Operation Spirit launched "TWICE LOVED" a local Christian Resale Store on July 4th, 2008 to help us raise funds to (also to have a place to meet and pack care packages) continue in our support of the mission.
We will have a re-grand opening Saturday October 8th at 1417 Linden Ave Suite D. (740-453-6777)
If you are in the area please, drop in to visit. Bring in your Special Someone's address for us to send a care package. Volunteer to help us at the store!
We accept donations of gently used clothing and household goods.
We will also accept donations for the troops of Books, Cd's, Dvd's,(gently used) hygiene items(no aerosol spray cans, pork products), puzzle books, blank note cards, games, baby wipes. For a complete list, please email us.
Love is a risk. Sometimes, it comes with great heartache. Each of us must determine the choice of loving. I am glad I make this choice. We must also remember no length of life is wasted if "In Christ". Why do we think God wants to populate heaven with all old people?(I'm willing to wait a bit longer. Mel, a volunteer said, "Don't die anytime soon." I replied, "Somebody, would have to step up").
In kind and loving memory of Books for Soldiers, Sgt. Will Mock KIA whose words often encourage me. We all miss you Will. In Will's CNN interview he was asked why he fought:
"I asked my Grandpa about Why he fought in WWII. He said, "Because Somebody, has to do it. I guess, I'm that Somebody." "I guess, I'm that Somebody".
Each of us have a purpose and calling in life. Find what it is that you are that "Somebody" and do it!
Operations Spirit Inc. is made up of Patriotic volunteers who believe it is important that our Troops understand we have not forgotten them or their mission. The Troop support ministry continued to grow until Melodie's case of NEPS (never ending pile syndrome) in her home required somewhere to centralize area troop support.
Board members have supported our Director by helping spiritually, financially and with moral support. All Board Members are dedicated to their families, churches and the community.
September 2008 Ladies of the Knights of Columbus $500.00 to help us with our 150 Christmas stockings.
Bill Pittman retired Air Force and Director's husband. Thank You for your endless support of the ministry. Your 21 hour days cleaning and repairing the building.
Steve, Melody, Katie and Glenna Moore for countless hours helping clean, paint, move and assemble.
Pam and Raleigh Melvin, Randy and Cindy Murgittroyd, Janelle and Stuart Sergeant, Wanda and Tony Green, Pat Fluharty: Your Advice, Donations,Time, Energy, Talent and Money for OSI.
Zanesville Military Family Support Group!
Books For Soldiers Family
Sponsor The Troops-thanks Jane without your help we'd still be struggling with paperwork!
Karla Lucrone- for being answered prayer and bringing in the coupon ministry. How else would I use 311 coupons with a savings of $341.00. Or walking out of the store paying $0.00 after coupons. For all the hours spent cleaning the store and telling people about us for donations!
Fairview Community Christian Church for their monthly pledge of $100.00 for shipping.
Girl Scout Troop 60454, and Girl Scout Council Staff, other Girl Scout Troops.
Girl Scout Troop 60189 for all those boxes of Girl Scout cookies!
Melanie Mast thanks for several boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and "God Pops"!
Sharon Avenue United Methodist Church: For Chaplain Nevard, 1550 "God Pops" and 2000 mini tootsie rolls.
For the donation of StarBucks Coffee via the Zanesville Military Support Group.
Primrose Retirement Community: For taking the fleece we had and buying more to make 15 nice fleece blankets for the troops, cutting coupons and the newest project of Wounded Warrior Bags.
St Thomas Alter and Rosary Society-$100.00 for shipping 2009.
Lifewell Youth Center for all the handmade cards and bookmarks.
90 yr old WWII Vet, Leslie Storms-Thanks Dad, for your quarterly $25.00!
Leslie for donating her store fixtures!
To other Zanesville Churches and Residents who pray for our Troops, crochet mini christmas stockings, sew Wounded Warrior Bags, donate coupons, pay shipping for shoes or donate items for the troops.
To our Troops: Thanks for allowing us in your life to "love" you. We are Blessed and Honored.
And saving the best for last: Jesus Christ for calling me to the mission, answered prayer and giving me an endless passion for our troops. I was born to do for this!