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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • MMS takes part in gratitude program

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  • Morehouse Magnet School partnered with Ouachita Independent Bank for Operation Gratitude.
    Operation Gratitude works with representatives at military hospitals and wounded warrior transition units to provide care packages for Wounded Warriors and veterans to let them know they are never forgotten.
    The school asked each student to bring $1 to help buy supplies for care packages. Also, students in grades first through fifth wrote letters to Wounded Warriors thanking them for their service and sacrifice for our country.
    Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. For safety and security, the assembling of all packages occurs at the Army National Guard Armory in Van Nuys, Calif.
    Operation Gratitude seeks to lift morale in the military community by sending care packages addressed to individual soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed overseas, to children left behind and to veterans, first responders, wounded warriors and their caregivers. Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items plus personal letters of appreciation.
    Through collection drives, letter writing campaigns, craft projects and financial donations, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military through active, hands-on volunteerism.
    For more information on the program, visit www.operationgratitude.com.
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