Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Operation Interdependence

  • Grand Junction, CO
  • www.oidelivers.org

Mission Statement

Operation Interdependence provides a unique and efficient Civilian-to-Military Delivery System(R)delivering civilian rations from citizens at home in the form of C-rats, individual baggies each containing a personal note and some goodies from home that they miss. OI volunteers pack and ship 25 C-rats per large flat rate box, enough for an entire platoon with no one left out. Enough C-rats are sent so that at mail call everyone in the unit gets a package. For many, it's the only communication from home they receive. For the civilians at home OI provids a means to communicate their support to the troops efficiently, working with the military delivery system, so the public has a means to communicate their thoughts and well wishes to those deployed overseas on their behalf. OI is a 100% volunteer organization, no salaries are paid, all citizens are welcome. No membership dues or fees.

Main Programs

  1. supporting our deployed

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Service Areas

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National

We are a nation-wide organization that ships to deployed troops wherever they are. No only to war zones but around the world on land and sea. This includes but not limited to Germany, S. Korea, Guam and more

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Karon Carley

Keywords

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troop support, interdependence, military delivery system, volunteer, civilian rations, c-rats, gifts, troops, supporting, giving, coordinate

Notes from the Nonprofit

OI is 100% volunteer, no salaries are paid. We rely on everything being donated , the notes, products and funds for shipping. Many of the units around the nation host or attend events to inform the public about OI, how we work, what we do, also to collect notes, products or funds for shipping. Every citizen is invited to help whether one time of one a monthly basis, no membership fees, open to the public. If you have an event/convention you would like for OI to attend or for more information please contact us through our website. at www.oidelivers.org

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Also Known As

OI®

EIN

42-1566882

 Number

6759791250

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (A19)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

supporting our deployed

. Providing a means for the American public to support and serve our troops deployed overseas, their families, military personnel at home and our veterans without impacting resources . A major part of this support being to coordinate the public, our volunteers, corporations, other organizations and the media in an interdependent effort to create Civilian Rations(R), individual baggies each coontaining a personal note and some goodies from home that they miss. . With OI nothing is wasted, and items that do not meet OI shipping standards are given to military families and our veterans. Such donations represent 40% of OI's total distribution. Our current monthly reach is equivalent to 30,000 C-rats delivered. . Ongoing national and grassroots activity through our 15 distribution centers nationwide.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Adults

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To serve as many deployed military around the world each month as possible. To also help families left at home and our veterans
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To continue our service every month year round by involving citizens around the nation whether one time or on a monthly basis. Getting people involved in writing notes, collecting products and helping to raise money for shipping funds.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The president will attend most invitations to inform people on how Operation Interdependence works raise awareness of why everyone should support our military and how they can help.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Every person that is a volunteer is dedicated to the organization and supports OI in as many ways as possible as often as possible. Always looking for new and more way to inform citizens of our mission and get them to help.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Each and every month we support 20,000 plus deployed around the world with help from citizens who have been with Operation Interdependence for many years, also new volunteers that feel the need to let our military know how much they are appreciated.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We are a nation-wide organization that ships to deployed troops wherever they are. No only to war zones but around the world on land and sea. This includes but not limited to Germany, S. Korea, Guam and more

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Operation Interdependence

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Principal Officer

Karon Carley

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karon Carley

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