Operation Gratitude has launched one of the largest coordinated efforts in the country to support the brave men and women on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies across the nation will join together to leverage their collective resources to provide direct support to Frontline Responders nationwide.
Together the Coalition has pledged to support COVID-19 Frontline Responders by:
- Raising $1.5 million in financial donations to fund bulk deliveries of 5 million items to 400 hospitals, police and fire departments, National Guard units and other Military response forces that are currently deployed or about to deploy.
- Making in-kind donations of essential items, valued at $5 million, to support 300,000 frontline responders at hospitals, major metropolitan police and fire departments and deployed National Guard units over the next 10 weeks.
- Mobilizing dedicated and grateful employees and their families through #VirtualVolunteerism with a focus on writing letters of gratitude to military, first responders and healthcare heroes.
- Providing in-kind resources, to include critical transportation and logistics support and other professional services to ensure an agile and responsive operation
Since March 22nd, Operation Gratitude and our Coalition Partners have shipped Jumbo Care Packages to over 250,000 Frontline Responders in hospitals, police stations, and fire departments across the nation. As well as, National Guard units that have activated in support of COVID-19 and Deployed Troops serving overseas.
COVID-19 Frontline Responders Supported
Since March 22, 2020
“As we have all seen recently, the world can turn upside down in a matter of days. One thing that we can always count on during a crisis is our military and first responders on the frontlines. While they continue to serve, we will continue to support them with the help of this coalition. Together, we will deliver millions of critically needed items and letters of appreciation globally to the Frontline First Responders who need it most.” — Kevin Schmiegel, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.), CEO