As area manager, I’m grateful for the article written about Operation Interdependence (OI) in the Nov. 9 Dispatch. If you have not seen it, pull it up online and read about all that this volunteer-based, 501(c)3 organization has done to support our deployed heroes since 9/11.
We have eight centers across the nation and rely on the generosity of communities to cover the monthly expenses of $5,000 for liability insurance, utilities and shipping costs. Gilroy has been fortunate to have funds to ship 20 boxes of 25 quart-size goodie bags to our troops.
This is the first year that this caring organization is finding it difficult to be able to ship from all the locations, spread out in California, Colorado and Texas. This is the perfect time of year to do something special for those serving our country. Think of the sacrifice the families have made and the loneliness both they and the one’s serving will experience during the holidays.

Please show you care and help Operation Interdependence continue to do this kind-hearted, honorable and charitable service with a tax-deductible donation. For information, email [email protected]. Thank you.

Suzi Kugler

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