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2695 Patterson Rd. #2-147
Grand Junction
Colorado 81506

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Target demographics: our deployed military around the world

Direct beneficiaries per year: an averagae of 20,000 per month

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Geographic areas served: several states including Calfiornia, Colorado and Texas

Programs: . Providing a means for citizens to support and serve our troops deployed around the world on land and sea, 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 standards are given to military families and our veterans.Our current monthly reach is equivalent to 20,000 C-rats delivered.

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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I learned about O.I. through my Aunt several years ago who does a lot for them in California. I loved what she did so much that I contacted O.I. and started packing and shipping as well; but sadly had to stop due to family obligations. About a year later, after staying in touch with the National ... more »
I joined OI over 10 years ago hoping to write notes to the troops. Became involved and soon became Colorado state manager. 5 years ago became National President. Volunteer with the greatest people in the nation. Ones who truly believe in supporting the troops. As an update on the address the ... more »
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 »
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