As part of the firm’s community and philanthropic efforts, HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors (“HMWC”) organized a donation drive to support Operation Gratitude. HMWC management and staff made and collected a total of 31 homemade scarves and two full bins of care package supplies (see photos).
Operation Gratitude is a not-for-profit organization that works with American civilians to say “Thank You” to soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to first responders, new recruits, veterans, wounded heroes, and their care givers.
According to its website, “Operation Gratitude seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.” Through active, hands-on volunteerism (e.g., collection drives, letter writing campaigns, craft projects, and care package assembly events) civilians and Operation Gratitude send individually addressed care packages. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.