This Saturday BikerHotline Editor Jack Lawford went to Operation Gratitude In Van Nuys California.
There were hundreds of volunteers that formed a human Assembly Line starting at 9am and just after 11:00 they hit a huge milestone and the 400,000th package hit the assembly line. It was an incredible feeling to be part of this historic event. Our friends Jeff and Debbie with South Bay Biker / Shasta Rally were a big part of this event and we cannot thank them enough for inviting Jack to be there.
During a fast-paced and energetic weekend, 1000+ Operation Gratitude volunteers were joined on the assembly line by celebrities Kathy Ireland, Ben Affleck and Days of Our Lives stars; Deidre Hall, Jay Kenneth Johnson and Leanne Hunley.
Other notables that attended and assisted were Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, Sportscasters Ross Porter and Bonnie Jill Laflin, Mayoral candidate Walter Moore, two Junior ROTC units, dozens of Girl and Boy Scout Troops, church, temple, youth, school and Rotary groups, and high school cheerleaders stuffed, taped, labeled and transported thousands of packages until Director of Operations Charlie Othold announced at 11:15 a.m. that the 400,000th package had hit the assembly line.
Take a look at all the pictures and please help support our troops and go to
www.OperationGratitude.com to learn more about how to be a part of operation gratitude!