Buckhorn pitches in on 'A Day of Service for Our Military'
Buckhorn Inc., a Milford, Ohio-based injection molder of reusable containers and pallets, recently took part in "A Day of Service for Our Military," an event where about 75,000 personal care kits were assembled for military personnel serving abroad. The event was held Jan. 19 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington. The volunteer assembly line of more than 10,000 people included state governors, members of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, incoming Cabinet officials, Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama. Buckhorn's part in the project was providing plastic hand-held totes, which the organizer, Operation Gratitude, used to store, sort, assemble and ship the large number of donated items. “We are excited and fortunate to continue our support of Operation Gratitude in its important mission to bring a bit of home to our service personnel,” said Joel Grant, Buckhorn's managing director. “That our products can be part of that process, to be used in giving thanks to our military, is quite an honor.” Operation Gratitude sends care packages of snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on military ships at sea. Its mission is to lift morale, and since its inception in March 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 410,000 packages to American military deployed overseas.
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