Spirit of America has supported Operation Care, based out of Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, since 2007. Operation Care is an all-volunteer group comprised of military and civilian personnel who strive "win hearts and minds, one child at a time" by providing for basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, school supplies and more.
Operation Care routinely installs a new managing team each time a troop rotation occurs. The new President of Operation Care is a Marine Corps Captain serving with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) currently deployed to Afghanistan. The Captain wrote to Spirit of America recently asking for our continued support of Operation Care. To respond to this new request, we have posted a new project page, Operation Care: Part 2, so that we can help the Captain and the rest of the team at Operation Care reach out to the local community.
From a recent distribution of 150 care packages to Afghans through the Egyptian Hospital at Bagram, one Operation Care team member had this to say, "We know that we aren't going to win the war by kicking down doors. The way we are going to win is through the support of the people, so we provide what little amenities that we can and try to build a stronger relationship with the locals here in Bagram.