Operation Interdependence (O.I.®) is a national non-profit organization that provides a means for the public to support and service troops deployed overseas, their families, military personnel at home and our veterans, without impacting resources. The cornerstones of the O.I. Civilian-to-Military Delivery System are the Civilian Rations® (dubbed C-Rats ®). C-Rats are individual quart-sized baggies that contain, most importantly, a personal note from a caring civilian at home and some of the everyday items they miss. O.I.’s goal
is to provide every service man or woman, in each platoon or fighting unit with these C-Rats from home, every month
, during their entire deployment. Valley Outreach Synagogue has supported the efforts of O.I. since 2004.
In 2010 and 2011 our VOS volunteers helped to raise funds and donate and pack enough C-Rats to ship more than 1,520 boxes which reached more than 76,000 deployed troops. In 2012, VOS Volunteers, the main work force for O.I. Los Angeles; inspected and shipped about 950 cartons, reaching 47,500 individual deployed service members in all branches of the armed services.
For more information, visit our website at www.oidelivers.org or Sheri Albala at email@example.com.
Operation Interdependence sends monthly care and support to our deployed military. Visit our website at www.oidelivers.org to find out how you can support our troops. Just $30 can help to reach 50 service members overseas.