Operation Gratitude: Spreading Cheer for Troops
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Spreading Cheer for Troops

August 18, 2020 | 1:18

The pandemic couldn’t stop Operation Gratitude! Volunteers filled 5,035 care packages that were sent to deployed troops around the world in Qatar, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the UK.

A couple of months ago when COVID-19 broke out we had to make a decision as an organization to either shut down completely or pivot, and we made the right decision.

Over the course of three days we’ll bring together probably about 100 to 120 volunteers, over six four-hour shifts and we’ll assemble 5,000 care packages for deployed troops.

Care packages are essentially reminders of home.

And we start with the basic premise that we’re filling our care packages with brands and items that will remind the recipients of their own households.

On top of that, we try to fill the care packages with very useful items, and then very importantly and really last but not least, are the handmade items like a hand-knit scarf or a handwritten letter.

And those go on the very top of the box with a letter from us explaining all the items and what they mean.

Operation Gratitude is like no other non-profit in the country.

We’re about action, and most Americans want to take action right now.

 


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