Senator Reed partners with Operation Gratitude to deliver care packages to RI veterans

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) – In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Jack Reed is teaming up with volunteers from Operation Gratitude to give back to Rhode Island’s veterans.

Reed announced Monday that he and Operation Gratitude will spend the day taking part in the contactless delivery of 200 care packages to veterans at the Rhode Island Veterans Home.

Operation Gratitude is a national non-profit that helps send over 300,000 care packages each year to first responders, deployed troops, and veterans.  The care packages include snacks, personal letters of appreciation, entertainment items, and homemade paracord bracelets.

The term ‘paracord’ gets its name from a parachute cord that is used by military personnel, which provides over 7 feet of cord, holding up to 550 pounds of weight.

Reed, a West Point graduate, says these care packages are “a small token of gratitude that helps the community show support for our veterans and helps remind them that they are appreciated during a time when COVID-19 is forcing social distancing.”

To learn more about Operation Gratitude click here.

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