Tag Archives: First Responders

Inspiration from a Dedicated Volunteer

We are blessed to have thousands of wonderful volunteers all across the country. They inspire us and we know they’ll inspire you, too. Meet guest blogger, Patti: In 2013, as I read posts on Facebook thanking our Active Duty U.S. … Continue reading

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“Handmade-with-Love” Inspiration: Diane’s Scarves and Handwritten Notes

Here’s a guest blog post and some “Handmade-with-Love” inspiration from one of our many crafty, talented, and generous donors, Diane:  In 2011 my sister-in-law introduced me to Operation Gratitude’s mission and I embraced the call to action. That year I … Continue reading


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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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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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Praying for Boston

Thank you to the Massachusetts National Guard and all the first responders who risked their lives in the aftermath of yesterday’s bombing. We are praying for the victims, their families, the first responders and the investigating officials. Operation Gratitude stands ready … Continue reading

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Save the Date: One Million Care Packages and Counting

Save the Date and join us as we celebrate our ONE MILLIONTH CARE PACKAGE on December 7th this year! To keep posted about all the festivities, sign up on our “March to a Million Info” list here: http://bit.ly/PFXPwN The One Millionth … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

We are grateful for the many blessings we enjoy in this country of ours…and we count among those blessings all the members of our U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Emergency First Responders and Military Families. We are also very … Continue reading

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How to Make Paracord “Survival” Bracelets

Please note — IMPORTANT: You can find additional information, instructions and tips here: Paracord “Survival” Bracelets FAQs & Tips Watch this video to learn how to make the new Quick-Deploy style bracelets we are now sending in our care packages: Click here … Continue reading

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