Good Neighbors

Organization Sends Care Packages to Troops

Operation Troop Appreciation was founded 15 years ago as a way to help and support troops fighting for our country. They provide service people at home and abroad with essential items they need, but otherwise would not be able to afford.


Operation Troop Appreciation was founded 15 years ago as a way to help and support troops fighting for our country. This was only a couple years after the September 11th tragedy. The organization provides service people at home and abroad with essential items they need, but otherwise would not be able to afford or even obtain.

Executive Director Monica Orluk gave Sparkt a tour of their facility and spoke about why their mission is so important.

Everyone involved with Operation Troop Appreciation is a volunteer. Each week all 40 volunteers gather to pack and ship supplies, which consist of food, toiletries, and other items.

The group has been forced to operate with a tighter budget the last two years, after they moved from a space in Century III Mall, where they were rent free. While their new facility gives them more space, they now have to pay rent.

Operation Troop Appreciation relies on donations to keep operating. So if you're patriotic and want to help those who served, visit their website to donate money, or stop by their facility to drop off donated supplies.

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