When you volunteer at OCP you can feel the love and support for our fantastic troops! Everyone there is dedicated to getting packages (stuffed with wonderful goodies) sent to our servicemen and women. The thank you letters and pictures show the appreciation of our awesome troops!
The history of this charity really is an amazing one. One woman's dream, inspired by her brother when he was deployed (years ago), a few friends to help... A wonderful movement was born. Now, thanks to that dream, thousands of deployed soldiers lives have been touched by the generosity and donations of others. It's truly inspiring to read the soldiers notes of thanks and to hear how much these care packages mean/meant to them. It's in no way possible without the generous hearts of the volunteers and the people who collect the donations and the people who donate. I am so blessed to be able to say that I have been affiliated with OCP for over 13 years and watched it grow from one woman's house (basement, living room, dining room, kitchen... Wherever she could store the items to be sent to the soldiers) to now needing a much larger space to be able to accommodate all of the donations and supplies to be sent to even more soldiers. Make no mistake... This is a love thing. A love of our volunteers, a love of the people who so generously continue to donate, but most of all a love for the hearts of our soldiers (past, present and future) who so generously give of themselves in order to protect and serve each of us. God Bless each and every one of those mentioned in this review. LET NO HERO BE FORGOTTEN!
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!
I started volunteering 1 1/2 years ago after my first son joined the military. Now I have 2 sons in the military. I look forward to going each week. It's always nice to hear from our troops when they receive a care package.
I've been volunteering for OCP for years. I got involved after they sent packages to my son and two son-in-laws while they were serving our country overseas. Seeing how much of a difference that their giving means to our soldiers, I knew I had to be part of this wonderful, giving group.
I've volunteered with OCP in whatever way I can for probably 5 or 6 years.. and I know these people are real, from the very heart people on a mission every day they're involved. It's all about remembering the guys and gals out there on the front line defending what the rest of us sometimes take for granted - the freedom we enjoy in the good old USA! There's something here for everyone to help out with, it'd be hard for me to answer the 'let me count the ways' there are so many opportunities to help. They are always ready to step up to the plate and get the job done with the same goal in mind, remembering the awesome troops out there giving their all each and every day. Great group! You'd be amazed at all they do.
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.
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
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!