Operation Cookiejar

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What is OPERATION CookieJar?

Operation CookieJar collects items and money to help our Troops. Every single item donated (must be an approved item – there are some restrictions) is sent to our Troops.

100% of all money donated is used for this effort. There are no administrative expenses, and no salaries are paid. Everything is donated, even gas to take the packages to the Post Office!

Our Troops overseas need all kinds of stuff not readily available to them, or provided by the military. They do have clothing, food (MRE’s), sleeping bags, weapons & ammunition, but we all know that it takes more than that. Post Exchanges (general store) are not always close by and carry only a limited number of items. Our Troops rely on families & friends to help them out.

Summer temperatures are usually over 115° Fahrenheit. Sand storms (Shamal) are frequent, and as bad as a blinding snow storm or thick fog. Very few Troops get to live in an air conditioned building, sleep in a regular bunk bed, get to shower every day, or enjoy a hot meal. Sand & dust is everywhere and in everything, and it stinks much of the time. That’s the good news.

The bad news is reported everyday by the mainstream media – you see it on the 6:00 O’clock news and in newspapers but they never tell what our Troops do to help the local people. They are building & repairing Hospitals and Schools, Stores & Shops, Roads, Power & Water facilities. They often play soccer and other games with area children, provide food, bottled water, medicines and other items to the needy and displaced people. Medical Corps often provide advanced procedures to the severely injured locals, many of whom are children and elderly, injuries that were caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s & VBIED’s).  Please read more about Operation Cookiejar at http://www.operationcookiejar.org/