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August 16, 2012

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August 16, 2012

OCP is such a wonderful organization. It has grown considerably since its conception, but still has a down home feeling to it. Debbie and her crew work diligently to send care packages to our troops. They send needed items, and they also send love. Everyone always has a smile on their face. You can tell that the people who volunteer with this organization truly care about our military. I don't live close enough to volunteer on a weekly basis, but help out whenever I can. I would strongly recommend OCP to anyone wanting to volunteer.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 16, 2012

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August 16, 2012

I say Volunteer yet I've only been able to help from "a far" and well some personal budget problems do not allow funds to ship many items yet do what I can and help get the word out WHY the are the best of best when it comes to helping our Troops

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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August 16, 2012

I have been a volunteer for Operation Care Package for 10 years and I can sum it up by saying THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!

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

Debbie Smothers, founder is the most positive & caring person. She has sent care packages to my closest friends while they were deployed & all the members of their units. She even sent a computer to a close friend when his broke down! Recently one of my friend's unit lost everything during a firefight, and she sent over 30 large boxes of supplies to help them out. Her efforts helping my friends & countless others has touched me in a way that words cannot express.

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

I would hope that they could get a larger building & more donations. They would be able to do even more & would!!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing - it has been 100% pleasure volunteering for them, and my most rewarding experience.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

OH YES!! Absolutely! When I first offered to do the website, it was out of necessity and I had only the most basic knowledge of html, graphics, etc. It has been so rewarding to me, because over the years I have learned so much while trying new things for the website. Not to mention, people who I've never met who I consider "best friends"!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This has been and continues to be probably the best and most rewarding experience of my life!

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

I have been a volunteer for 1 1/2 yrs and I hope for many more. This is a great group of people that I feel honored to work with. To be able to say "Thank You" to those whose defend our freedoms with this group is a very humbling feeling.

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

To have a soldier say "thank you" for just sending a box of goodies of home is one of the best feelings in the world.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to help more soldiers.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

Never in my life have I been so impressed with the hearts of the people involved with OCP, Inc. I have been associated with this group for many years now (over 10) and have watched it grow steadily over the years. From one woman's heart for all soldiers, she started sending packages to any soldier deployed overseas. Most of this was done by faith (not knowing where items would come from and would there be enough for everyone on that week's list and would there be enough money for postage, etc.) and blood, sweat and tears. Debbie and a small group of friends kept the faith and have, by no small miracles, managed to make many many soldiers feel her heart's desire... that No Hero Be Forgotten. If ever you wanted to do something for your country... for the soldiers... for a worthwhile group... This is the one to check out and lend a hand to. Thanks so much, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you have done, and continue to do, for our Heroes. God Bless!

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

Seeing, and receiving, cards and letters from soldiers who have benefited from these care packages.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get wayyyyy more people involved to help.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

I have been a member of Operation Care Package for the past 4 years. Being a rement from the Viet Nam War, I still am very passionate about our soldiers & their families. I feel like I have rewound the clock. I have picked up from where I left off in the 60's. And I am very proud & fortunate that I am able to help in any way. I pray for our troops, vets & families every day, because they have sacrifaced so much for so many. I just wish our fellow Americans would give them more support. I hope that the work we do thru OCP will keep spreading the word & let others know how they can make a difference.

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

I see the families appreciation, & joy when OCP has given them hope & help. That is all we ask for as volunteers. We want them to know that we care.

Ways to make it better...

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

recruit more volunteers.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

I have supported Operation Care Package by participating in a motorcyle "poker" run they held. I've collected donations outside a local store to help fund packages. I promote this organization through word of mouth and Facebook about the many charity events they hold to raise money in support of our troops overseas. I personally have corresponded with an online friend who received an OCP gift before Christmas, I had supplied the group his name. He was so happy to have received the socks and candy. Also participated in the Wreaths over America which placed wreaths on graves of servicemen and women in my area. Many many hours of volunteer efforts go into the organization weekly and I am so proud to be a very small part of their worthwhile fundraising efforts.

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

Heard from a service man who had received a package at Christmas and how appreciative he was for the gift.

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

There is nothing I can think of that I would change.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

I've been a member of Operation Care Package for 10 years and I'm proud to say that it's a wonderful organization. The amount of support that the group gives to our military is above and beyond what anyone can imagine. We work tirelessly to get donations and contributions so that care packages can be sent to as many of our military as possible. I know firsthand that the care packages we send (especially at Christmas) are deeply appreciated by the heroes who receive them.

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I've corresponded with many in the military and even met my significant other via a card sent to Iraq in a care package.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give Debbie (our fearless leader) a much needed and well deserved vacation!

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

I have known Debbie for six years now and this is one of the best support groups for our troops. She works tirelessly and I wonder how she does it sometimes, but God Bless her and the work she does.

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

The e-mails I get from the troops who have received packages and the great friends I have made.

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

I wouldn't change a thing except maybe giving Debbie a much needed vacation.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

OCP IS wonderful!!! Debbie and her volunteers are all heart and care about every person and troop that comes their way! They make the most out of every inch of space they have...There is no issue that comes their way that is too small or too big to have their attention! Debbie heads Wreaths Across America in the area every year....There are a few programs and organizations in the area, but Debbie and her group personally know these families and troops...will pick up the phone and handle what issue might arise for them and try to help...they are AMAZING! ♥
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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've worked on Wreaths Across America with them and it was an amazing experience

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more space so they could help more troops!

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help sort donated items, pack boxes, bag items, haul and pick up donated items. Sew a project for the troops, write letters or cards or support.
Do a collection or tag day at a local store. Spend an hour visiting a Veteran. Help place wreaths on Veterans graves in Dec.