What a joy it was to see so many individuals and families come out for Operation Bless Back on February 13! Thank you to all who donated items for the bags that we assembled to give to first responders in our area. We were able to make 413 “Survival Kits” that evening with the help of over 80 volunteers. To show our appreciation and thank our first responders for their service to our community, each bag also included a personal thank-you note. The gifts were then delivered to 10 local places including several fire stations, HANCO, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, and the Findlay Police Department.
Jared and Katie Helpingstine shared that they were very happy to have an opportunity to serve the community with their kids. “We’ve been looking for ways to serve and this was great to bring our kids along in order to teach them about loving our neighbors!”
Tracy Thomas shared, “We intended to deliver our gift bags and offer our appreciation as a blessing to the EMS workers. In return, we were blessed by the EMS workers with a tour and teddy bears!”
Thank you again to all who helped make this year’s Operation Bless Back a success!