Operation Gratitude and Operation Homefront Work to Better Support Service Members
Operation Gratitude and Operation Homefront, two national nonprofits, are entering into a collaboration agreement to better serve military service members and their families. Operation Gratitude
volunteers will assemble their signature Wounded Warrior and Caregiver packages for distribution by Operation Homefront to its clients. Operation Homefront will provide personal messages of thanks, “I Served” stickers, and other items to be included in Operation Gratitude’s Deployed Troop and Veterans care packages. Additionally, the two organizations will continue to look for other ways to support one another’s programs for the benefit of Military members and their families.
“Our programs are complementary, so this is a great example of how nonprofits can work together to aid our active service members and wounded warriors ,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Together, we’re better able to meet the diverse needs of our Military, and that is our sole focus. However, we also look to the future and recognize that more nonprofits need to collaborate and eliminate duplication.”
“With the change in operational tempo, we have sought to meet the emerging needs of the Military Community,” noted Carolyn Blashek, founder and CEO of Operation Gratitude. “Partnering with like-minded nonprofits is a valuable and effective way to reach more Military members who can benefit from both organization’s unique services.”
About Operation Gratitude
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, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, Wounded Warriors and First Responders. Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have assembled and shipped more than 865,000 care packages.