Stories tagged with: Operation Spirit

November 9, 2014 - 9:24pm
25 weeks 1 day ago

Operation Spirit hosted an auction Saturday at the VFW in Zanesville.

The auction helped to raise funds for Operation Spirit's annual Christmas care package event. Every year, the organization makes Christmas care packages and stockings to send to our troops overseas. Director Melodie Pittman says that they had a lot of great items for the auction this year.

"Oh we have some beautiful, country and military footlockers and military uniforms and imperative items, old...

November 5, 2014 - 6:12pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

Come out to the VFW this weekend and help support Operation Spirit.

This Saturday Operation Spirit will be having a Christmas care package fundraiser. The money raised will help pay for shipping costs to send Christmas packages to members of the U.S. Military troops around the world. Operation Spirit director, Melodie Pittman is excited for the fundraiser.

"We're having an auction and it will be Saturday at noon at the VFW hall and we have a little bit of everything that we...

October 8, 2013 - 6:34pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Two Girl Scout Cadet Troops teamed up with Operation Spirit to provide stockings for soldiers at home and abroad for the holidays.

Troop 183 Leader Abby Corder says her cadet troops and the 159 troops, decided to use their funds not for themselves, but for a good cause and help those who are fighting for our country.

"We used our troop money profits from the cookie sales and things to purchase 1000 lip balms and 1000 mini hand creams that are in patriotic tubes for the care...

February 2, 2013 - 4:08pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

It may sound strange to hold a yard sale in February, but a Zanesville non-profit organization is hoping the weather won't keep people away.

Operation Spirit is always looking for ways to support our troops.  Director Melodie Pittman said that for just a few dollars, customers can fill a bag with certain items from the store.

"It kind of relieves some cabin fever," said Pittman.  "I wasn't here yesterday, but we had a really good result.  We sold...

January 30, 2013 - 6:28pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Operation Spirit on Linden Avenue in Zanesville is prepping for its second indoor yard sale.

The organization sends care packages to troops around the world filled with various items from toiletries to greeting cards.

Melodie Pittman, Director of Operation Spirit said, " we are having a bag sale, yard sale, indoor yard, to clear things out from Christmas and winter and sometimes there are things that we might not put on the floor.  We want to do something them...

November 3, 2012 - 7:19pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

 A fundraiser was held Saturday afternoon to help Operation Spirit support the troops. The "Bags and Boots Gala" fundraiser featured th items in a whole new way. Handbags and purses were transformed into gift bags filled with knick-knacks and incentives, while boots were mostly stuffed with floral arrangements. The goal was to turn ordinary into extraordinary, by taking everyday items and adding flair to make them one of a kind.

"A lot of the stuff were things that...

October 31, 2012 - 4:58pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Operation Spirit in Zanesville is gearing up for a fundraiser this weekend that will support the troops. The "Bags and Boots Gala" event transforms ordinary bags and boots into extraordinary pieces that will be auctioned off to raise money for the Christmas care packages that Operation Spirit sends to the troops annually.

"We've used the purses, the bags, as the gift bags for the incentives, and the boots...

March 25, 2012 - 5:49pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Operation Spirit is thanking the community for supporting our service men and women overseas...

The Zanesville store is having a Customer Appreciation Winter Clothing Sale. Volunteer Abby Guss said it's the perfect way to give back to those who donate items to our troops.

"We really did feel compelled to do it. I mean, every week, we mail out care packages all over the world. We have, if you look inside when you walk in, I think there's about 10 to 15 packages stacked up...

February 26, 2012 - 6:55pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

An organization is recognizing the selflessness of the community...

Sunday afternoon, Operation Spirit held a potluck dinner to thank people for supporting our troops. Director Melodie Pittman invited Staff Sergeant Tim Mahon, and she said it was great to see someone who benefited from the organization.

"He's become, you know, he became family when he was in Bagram, and it's just amazing because he's a hometown hero. And we don't get a lot of... you know, to see us and hang...

January 27, 2012 - 5:21pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

For several months a local Airman has been receiving care packages in Afghanistan, but it wasn't until Friday he met the woman they were addressed by....

Staff Sergeant Tim Mahon of the Air National Guard grew up in Zanesville, yet he never met the Director of Operation Spirit Melody Pittman until he began receiving care packages in the mail.

"She just sends all the stuff and it gets addressed to me and I distribute it out to the troops and my squadron and over to...

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