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Counting of Blessings once again:

Counting of Blessings once again:

Over shish kabobs, humus and pita bread, last night I had the good fortune of having dinner with Najat Abdullah, representative of the Kurdish Regional Government. For many years Operation Give had been sending humanitarian supplies to Iraq through various US military channels, in order to get essential supplies to those who needed them most. As long as the US military was in Iraq, they represented an efficient and effective distribution means. After the US military left Iraq, our delivery…

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Northern Iraqi Refugee Relief: June 2015

Northern Iraqi Refugee Relief: June 2015

Northern Iraqi Refugee Relief Monday, June 1, 2015 Help us send two forty-foot ocean container loads of humanitarian supplies to the Christian and Yazidi refugees now finding refuge in the Northern Iraqi City of Erbil, by donating items to Operation Give. For many of you who followed Paul’s blog back in 2010 and 2011, while he was deployed to Camp Marez/ Camp Diamond on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, you might recall all of his blog posts relating to the two…

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Limited FedEx Opportunity: March 2015

Limited FedEx Opportunity: March 2015

Limited FedEx Opportunity  Saturday, March 21, 2015 May is National Military Appreciation Month designated by Congress. In order to show our appreciation, Operation Give would like to provide you with an opportunity to show your appreciation through “OPERATION TROOP SUPPORT” We would like to provide you a way to reach out and build a bridge to all those on active duty in all branches of the services, to the National Guard/Reserves, to retirees, to veterans, and to their families—a total of…

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Last Leg of the Christmas Journey: Jan 2015

Last Leg of the Christmas Journey: Jan 2015

THE LAST LEG OF THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING’S JOURNEY  Sunday, January 4, 2015 Just as planned and like clockwork, all of the pallets of Christmas Stockings had already cleared customs and were waiting for delivery on Dec. 22. The USO had taken care of all those details and had already positioned the boxes of stockings in front of each and every barracks. This was a nice change from last years stocking event and it later proved to be one of the key…

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Operation Gives Christmas: Dec. 2014

Operation Gives Christmas: Dec. 2014

OPERATION GIVES CHRISTMAS Tuesday, December 23, 2014 With my head still spinning from our most recent miraculous humanitarian relief mission to the Island Kingdom of Tonga, I have been on a whirlwind tour through New Zealand, Los Angeles, back home to Salt Lake City, Utah and now if you can believe it back living in South Korea. In the course of all this traveling and without the cover of white snow to get me in the spirit of the season,…

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Dashed Hopes of Iraqi People: Aug. 2014

Dashed Hopes of Iraqi People: Aug. 2014

DASHED HOPES OF IRAQI PEOPLE! Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Dashed hopes of the Iraqi people: Why did we leave them so unsecured and unprotected? As disturbing news reports continue to flow out of Iraq, regarding the current situation there, I can’t help but remember the faces of all the people I met and worked with on my last deployment. Flashbacks of all the wonderful times and miraculous events there fill my head, as I think of how encouraged we were…

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Time to Get Busy: June 2014

Time to Get Busy: June 2014

ENTER OUR SONG AND VIDEO CONTEST  Monday, June 16, 2014 It began with a Toy: Over eleven years ago, while stationed in Iraq, I, Chief Wiggles, gave my first toy to a small crying child at the gate of the Green Zone. That was the humble beginnings of Operation Give and as they say the rest is history. We have since that day shipped over 140 forty-foot ocean container loads of toys and other items to children in over 17 different…

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Smiles at Seoul Station: May 2014

Smiles at Seoul Station: May 2014

SMILES AT SEOUL STATION  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Smiles at Seoul Station: With the cold chill of winter well behind us and all the flowers and trees of South Korea in full bloom, I once again am motivated to begin again with the distribution of our latest container load of humanitarian supplies. For me spring always brings a new beginning and a renewed vigor to resume my work of helping those in need. Even though it has only been a couple…

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Christmas Was Delivered: Dec. 2013

Christmas Was Delivered: Dec. 2013

CHRISTMAS WAS DELIVERED Monday, December 30, 2013 Living in a land that celebrates Christmas as a day off, but has little in the way of lights and decorations indicating Christmas is near, it has been difficult for my wife and I this year to get in the Christmas spirit. It is quite cold out, but there is no snow and consequently there are no signs of snowmen, or reindeer, or sleighs. As of yet, aside from the occasional frigid northern…

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