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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.

We Will Never Forget: Thanking Heroes

“Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.” –President George W. Bush Our country is still strong, and a great people has indeed been moved to defend our great nation. We will never … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude: Disaster Relief Update

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 … Continue reading

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Help for Texas and Louisiana

UPDATE: Thanking Our Heroes — You can help say “thank you” to First Responders assisting with hurricane relief efforts. We are all watching the ongoing floods and devastation in Texas (and heading to Louisiana…and now with Hurricane Irma on the … Continue reading

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One Soldier – One Watch – One Boy’s Hope

Without a doubt, the work Operation Gratitude does would not be possible without the generous help we receive from across the country. Now and then we’d like to introduce you to some of our special donors and volunteers, like Wesley … Continue reading

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Our Thanks to YOU and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

An important message from Operation Gratitude Founder, Carolyn Blashek: During March, our Southern California supporters mobilized, assembled and put their hearts into Jersey Mike’s Subs​ Month of Giving to benefit Operation Gratitude. Last Wednesday, the proceeds of every sub sandwich … Continue reading

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September 11th & First Responder Care Kits

It was an extraordinary day of camaraderie, emotion, and patriotism when 1,332 volunteers and dozens of local First Responders united at Forward Operating Base: Operation Gratitude (aka “The FOB”) on September 11, 2016. Working together, we renewed our vow to … Continue reading

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SPAMERICAN Tour Serves Up Gratitude Across America

Have you heard about the SPAMERICAN!™ Tour? Our friends at SPAM® Brand have partnered with Operation Gratitude as their awesome food truck travels cross-country thanking SPAM® fans and honoring those who so bravely serve our country! Continue reading

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