckle the cord yourself. Kelly will not give advice/input regarding where to purchase paracord or buckles, and she is not able to provide Bracelet Kits for free, even if the finished bracelets are ultimately donated back to Operation Gratitude.
Need Community Service Hours? Students can earn one hour of Community Service for every five bracelets made and donated. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note requesting that a Community Service Certificate is mailed to you. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information: email@example.com (Be sure to put the words “Operation Gratitude Volunteer” in the subject line.)
Please remember to include a Donation Form in every package you send us!
As always, THANK YOU for your support!