UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 21:
We are now trying to make contact with our Military in Puerto Rico to provide supplies to that region, so devastated by Hurricane Maria. We continue to send provisions to Texas and Florida.
Thank you again to all who have supported this effort!
Like you, watching the heart-wrenching scenes from Texas and Louisiana, all of us at Operation Gratitude felt compelled to help. With your generosity, we have been able to provide significant support and supplies to the citizens of the devastated communities.
We have received tons (literally) of donations. We have sent out 5 different shipments totaling 61,164 pounds on 78 pallets to our trusted Military and First Responder contacts on the ground for distribution where needed. More pallets of donations are being readied to ship next week.
But we are not done!
Now we are tracking Hurricane Irma, projected to make landfall in Florida this Sunday, and another hurricane, Jose, that may potentially hit parts of the U.S. later next week. We have already connected with our Military contacts in those areas and are prepared to help.
We will continue to ship out your donated items (see below for current needs) over the next few weeks to all the areas impacted by the hurricanes. In addition, we will prepare our First Responder Thank You kits to send to the heroes of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and any other U.S. disaster zones.
We urge local volunteers (age 12 and older) to join us at The FOB every weekday from 9am to 4pm, especially this Monday, September 11, our National Day of Remembrance: 21100 Lassen Street Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please dress comfortably (it gets hot in the warehouse) and wear closed-toe shoes (for your safety).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your extraordinary kindness that enables us both to lend a hand to our fellow Americans, and to continue our mission to Say Thank You to All Who Serve. I am forever grateful.
Carolyn Blashek, Founder
P.s. Here is the list of current needs:
– Snack Bars
P.p.s. Financial donations can be made here.