Mail Call

We receive letters every day from Care Package recipients abroad and at home. Check this page often to read their messages to YOU, the American people, who made their Care Packages possible.

I truly appreciate the love and concern that you’ve shown myself and my unit. Thank you very much for the care package.”

A.F.

We were presented a package for each of us yesterday during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony

We are both veterans.  We met in 1970 while we were both stationed at Hunter AAF, Savannah, Ga.  I was a helocopter pilot and she was an Army nurse.  We have now been married for 48 great years.  We were presented a package for each of us yesterday during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony.
Thank you so much.  We appreciate both the packages and the thoughts behind them.  Sorry we didn’t think to take pictures.
Keep up the great work.
Have a good day,
D. and D. H.

For those of us who come from loving homes, or broken ones, you provided a moment in which we all could feel at home

Good Evening!

I Am a Sailor onboard the USS ***** , and recently I was reassured by an act of kindness. Operation gratitude is
A new concept to me, as this is my 3rd deployment, and my first to receive such a thoughtful gift. I wanted to express my gratitude for all of your volunteers, staff, and those who took the time to send my shipmates and I all of these care packages, which all came as a complete surprise. For those of us who come from loving homes, or broken ones, you provided a moment in which we all could feel at home.
Merry Christmas and God Bless you all.

Forever grateful,

CS2(SW) N. K.

Thank you for your support and I wish you a great Christmas and New Year holiday season

Good morning Operation Gratitude,

I am ENS William N., onboard USS *****  (CG 53).

The ship is on deployment and we recently received a lot of packages from your organization.

Thank you for your support and I wish you a great Christmas and New Year holiday season,

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”,

Very Respectfully,
ENS N., W., T.
Disbursing Officer
Supply Corps, United States Navy

Your packages mean more to us than we can say

Good Morning,

I am the Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS *****

I wanted to take the time to say Thank You on behalf of the entire Supply Department.  Your packages mean more to us than we can say.  It is wonderful to know that there are such gracious, kind people in the world.  We are humbled and honored.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Very Respectfully,
LSCS (SW/AW) V C
Supply Department LCPO

I feel blessed to know that people care that we are out here, and my family is not alone when they are grateful for my service

Sir or Ma’am,

I wanted to take the time and thank you for the wonderful boxes you and your crew put together for our entire ship and myself.  All those hours invested really paid off once the boxes got here.

I don’t know if you had an idea of how lifted people’s spirits would be the moment they would open the boxes to find fidget toys, transformers, and magic game cards.  I did not see one person on the ship without a smile, eating candy, while playing with their toys- almost like it was Christmas day.

Well, I hope this gives a bit of gratitude back to the man hours spent collecting, boxing, and distributing, not to mention getting people to donate their good earned money to make all of this happen.  Thank you so much!  I  feel blessed to know that people care that we are out here, and my family is not alone when they are grateful for my service.

Thank you so much for your support!!

Very Respectfully,

C. F., LS1 (SW)
Supply Leading Petty Officer
Custodian Of Postal Effects
USS Mobile Bay

“The two most important days in your life is the day you were born and the day you find out why.”  Mark Twain

It is hard for us to be away from our families and just knowing that so many people can take the time to put these packages together and send so many soldiers one touches my heart

My name is CW4 J.A.L. and I am deployed at Camp Buehring Kuwait and myself and my Team received the October care packages. I am taking the time to express how grateful that we are for being thought of and receiving those packages. It is hard for us to be away from our families and just knowing that so many people can take the time to put these packages together and send so many soldiers one touches my heart. I would like to thank each and every person and organization involved.

Sincerely
CW4 J.A. L.

I had tears of joy

“Good evening! Words cannot begin to describe the emotions I felt when I opened my wonderful caregiver box. This was the most thoughtful care package. There was a little bit of everything inside. I had tears of joy. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart.  I truly appreciate everything you guys do. I absolutely love my care package. Thank you! Love, S.R.”