Operation Gratitude recognizes the commitment and dedication of Military Wounded Heroes and Caregivers from all eras and wants to thank each of them for their service and sacrifice. Together with our partners, we continue to forge strong bonds and serve this community through care package deliveries as well as community building events and volunteer opportunities across the country.
Each package is filled with wish list items from individual donors and corporate sponsors, handcrafted scarves, hats and paracord bracelets made by grateful Americans, and heartfelt notes of appreciation from volunteers across the country.
MICHELLE & JAMES
Michelle has been a caregiver for her husband James since January 2014. She manages his medication and appointments and helps him with his activities of daily living. Michelle often refers to herself as his ‘service animal’ because she is the one person who knows his triggers and moods well enough to help him when he needs it. Together, they love volunteering in the military and veteran community. Michelle & James currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BETSY & DAVID
Betsy has been David’s Caregiver since 2014 when he was first diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety. Betsy’s main priority as a Caregiver is to ensure that her husband’s mental health stays stable by managing his medication, behavioral health care and appointments. She also works at Operation Gratitude as the Wounded Hero & Caregiver Program Director.
MARJORIE & MATTHEW
Marjorie became a caregiver to Matthew on May 5, 2006. Every day she cares for her husband with love and compassion by tending to his skin issues related to his stump and limb salvage. She also helps him manage his emotions as he battles with the invisible wounds of war, PTSD. Together, Marjorie and Matthew love gardening and trying new foods and restaurants. They currently live in Maine.
CARRIE & ERIC
Carrie has been Eric’s caregiver since 2011. She assists him with daily activities that require fine motor skills, memory, and balance as well as coordinates his medication, medical appointments and transportation for his treatment. Carrie and Eric love spending time with their grandkids and cheering on the Packers! They most enjoy traveling to Florida to escape the cold Wisconsin winters!
what’s inside the box?
Every item in this package is donated by corporations and individuals who care about you. Companies like Mars, Ferrero, Chick-Fil-A, and Target helped us fill this box with items we hope you enjoy and that bring you comfort. We’ve also included handmade items such as scarves and paracord bracelets along with handwritten letters of support from grateful Americans who want to show their appreciation.
Join Operation Gratitude to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military heroes through the direct delivery of care packages to Wounded Heroes & Caregivers.
June 22-23, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Operation Gratitude is committed to creating national partnerships with organizations that support the Military Wounded Hero & Caregiver communities. Doing so ensures that we are reaching every member of those communities in order to say THANK YOU for your SERVICE to our great nation.
If you are interested in partnering with Operation Gratitude for this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t express how much I appreciate the care package. It came at a point when I have been at my lowest. This past year has held many tough time as a caregiver to a wounded warrior with good memories that carry us through this Christmas season after surgeries.
Living 5 1/2 months in the Fisher House, then moving doing most things myself as hubby was physically unable to help. We lost 9 of our military family we lived with, cried with and prayed with since October 2nd. All I can say is we felt all alone in this world, making my role as caregiver so depressing.
If it weren’t for God and folks like you, I am not sure many of us could go on.
This package was such a surprise and a bright star in the struggle and life saving from feeling alone in this world. I could say more, but I know you understand the struggle. Thank you so much.
Know even though I am smiling in the pictures, my heart shedding tears of gratitude to you all, coming at a time of my greatest need.
– RC, Caregiver, Elgin, TX
I received my Operation Gratitude Caregiver Care Package while I was a Fellow in the Dog Tag Inc. program in Washington, DC After seeing what was inside, I felt incredibly thankful and appreciated.
My role as a caregiver is often a thankless job. Most people only focus on my husband… I get forgotten. This package from Operation Gratitude made me feel seen, acknowledged, and appreciated.
Thank you to Operation Gratitude and all their sponsors for this wonderful gift.
-DE, Caregiver, Springfield, VA