“You have saved my life.”

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Sometimes we receive correspondence that says more in a few sentences than we ever could: 

Dear Americans: I recently received a package from Operation Gratitude. In moments my energy was back. Like a second wind powered by a 5 Hour Energy shot.  And it may sound silly but the Beanie Baby brings an odd feeling of comfort to a grown man.  Most importantly the paracord survival bracelet. On that day I was beginning to lose hope, and I now wear this bracelet as a constant reminder that no matter how hard the road ahead may be there are people counting on me and I can’t give up on them.

You have saved my life.

AE2 R.L., The Lone Sailor 

This type of email confirms that our work is still important. Read more: 

A Care Package Saves a Life…Again
The Power of a Package


With your help, we can continue to provide hope to our troops.

Donate Now — every $15 helps pay our shipping and assembly costs to send another care package. Please consider setting up a recurring donation that for just pennies a day would send a care package each month.

Want to help make paracord bracelets? Learn how: How to Make a Paracord “Survival” Bracelet

Bracelet Kits (with the cord cut and buckled for you) are available for salehttp://bit.ly/XwtUIq

As always, THANK YOU for your generous support!

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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5 Responses to “You have saved my life.”

  1. Pingback: “You have saved my life.” | Trixie's Trash Talk

  2. emjayandthem says:

    5 years as a citizen TODAY. I am reposting this on Facebook in hopes you get a lot more $$ tonight🙂 MJ

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