Several months ago a we had a class where it was optional to stay behind and make some cards for our U.S. troops deployed overseas and that is just what some of the ladies did. We ended up sending 55 greeting cards some we made at class and some were cards that I donated from my personal stash. Just last week I received a Thank You letter from Operation Gratitude thanking us for our thoughtfulness and wonderful patriotic spirit and putting smiles on service members faces.
As one Private First Class wrote:
" I cannot express to you how great it feels to come home after a long day of running missions to find a care package full of love sitting on your bunk. You are exhausted from wearing 50 plus pounds of armor for hours on end, then you open the package, see all the love, and are rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. It may sound small but it really does help enormously. Our location doesn't have a PX so we rely on the support of our people at Operation Gratitude for items that we need--not to mention the morale boosting such as cookies or candy. You all are the true heroes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Needless to say I wasn't expecting a thank you letter for our cards but it was definitely pretty cool to know that they did receive our cards and it was appreciated!
If you would like to find out how you can contribute to Operation Gratitude visit this website: www.operationgratitude.com or if you are interested in contributing your creativity by making cards again or for the first time we can get together. Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again ladies for helping me.
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