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Operation Gratitude coming to Colorado Springs Police Department

Posted at 5:04 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 19:06:26-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Springs Police Department is expecting some special visitors on Wednesday.

Operation Gratitude is an organization based in California that sends hundreds of thousands of care packages to deployed troops, first responders, veterans, recruit graduates, wounded heroes and their caregivers, and military families every year.

The CEO and 20-year Marine Corps veteran Kevin Schmiegel and other team members are coming to the Colorado Springs Police Department to honor CSPD heroes who keep our community safe.

A representative from each division will be there to accept the care packages.

These packages are specifically designed to fit in a police car or locker, containing several crucial items for first responders who are always on the go.

Things like energy shots, protein bars, cleaning wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, sweet treats, handmade quick-deploy paracord bracelets and more can be found in these special care packages.

Operation Gratitude has delivered over 2.1 million care packages filled with items for heroes serving overseas or here at home.