First Responder Kits
By: Kimo Jenkins, Director, Program Development & Implementation Cultural Guide
Volunteer participants will make Paracord Survival Bracelets to be sent and donated to Operation Gratitude and Team Rubicon for inclusion into First Responder Kits (FR Kits). Each FR Kit contains an assortment of useful, donated items placed in a drawstring backpack and is shipped to every Team Rubicon volunteer across the country.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people.
The veteran focused disaster relief organization Team Rubicon is primarily composed of recent U.S Military veterans that volunteer to continue to serve our country and the world by assisting (kōkua) with natural disasters and humanitarian relief.