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 absolutely put a huge smile on his face, and took his mind off missing his family (wife and 2 kids) back home for a bit

Operation Gratitude,
 
My husband recently received a care package from your organization! He was ecstatic, and cannot thank you enough for what you guys have done. It absolutely put a huge smile on his face, and took his mind off missing his family (wife and 2 kids) back home for a bit. He loved all the handwritten cards from children, it brought tears to his eyes! Thank you again, so much for all that you do for our military members!! 
 
Respectfully,

S.L.

We just received the Battalion Buddies the other day

Mrs. Kelly,

GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for all your support. We just received the Battalion Buddies the other day. I am so grateful and hope to send you some photos when we give them out to our Soldier’s children during our Organizational Day in MAY. I wanted to give them out to the children right before the deployment flight but the Soldiers already left to Afghanistan. So our next opportunity to give the bears out will be during our ORG Day.

I will send you photos after our ORG Day in May. Once again thank you so much for sending us these bears for the children. Have a blessed week.

V/R

CH (CPT) D.I.
BN Chaplain
 

We just received the Battalion Buddies the other day

Mrs. Kelly,

GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for all your support. We just received the Battalion Buddies the other day. I am so grateful and hope to send you some photos when we give them out to our Soldiers’ children during our Organizational Day in MAY. I wanted to give them out to the children right before the deployment flight but the Soldiers already left to Afghanistan. So our next opportunity to give the bears out will be during our ORG Day.

I will send you photos after our ORG Day in May. Once again thank you so much for sending us these bears for the children. Have a blessed week.

V/R

CH (CPT) D.I.

There are grown men who were absolutely THRILLED to have a stuffed animal

Thank you so much! As of right now, we are all taken care of, and thankful. There are beanie babies strewn across work spaces and berthings; it’s great. There are grown men who were absolutely THRILLED to have a stuffed animal.

We are ever grateful for the support and prayers. Be blessed!

Beth-Ann

LT B-A P.

You should see the looks on their faces when they get something addressed to them

Hello,

Let me start by saying thank you so much for the care package. It means more than you know. In addition to the goodies inside, it means a lot to receive mail here. We soldiers look so forward to getting something. You should see the looks on their faces when they get something addressed to them. The items in the box will help me tremendously! Thanks so much for your support!

J.L.O.,
SGT, USAR

Please know that we are EXTREMELY grateful for the packages!

Dear Operation Gratitude,

There is no good way for me to send a picture of any of us with our care packages, but please know that we are EXTREMELY grateful for the packages! They somehow seemed to match each personality too.

So, thank you so much for your care and initiative; it means a lot.

Warm regards,

LT B-A P.

Thanks a million; you folks are the best!

Hello:
I just want  to thank you for the care package!  I will be using pretty much everything and I shared a few things with my shipmates.
Thanks a million; you folks are the best!
Regards,
Very respectfully,
LT S.S.- MSC

Reading cards from supporting citizens and getting little treats from home renews our resolve for what we do

Good Afternoon,

I’m pleased to tell you that my platoon received a care package from Operation Gratitude!  For a lot of my Marines this is their first time on deployment and away from families for this long.  Reading cards from supporting citizens and getting little treats from home renews our resolve for what we do.  While I cannot tell you what we are doing I can tell you that we are always training and conducting/supporting operations that deter our enemies and reassure our allies.  Please extend our gratitude for the package to your team and thank you for what you do.  I’ve included two pictures of our unit to this email to let you know who you are supporting!

v/r,

1stLt M.H.
CAAT Platoon Commander