Operation Gratitude

August 11, 2021
Sandi Castro, Mountain Sky Conference District Administrator for the Peaks/Pikes Peak District, has had a heart for volunteering since she was a young child. With the restrictions of COVID, she wanted to find an online, virtual project that would allow her to give back to the community. Operation Gratitude allows her to express her appreciation across the miles to military members, their families, veterans, first responders, and healthcare heroes. The mission of Operation Gratitude is “to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide.” Sandi feels this service opportunity is the perfect fit, as she loves to share her passion for letter writing with others. Sandi adds, “During this challenging year, I feel it is vital to give back to the service people on all levels.”
Submitted by Sandi Castro

How are you connecting with your community this summer? The Community Engagement team of the Mountain Sky Conference encourages you to pick a project, volunteer in mission, start a new group, work on leadership development – the possibilities are endless. Then, sometime between today and September 1, tell us about it! Selected stories will be celebrated via Mountain Sky communication vehicles such as Ministry Crossroads. As we continue to build our connection, we celebrate the ways that faith communities are engaged. By sharing how you are involved, you inspire others and share knowledge with those communities that have the same challenges and opportunities as you! Check out our link for more details and feel free to share across the Conference.