As California Highway Patrol lights and sirens heralded the moment, more than 2,100 Operation Gratitude Volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life cheered the production of the organization’s Two Millionth Care Package.
Patriotic citizens from surrounding areas gathered for the milestone event that was dedicated in honor of the thousands of First Responders who are still in harm’s way battling the fires throughout Southern California. Supporters across the country tuned in online to view a live stream of the event.
Energetic volunteers from civic and religious organizations, schools, local businesses, scout troops, and clubs assembled 10,000 Entertainment Care Kits and 100 Holiday Care Packages, stuffed 575 Battalion Buddies for children of Deployed Troops, made 4,588 Paracord Survival Bracelets, and wrote thousands of handwritten letters of encouragement and support.
Bohras were proud to be among the many denominations from the Los Angeles area who joined in the efforts of this Non-Profit Organization whose motto is, “We are on a mission to help every American who serves.”