September donation needs:
ITEMS for our SINGLE heroes!
We will be welcoming home over 5,500 single service members this year and could use your help with our most needed items:
We could ALWAYS use welcome home posters and cards!
Let's make their first hours home FEEL WELCOMING and filled with APPRECIATION!
Donate online or mail packages to: Operation Help a Hero
1 Brisa Fresca
Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688
Our Next Few Volunteer Opportunities: Operation Rack Packs for 1,200+ Single Marines and Sailors, OHH Baby Shower for New and Expecting Mommies and OHH Camp JOY for 125+ Special Kiddos
Operation Rack Pack: Join us as we spend the day preparing a hero's welcome home for young, single service members returning from deployment to barracks. Volunteers will spend the day light cleaning, making beds, and staging welcome home gifts and messages.
OHH Camp JOY: Our camps are designed to celebrate our littlest heroes and give mom/dad on the homefront some respite. Volunteers spend the day hosting arts, crafts, indoor play activities, carnival games and more.
Deployment doesn't take a break, but spouses on the home front need one.
Please make sure to RSVP for these events with your driver's license, date of birth and contact information no later than a week prior to the event to enable us to get clearance for all volunteers.
Click here to volunteer.
In their words...
"Of all the organizations I work with, you "get it right." You're compassionate, ORGANIZED, purposeful, and you ask for nothing in return." ~Regimental Family Readiness Officer
"I can't be there when my son gets back and I'm so thankful there are people like you that care for our sons and daughters when we can't. Does this mom's heart good." ~Parent of a recently returned Marine who benefited from Operation Rack Pack
"My kids had a blast! I studied, cleaned and went grocery shopping, but it was so nice to do it in peace. My husband saw the pictures online. He can't believe how quickly they are growing. Thank you to all of you! You are angels!" ~Mom of 3 kids who attended OHH Camp JOY
"I don't like baby showers. Or at least I didn't until today. I laughed and smiled the whole time. I didn't realize how much I needed that until it started. Thank you for the generous gifts and making the day so special for all of us." ~Expecting mommy who attended an OHH Baby Shower
"It makes you feel like the community really does care and understand!" ~young Marine quoted in the OC Register referring to Operation Rack Pack efforts
"We love you and your Warrior's Ethos, we should all strive to be like you, there is no such thing as NO I can't, NO I won't.........you and your amazing crew always unselfishly put others in front of yourselves =) For that we love you!!!!!!" ~A Camp Pendleton Family Readiness Officer
"We had a Christmas under the tree this morning because of OHH. What can we do to thank you? Can we volunteer? If I had though of it, I should have taken a picture of the kids when they were surprised. We are forever thankful and we want to pay it forward. Bless you." ~family recipient of Operation Christmas Spirit efforts.