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You’re a Life-Saver!

In 2012, Operation Gratitude included the very first paracord “survival” bracelets in care packages to First Responders. The response was overwhelmingly positive so we decided to send them in every care package we could! We asked you, our volunteers, to … Continue reading

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2018 “Handmade-With-Love” — More Ways to Show You Care!

Are you “crafty” and looking for ways you can use your time and talents to help us support deployed troops, new recruits, veterans and wounded heroes? Here are some ideas for you! Drawstring Bags Scarves (and Hats!) for Troops Paracord … Continue reading

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2018: What Does Operation Gratitude Do?

Operation Gratitude started out in March 2003 by sending care packages to U.S. Service Members in combat zones. Over the years, we have implemented several additional Care Package Programs in response to developing needs within the Military Community. On December 7, … Continue reading

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“You have saved my life.”

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Want to Make Someone’s Day? Sponsor a Care Package!

May is Military Appreciation Month and to celebrate, we launched a new program to provide our supporters an opportunity to personally “Sponsor” Operation Gratitude Care Packages. With your tax-deductible donation of $20, $30, $50, $75, $100, $250 or $500 or … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 “Scarves for Troops” Update

Another guest post from our wonderful Scarves for Troops Program coordinator, Elaine Campbell: The letters, emails and photos have been pouring in from recipients of Operation Gratitude’s 2012 Holiday Drive care packages! Here are a few: My name is LTC J.M. … Continue reading

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WANTED: Volunteers to Make Paracord “Survival” Bracelets in 2018

We need over 100,000 Paracord “Survival” Bracelets to include in each of our care packages going to deployed troops overseas; to new recruits graduating from Boot Camp; to veterans here at home, and to first responders aiding in emergency situations! Read on … Continue reading

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…Gold Star Mothers Keep Giving…

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for all the volunteers who came to the armory on Friday and Saturday to help assemble thousands of Operation Gratitude care packages. (See the photo albums on our Facebook page.) … 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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“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!

Last year we enjoyed seeing the wonderful “Pictures for Patriots Contest” artwork submitted by K-12 students from all over the country.  But more importantly, the troops loved the artwork, too — so we thought we’d have another contest to find … Continue reading

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