Operation Gratitude’s COO, retired Marine Colonel Paul Cucinotta, can make 40 paracord “survival” bracelets in one hour. Paul taught himself, because he believes in our mission, and saw firsthand the impact that Care Packages and handmade paracord survival bracelets have on our deployed Troops, Veterans, and First Responders.
By taking the time to craft a paracord bracelet, you are providing a hero with a tangible, lasting expression of your gratitude, and a symbol of the appreciation of grateful Americans everywhere. This letter, sent to us from a deployed Marine on Christmas Day 2016, shows that though a paracord bracelet may seem small, its impact is big.
As you know we have a goal to deliver 525,600 Operation Gratitude Care Packages in 2019 — one for every minute of the year. Since we include a handmade paracord bracelet in every package or pouch, that’s A LOT of paracord bracelets that we still need.
To help reach our goal, we are challenging everyone to #BeatPaul and make as many paracord bracelets as they can for our nation’s heroes around the world and here at home.
You can learn more about the 16-Day Red, White and Blue Paracord Bracelet Challenge. Join us from June 20th through July 5th and be sure to #BeatPaul.