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Operation Ornaments: Loving Disaster Survivors

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Help us get to survivors in Maui!

Operation Ornaments is a non-profit bringing hope and love in the form of handmade ornaments to survivors of disasters. Survivors who have lost homes express that after journals and photos they miss their Christmas ornaments the most. Since 2020 people from around the United States, and the world, have donated 70,000 hand crafted ornaments serving more than 5000 families. Our desire is to help survivors understand they have not been forgotten. In 2024 we will be serving survivors of a typhoon in Guam and tornado survivors in Tennessee and Kentucky. We hope to also serve the survivors of the firestorm in Maui. The money we raise here will help us meet this goal.

Your donations mean so much just "listen" to a few of the dozens of notes we have received:

"I don’t think the people who make these and the people who go to the trouble of receiving them and distributing them truly know what they mean to us. The 12 I received will proudly be displayed I had been collecting ornaments for 65 years and lost them all. My tree small as it was really felt special with the handmade ornaments knowing the care love and time that went into them for a complete stranger to care enough to make them and send them to us. Thank everybody involved and I pray GOD blesses you as much as you have all blessed us." Paula

"Our family with 3 small sons suffered significant tornado damage last December in KY and we are still not back in our home. Thank you so much for the ornaments we received from you all this year. My boys love them and they gave us a lot of joy and cheer knowing that our difficult year hasn't been forgotten. Thank you so much!" Joanna

"Thank you. I now know that God has not forgotten me" Anna

My Favorites..
Dear Nice People, Thank you all for all the ornaments. I’m very thankful for evry single one of them. Now you know for sure you will be on the nice list. Emelie age 8

Thank you for the ordements they make me so happy! I think you shooed get extera presents this year for this. My name is Brooke and I am 7 years old.

Copied just as they were written, misspelled words and all.

We are now a non-profit charity and all donations made from June 23, 2023 forward are now tax deductible. We have hundreds of dollars in ongoing expenses to make distribution of donated ornaments possible and are so grateful for your support.


  • Beth Ervie
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Lora Kinder
    • $20 
    • 6 mos


Carolyn Nicolaysen
New Braunfels, TX

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