Giving ‘Gratitude’ to those who give Freedom
Just because I have geek tendencies and and outlaw attitude, doesn’t mean I don’t volunteer my time and money to important causes I believe in. (Was that a double negative?) About 4 years ago, I was introduced by good friend (and Hot Nerd Friend) Tracy, to an incredible organization called Operation Gratitude. Annually, Operation Gratitude sends 100,000 packages filled with food, 5-hour Energys, DVDs, books, and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recuperating in Transition Units. For the past 4 years I have donated my personal time to filling packages, and most recently donating 5% of my company’s (Active Country) profits to help the cause.
Operation Gratitude’s mission is simply to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. No matter what side of the political or Star Wars vs Streak Trek fence you might reside on, donating a couple dollars goes a long way to say thank you to those whom volunteer to put their own lives in danger to help protect our freedoms at home. (Which includes our freedom to blog about who we would like to see win a Megan Fox vs Summer Glau jello wrestling contest.)
If you would like to donate any money directly to Operation Gratitude, click the big yellow Paypal button bellow or contact then directly at www.OpGratitude.com.
$15 sends a full package, however any amount helps and is appreciated!