Operation Bandanas For Bragg, Dba Operation Bandanas

Rating: 4.95 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Religion, Veterans

Location: PO Box 87356 Fayetteville NC 28304 USA

Mission: Ministering to our military with a Psalm 91 bandana, one soldier at a time.
Results: As of 9/11/11, Operation Bandanas has provided 180,000 Psalm 91 bandanas to our deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. By year's end, we fully expect 200,000 bandanas to have been provided. We have donors from all over the country now. What started as a ministry to cover and bless deploying Ft. Bragg soldiers, has turned into a nationwide ministry of spiritual support and encouragement.
Target demographics: Our deployed military. Also, those serving in other parts of the world away from their families and home.
Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 40,000
Geographic areas served: Whereever our military are training and preparing to deploy, and those deployed and serving in hostile environments and around the world.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My son was in Iraq in 2006 and again in 2008 with USMC. When he deployed in '08, a friend of mine sent us a Bandana with the 91st Psalm on it....John folded it and put it between his heart and his flak jacket and wore it every day on missions. When he came home it smelled sooooo bad! (He was there Feb-Sept) I washed it, ironed it and had it framed for him for Christmas! He cried when he opened it and now has it hanging in his new home! Now, whenever I know of a soldier being deployed, I try to get a Bandana in his/her hand. It is a wonderful "witnessing" tool, I have had so many letters from soldiers thanking me. I know there have been seeds sown and God is watering, nurturing!! This is an amazing Ministry!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing how much it meant to my Son....watching God protect him!! Also, the feedback I have received from other soldiers!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Whenever I order Bandanas, whether it is one or enough for a Platoon, they arrive very quickly!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Mary Gray is the person I correspond with, she is very professional and prompt. Also, I have friends who meet and fold these Bandanas, package them to be sent to soldiers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put one of these Bandanas in every Military personnel!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I wanted to write and tell you what a blessing Operation Bandanas has been to my soldiers. I have given away hundreds of these to U.S. servicemembers across Afghanistan. They become a precious, cherished gift of hope, comfort, and love. Servicemembers often put them in their helmets to absorb the perspiration of the desert heat and symbolically remind them of God's protection over them. Sometimes they simply put them in their pocket and then use them when needed. Other times, when a soldier I am counseling will begin crying, I will present them with one of these to wipe their tears away. What a blessing to be reminded of God's protection over your life every time you pull it out. The Psalm 91 bandana is a very relevant way for every servicemember to take the comforting, Holy words of the Bible with them wherever they go. Mary Gray and her staff are kind, courteous, and caring professionals. They are the best--God bless them. Chaplian Eric Bundrick, US Army Afghanistan

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My soldiers

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The comfort these bandanas bring to troubled soldiers in a war zone who are afraid.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

. Mary Gray and her staff are kind, courteous, and caring professionals. They are the best--God bless them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more soldiers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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10 people found this review helpful

They were willing to send us a box of Psalm 91 bandanas while we're in E. Afghanistan. I distributed them to our Warriors in 7 different locations. The bandanas encouraged them and gave them the faith needed to finish the mission well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personal testimonies, emails and websites.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have a lot of work to do since they do so much!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their spirit and support of our Warriors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous and hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a tremendous impact around the world!

Ways to make it better...

they start making "multi-cam" bandanas, the new uniform for Afghanistan.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

a picture of the bandanas on some Soldiers can be found at http://stevenwsatterfield.blogspot.com

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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