My name is Kelly O'Dowd. My younger sister, Kristin O'Dowd, is a senior in high school. For her senior project, she wanted to choose something that means a lot to her and that would benefit the brave people of our country. For our whole lives, we have always had a special place in our hearts for the people who bravely risk their lives for all United States citizens. Marines, soldiers, and sailors spend months, even years, away from their families for holidays, birthdays and more. Care packages are just one way to put a smile on the face of our heroes.

Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that sends Care Packages to U.S Troops, Veterans, Military Families and First Responders. Each package is filled with snacks, handmade items, hygiene items, entertainment and even personal letters of appreciation.

Every dollar makes a huge difference with helping Kristin reach her fundraising goal. For every $15 donated, that is one more Care Package that can be sent out to the people who risk their lives to protect ours.

Kristin has already personally brought care packages to two police departments and multiple fire departments. I think we can all agree that our police officers, and other heroes need to be shown some appreciation! Please consider donating and thank you all for your time! #BlueLivesMatter #OperationGratitude

^^^^Help support the Americans who protect you!^^^^