Smiles and emails like these remind us why we do what we do…
Dear Operation Gratitude: Today I received a care package from your organization. It reminded me that even though my life out here is hectic, my days are crazy busy and my periods of rest always seem to be too short, there are those out there who are appreciative of all that we do and endure and it encouraged me to continue to press on for those people. Thank you for what you do.
So many service members deploy and don’t have someone back home to encourage them or motivate them and it’s wonderful that your organization has people who do so much for guys like that.
Thank you for what you have done, are doing and continue to do for us out here. With much love and appreciation, you all make what we do feel that much easier to do and endure.
Thank you so much! GySgt J.K.D.
We received this email on Christmas Day:
Operation Gratitude: I would like to say thank you very much for what you all do. It’s Christmas morning over here in Kuwait, and your box is the only present I got to open today and let me tell you — I was all smiles the whole time, teared up a couple times with what those wonderful, beautiful kids wrote.
It’s hard being away from my wife and two daughters but your words and gifts and support make it a little easier.
I got so excited over the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ DVD and ‘Peanut’ the little blue elephant Teenie Beanie Baby! And I LOVE the hand-knit scarf, very touching. Along with the running socks and all the rest of the goodies!
Please keep doing what you’re doing. It means the world to all of us over here on this side of the world! And the individual label made it really heartfelt and special!
God bless and Merry Christmas! PFC A.M.
The New Year will be here soon — and we already have requests for thousands of Deployed Troop, Veterans and Battalion Buddy Care Packages to ship in January.
Please ensure we can fulfill these requests! Send your tax-deductible donation today: Donate Now
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16444 Refugio Road
Encino, CA 91436
Thank you for your generous support! Over the past 10 years, you have helped us boost the morale of more than a million deployed Service Members, Veterans, Military Children and Wounded Warriors.
Every donation of $15 pays to assemble and ship another care package.
Happy New Year and THANK YOU from all of us at Operation Gratitude!