Operation Gratitude – Thanking Every American Who Serves

by | Dec 5, 2017 | Community | 0 comments

by | Dec 5, 2017 | Community | 0 comments

With the holidays upon us, the spirit of giving is in the air.  This last month, we had the privilege and opportunity to hold a collection drive for Operation Gratitude to give back to our troops.  Operation Gratitude is on a mission to thank every American that serves, and they do that through sending care packages, collection drives, letter writing, craft projects and more.


Supporting Our Troops and First Responders

We held a collection drive in conjunction with Veteran’s day to show our appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country overseas or right here on American soil. They all sacrifice so much to keep us safe and restore order in times of devastation and disaster. Our management team made 100 paracord bracelets and assembled 100 hygiene kits that we put in boxes to send off to the troops.



We enlisted the help of our writers and editors —and even some of our children!—to write letters and draw pictures to send to first responders, new recruits deployed troops and veterans. When there was a little room left in the boxes, we filled them to the top with Beanie Babies and flashlights.


How You Can Help

You don’t have to wait until next Veteran’s day to show you care. There are many ways to express your thanks through Operation Gratitude, and they can be done any time of the year.  We encourage you to get involved however you can!

Melinda Rhodes
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