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September 26, 2022

When people are at their lowest point, sometimes something as simple as a note or small gift can make a world of Carolyn Blashek's compassion and lightbulb moment cheer soldiers who don't get letters from home.

September 19, 2022

When people are at their lowest point, sometimes something as simple as a note or small gift can make a world of difference. Major General (Ret.) James Johnson, the head of Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends gift packages to service members overseas, speaks with host Holly Dailey and co-host Maria McConville about the power of gratitude

September 19, 2022

good inspires a group of dedicated knitters at The Palace Coral Gables who participate in the Knitter’s Circle and channel their love of knitting into helping others. In addition to helping others, the group is reaping health benefits found from knitting including meditation, improving memory and hand-eye coordination.

September 7, 2022

NASCAR race Fans on the midway at Darlington Raceway Sunday queued up at the Operation Gratitude tent to let American soldiers know the folks back home not only care but know how to stuff a care package.

September 7, 2022

Volunteers gathered at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Saturday to give back to deployed troops aiding Ukrainians in their CSX employees assembled the teddy bears in partnership with Operation Gratitude to provide comfort to military children. The stuffed bears will provide comfort to military children who have a parent deployed.

September 2, 2022

Volunteers gathered at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Saturday to give back to deployed troops aiding Ukrainians in their ongoing war against Russia just days after Ukrainian Independence Day and the official 6-month mark of the war. The event is part of CSX Transportation’s Pride in Service Community Investment Initiative in collaboration with Operation Gratitude. 

August 17, 2022

The Georgia Aquarium partnered with "Operation Gratitude" for a major thank you effort for veterans.

August 12, 2022

An effort that started from encouragement from her job to volunteer has become an annual tradition of giving back for a Leechburg resident. Brittany McLaughlin organizes an initiative to collect thank-you cards for service members for the California-based nonprofit Operation Gratitude. The nonprofit, founded in 2003, curates care packages to send to deployed troops, veterans, first responders, wounded heroes and caretakers, new service members and military families.

July 22, 2022

Operation Gratitude volunteer Bobby Cooper can usually be found with four things – a veteran hat, a military flag, a camouflage boot and a huge smile. Cooper, an Army veteran who served for 28 years, first learned of Operation Gratitude six years ago when he saw a displays at a veteran’s parade that he was participating in in North Carolina.

April 21, 2022

Operation Gratitude partnered with Support the Enlisted Project and GH Community to host a Care Package Assembly Day in San Diego April 20. All three nonprofits exist to support those who serve our nation and at the event, volunteers created thousands of Care Packages for First Responders in the Southern California region.

April 11, 2022

WNCT’s coverage of a Care Package Assembly Day held on April 9 at the Onslow Community Outreach Center in partnership with Veterans Services of the Carolinas. 3500 Operation Gratitude Care Packages were prepared at this event and will be delivered to Veterans and First Responders locally and across the country.

April 11, 2022

Operation Gratitude and Veterans Services of the Carolinas welcomed volunteers at a Care Package Assembly Day in Jacksonville on April 9 at the Onslow Community Outreach Center. There, 3,500 Care Packages were created for distribution to Veterans and First Responders. Watch WITN’s coverage of the event here.