I recently flew from Fort Myers to Baltimore and upon landing and leaving the plane realized that I had left a valuable pack of electronics in the seat pocket in front of me. I thought for sure my belongings were lost forever until I received a phone call from the founder of Operation Open Arms America, Captain John “Giddyup” Bunch. He not only found my packet of electronics, but assured me he would take the time to out of his busy speaking schedule to mail them to me on Long Island, N.Y.

Out of curiosity, and because I am a retired fundraiser, I visited the OOA website and was amazed at what I read regarding what OOA does for our troops. The personal testimonials posted on the site expressing what a difference Captain Bunch and OOA had made on the lives of military men and women motivated me to not only make a donation to this most worthy organization, but I have also offered Captain Bunch my services to increase much needed funding to keep this program moving forward. The Eastern Shore is truly blessed to have OOA serving troops in your area. I would encourage your readers to visit its website and read firsthand what Captain Bunch has accomplished in Florida. This could happen in your community too. For questions regarding Operation Open Arms and to ask how you may help, please contact Captain Bunch directly at http://operationopenarms.org.

CANDACE MAGUIRE,

Venice, Fla.

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