Transforming 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. into a winter wonderland in three days is a daunting task — but as Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel learned in White House Christmas 2022, it’s a magical whirlwind. Join HGTV on a tour of the all-American holiday headquarters they helped create.
A cheekier version of the Bidens’ German shepherd appears in the “Kindness and Gratitude” themed Vermeil Room, peeking out of a wrapped gift box while Willow rests nearby. The room includes boxes from Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that delivers care packages to first responders, deployed troops and military families.
Five minutes could make a soldier overseas feel empowered and supported. Operation Gratitude sends a handwritten letter in each of the boxes that they ship out to military and first responders. In five simple steps, it is possible to share love, give thanks, and empower a person with inspiring words.
Somewhere far away this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, soldiers and first responders are going to receive a care package and inside it will contain a handwritten card thanking them for everything they do. The authors of the cards are groups of second graders at Wegienka Elementary School in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District.
Dozens of volunteers are spending the day in Harnett County putting together care packages for first responders. The nonprofit “Operation Gratitude” travels the country creating care packages for first responders and servicemembers. They’re spending part of this week in Erwin at the Erwin Business Complex.