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2830 North Ave Ste C5b Pmb 147
Grand Junction
Colorado 81501
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Programs: . Providing a means for the American public to support and serve our troops deployed overseas, their families, military personnel at home and our veterans without impacting resources . A major part of this support being to coordinate the public, our volunteers, corporations, other organizations and the media in an interdependent effort to create Civilian Rations(R), individual baggies each coontaining a personal note and some goodies from home that they miss. . With OI nothing is wasted, and items that do not meet OI shipping standards are given to military families and our veterans. Such donations represent 40% of OI's total distribution. Our current monthly reach is equivalent to 30,000 C-rats delivered. . Ongoing national and grassroots activity through our 15 distribution centers nationwide.

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Operation Interdependence provides a unique and efficient Civilian-to-Military Delivery System(R)delivering care from civilians at home in the form of C-rats, individual baggies each containing a personal note and some goodies from home that they miss. OI volunteers pack and ship 50 C-rats per 12 inch cube box, enough for an entire platoon with no one left out. Enough C-rats are sent so that at mail call everyone in the unit gets a package. For many, it''s the only communication from home they receive. For the civilians at home OI provids a means to communicate their support to the troops efficiently, working with the military delivery system, so the public has a means to communicate their thoughts and well wishes to those deployed overseas on their behalf.
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10/16/12
I have been a volunteer with Operation Interdependence in the Los Angeles center for six years. I pack C-Rats twice a week and one weekend a month. 50 baggies (or C-Rats) go in a box, so 50 service members receive a letter from a caring civilian, some candy and personal items and a boost in morale... more »
09/04/11
I volunteer with the Houston, TX chapter and am amazed how much is accomplished each year by volunteers who are 3 years to 103 years old. It takes such little time to write a letter or pack a care package, "C-Rat®," but the impact of these small gifts on our troops is more than triple fold. It so... more »
I founded OI a civilian-to-military delivery system to provide a means to civilians by which they can serve and support our deployed forces without impacting resources. Ten years later, the all volunteer effort continue to serve thousands deployed, their families and Veterans. The OI volunteers get ... more »
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