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Operation Bandanas for Bragg, dba Operation Bandanas

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Religion, Veterans

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was mobilized at Fort Bragg as an Army Reserve Chaplain for over 9 years. During that time I was heavily involved with the Operation Bandana Ministry. I had the honor of sharing literally thousands of Psalm 91 bandanas with Soldiers. The bandanas were a great source of inspiration, comfort and peace to our Warriors. I could share many stories of how these bandanas were used by God to strength our Military Men and Women's faith. This is an awesome ministry and I was blessed to be a part of it. CH Mc

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Bandanas is a wonderful non-profit organization that wholeheartedly loves the American troops! The founder, Mary Gray, is married to a retired US Soldier and has three sons who have served or who are serving in the military. She understands the military life and wants to encourage every soldier she can through this God inspired organization. The money given for each bandana is well spent to support the troops in their Faith in the One True God! Praise Him for His inspiration in this organization!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After 28 years on Active Duty as a Chaplain I have worked with many non-profits org., I would place "Operation Bandanas" #1 With an attitude of selfless service Operation Bandanas has faithfully for the last four year provide thousands of "Psalms 91" Bandanas free of charge to my deploying soldier. As the unit's chaplain I have seen in the faces of our soldiers, renewed hope, encouragement and heart felt appreciation. There are hundred of volunteers in the shadows of Operation Bandanas who give freely of their time talent and treasures to bring our Soldiers closer to God and God closer to our Soldiers Tom Drake, CH (RET)

Review from Guidestar

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Bandanas is a great ministry that individuals, groups, or churches can do. You can buy the Psalms 91 bandanas and send them to troops as they are deployed or you can make this a ministry partnerhsip with your church and Operation Bandanas. Often individuals will include a personal note with the bandanas. I've referred this ministry to lots of WMU groups in our churches and we have seen women love to be involved in this ministry. It is very doable for any size church. Testimonies from the soldiers speak to the value of this ministry. I rate it very high as to its effectiveness and ease of use.

Review from Guidestar