The BeginningOperation: Care and Comfort came to life in April of 2003 when the three co-founders decided to combine their efforts to support the military troops in the Bay Area that were stationed in combat zones overseas. In those early stages, they became a part of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and grew from there, thanks to the hard, work and dedication of its volunteers.
Care PackagesIt's original focus was providing care packages for our troops. OCC now provides support and comfort to "adopted" units of deployed U.S. military service members, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict regions. Working within our community and through donations received from all over our country, we assemble and ship care packages to our adopted units every month until they return home. We are currently supporting up to 200 units on a monthly basis.
Tickets For TroopsOCC then began to work with the professional sports teams in the Bay Area and began its Tickets for Troops efforts. Working with sports teams, event venues and season ticket holders, OCC has distributed tens of thousands donated tickets to military families and veterans in the San Francisco Bay area and Northern California, free of charge.
Adopt A Military FamilyOCC continued to find ways to support military troops. It's unique Adopt A Military Family program allowed individuals, organizations and companies the opportunity to anonymously "adopt" a military family throughout the year.
America Supports You Homefront Groups Meet With President Bush at the White House
February 28, 2007. President thanks groups, including OCC for their support of Troops and Families in the Roosevelt Room.