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.

It felt like Christmas with all of us opening the boxes and trading favorites!

  • Operation Gratitude: Thank you for your contribution to the care packages we received here in Iraq today. It felt like Christmas with all of us opening the boxes and trading favorites! We know a lot of thought, time, and money went into these. Thank you a million times over.

    Missing the U.S.!

  • Best,

    LT G. C. G., USN
    Camp “”””” IV, BDSC, Iraq

It genuinely makes my day that we have people like you who support us so much

Team, Thank you all for the kindness and support that you give us. It genuinely makes my day that we have people like you who support us so much. The letters and gifts are amazing and it’s a real comfort to know y’all are thinking about us. Your friendly Alabamian, PFC A. W.

PS Personal favorite is the handmade beanie and the letters about people’s dogs. Gonna rock this beanie everywhere when I get home.

Both departments were beyond thankful and it’s all thanks to Operation Gratitude!

I cannot express how happy the officers were to receive their pouches! Both departments were beyond thankful and it’s all thanks to Operation Gratitude! This meant so much to me because I got to thank my father for his service along with everyone he works with! I just wanted to share some pictures with you as well! Also, if you’re wondering what the little tags are on each pouch, I hand wrote each officers name and safety pinned it on to make it a more personalized gift!
K.O.

The contribution to our war efforts through your encouraging gifts is immeasurable

Thank you for sending the very thoughtful Care Packages to our Soldiers serving with the 92nd Engineer Battalion here in Kuwait. Each package was obviously packed with great care and love. The snacks, personal care items and notes are being warmly received by some of the finest men and women in our Army.
The contribution to our war efforts through your encouraging gifts is immeasurable, but can be observed to a small degree in the smiles on the faces of happy Soldiers who are far from the familiar comforts of home and family.
Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and may God richly reward you for your kindness to our troops!
With warm regards,
V/R,
C. K. P. Sr.

We are amazed at how many goodies fit into the bags!

A huge thank-you to Operation Gratitude and the many donors and volunteers who make this happen!  We are amazed at how many goodies fit into the bags!  As you can tell from the attached photo, the men and women of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in Howell **** sincerely appreciate the recognition and your outstanding efforts! K.B.
Livingston County Sheriffs

We created a wall of cards that we hung up in front of our Ready Room and Maintenance Control

Dear Operation Gratitude,
HSC-14 would like to thank you for the care package that we received from your organization.  We created a wall of cards that we hung up in front of our Ready Room and Maintenance Control (areas which are two main hubs where everyone from our command comes by often) so that everyone has an opportunity to read the kind words of support that yall have provided for us. We really appreciate what yall have done for us and I’m sure for thousands of other service members as well. There have been so many people that have already told me that they enjoy reading them and seeing the artwork that people have drawn up for us.
Yall are a great inspiration to us all and we hope to pass it forward to others as well someday. I hope yall continue to keep up the great work!
#OperationGratitude
V/R,
AZ2 (AW/SW) V.R.
VR 1,2,3

You guys do an outstanding job

Chaplain D. and I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the support you have been providing us in the form of care packages and letters from back home. Our Troopers here are very grateful for the goodies they’ve been receiving. . You guys do an outstanding job. Thanks again.
V/r,
  SGT P., Brian K.
  Religious Affairs NCO
  724th MP Battalion

You are an incredible group of fine folks and we thank you for the time you devoted to bringing a smile to faces far from home

I wanted to take a minute and thank Operation Gratitude for the packages you
sent to KFOR 25 TF AVN here at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo over the Christmas
holidays. The Soldiers greatly appreciated being thought of and receiving
unexpected packages.  That type of thing makes a huge difference,
particularly for the younger Soldiers feeling a little down during the
holiday season away from home. You are an incredible group of fine folks
and we thank you for the time you devoted to bringing a smile to faces far
from home.
Sincerely,
J. M.
CSM (OR-9), USA
KFOR 25 TF AVN CSM
Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo