Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members.
Tens of thousands of American Service Members are deployed in hostile and remote regions of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, and on ships throughout international waters. The physical conditions they must endure are difficult and they may be separated from loved ones for long periods of time.
Operation Gratitude seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in harm’s way.** Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support.
Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of funds for shipping expenses, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military in an active, hands-on manner.
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. For safety and security, the assembling of all packages occurs at the Army National Guard Armory inVan Nuys,California.
**Wounded Warrior Care Package Program:
Operation Gratitude works with representatives at Military hospitals and Wounded Warrior Transition Units to provide care packages for Wounded Warriors/Veterans to let them know they are never forgotten.
Recognizing that Warriors when first injured are most concerned with the well-being of their comrades still on the frontlines, we also offer a service to send care packages to the wounded’s buddies. Not only does this let the downrange troops know their wounded comrade is thinking about them, but most importantly, it helps the wounded feel they are still contributing to the mission and supporting their comrades.
Who We Serve:
Operation Gratitude sends packages to Wounded Warriors and deployed members of all Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and to units from all states and territories. While we will send at least 100,000 care packages per year, we know the recipients share with their comrades, so we project that at least 250,000 service members will be directly touched by our program annually. In addition, the impact of our program on morale is felt generally throughout the Military (2.7 million people) and by the loved ones of those who serve (several million more).
Demographics of Population Served::
The demographics of Operation Gratitude recipients mirror the overall makeup of our Armed Forces, which in turn closely reflect the American population. The 2008 published survey results:
Native American: 2%
Other (describe): 5% Declined to Specify
The gender demographics of our recipients also reflect the overall makeup of our Armed Forces, which is approximately 85% male and 15% female.
This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.
If you are looking for base housing or to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.