Oklahoma Military Needs Your Help

63rd CST supports Moore tornado search and rescue operations
In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.  

Here are the most needed items — for your convenience, you can find many of them on our Amazon.com “Wish List” which ships directly to us:        

OK Support1. Nonperishable food: Baby Formula, Bottled Water, PowerBars, KIND Bars, energy bars or any other nutritious item that is both non-perishable and easily stored. 

2. ClothingAny type of new clothing: Men, Women and Children.

3. Entertainment items: Playing cards, books or any other entertainment that does not require electricity. 

4. Morale lifts: Letters to put in care packages.

5. Hygiene Items: Hand sanitizer, toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash and mouthwash. 

6. Gift Cards: Gift Cards to national stores or stores located in Oklahoma.

7. Miscellaneous: Sunscreen, diapers, boots, work gloves, batteries of all kinds, flash lights and baby wipes. 

We will accept these items at the Armory during our normal weekday hours (9-4) and also this Saturday from 9-4, as we have an Assembly Day scheduled.

Please drop off or ship items to:

Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Attn: Angel Cuevas/Receiving (262)674-7281

Please fill out and send this Donation Form with your items. If you want confirmation of delivery on your shipments prior to receipt of our acknowledgment letter (allow up to 12 weeks), please use the tracking system provided by your shipper.

Financial donations can be made by:

1. Check payable and mailed to:

Operation Gratitude
P.O. Box 260257
Encino, CA 91426-0257

Airman2. Online (e-check and credit card) here: DONATE

Thank you for your generous support of our fellow Americans impacted by the terrible devastation of the tornadoes.

(Pictured left: Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Tucker, a crew communication specialist with the 185th Air Refueling Squadron, steps through a space where a window once was at his home in Moore, Okla., May 22, 2013. Moore was heavily damaged following a deadly tornado that passed through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Nelson Jr.)

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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17 Responses to Oklahoma Military Needs Your Help

  1. Pingback: What Does Operation Gratitude Do? | Operation Gratitude Blog

  2. Andrea says:

    I am organizing a drive for the OK tornado through your organization at 3 commercial buildings we manage. Do you have a pdf specifically for this cause that I can have made into a sign? We participate in the Candy Buy Back each year & I know you have a flyer for that which I had made into a sign.

  3. kaydeebug says:

    Wonderful! I’m in the process of collecting donations from family and friends! Just wondering- will the items that we donate be just for military families in Oklahoma? Or anyone/everyone in need?

    • Thank you very much! We have contacts with the military in OK, and will be reaching out directly to those service members and their families who are themselves among the victims of the tornadoes.

  4. Reblogged this on The Do-Gooder Mama and commented:
    Operation Gratitude is a top-notch organization that offers support and care packages to members of the Armed Forces and their families. They are collecting donations to help Military families affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes on Monday. Please consider making a donation and supporting their cause!

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  6. Jack Benton says:

    Reblogged this on EHS Safety News America and commented:
    In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

    We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.

  7. NICI ROBERSON says:

    I clicked on the wish list and it brings me to my amazon wish list.. any way to add a link or update it?

  8. We all need someway to give! Thank you I will share your blog on Facebook too! Grateful as always!

  9. Reblogged this on notsofancynancy and commented:
    Wondering how you can help? Here is a great way!

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