Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering the Vets, Supporting Those Still Fighting -- Operation Gratitude!

Last weekend Operation Gratitude packed and shipped over 7,300 packages to US troops serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere.  They are on track to ship their 750,000th package by the end of the Thanksgiving Holiday drive.  Is there something higher than The 1%?  'Cuz these folks are them.
If you have a loved one deployed, or know a deployed servicemember, have their CO contact Operation Gratitude to get their unit on the package list.
If you work for a company that sells, manufactures or distributes small toiletries, socks, t-shirts, entertainment items, snacks, etc., contact OG about tax deductible donations.  Goods always in demand!
If you want to participate, the armory is at the corner of Victory and Louise, just west of Balboa, in Encino. check the website for schedules under "volunteers".
If you want to make a cash donation, $15.00 fully deductible puts a ten pound gift box in a servicemember's hand.  OG has one of the highest, if not the highest, pass-through of any registered charity I know.  To the best of my knowledge, every penny donated goes to purchasing packing materials from the USPS and shipping the boxes.







This post dedicated to Sgt. Carlo Eugenio, from Rancho Cucamonga, California, served with the 756th Transportation Company, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, based at Van Nuys (the unit that hosts Operation Gratitude). He deployed to Afghanistan in August on a one-year mission. Previously he had served in Kuwait.  KIA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God bless all vets! Those that serve, have served, and those who serve in a Heavenly post! May their families and friends be comforted. God bless Sgt Eugenio. And SSG Martin Apolinar who was killed in action in Afghanistan in may.

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