2019 QUARTER 4 UPDATE - YEAR IN REVIEW
Our Mission is to provide assistance to our Active Duty Members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families during their times of need. We accomplish our mission through a wide variety of different programs and services - here's a quick update on how we've been doing!
THE NANCY MILLER FOOD PANTRY
Over the past month, our Pantry has served 2,475 people, and has been able to make an impact on 9,767.
Over the entire year of 2019, our Pantry has served 40,452, and fed a total of 156,267. We want to thank everyone who has made this possible. Without our incredible volunteers and donors, we would not be able to provide any of the services that we do. We started this organization with the idea that if everyone in our community came together, then not only would we be helping ourselves, but we'd also be making sure that our fellow servicemen and women could rest easy at night knowing that both them AND their families have the support they need, whenever they need it.
Hello! I'm Nancy and have been a financial supporter and volunteer at OPS for the past five years. I do this as a way to finally honor my father's 25 years of Army service.
OPS's pantry had a very good year helping a huge number of Active Duty, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. It really helped when OPS was able to acquire 2 giant 3 door freezers!!!
This year we met so many first time visitors to the pantry, many new and continuing Phantom Corp supporters (those who donate $20/month to help make sure this nonprofit is able to pay its monthly mortgage, utilities, etc, and stay open in order to offer all of its programs and services)
......and of course we love seeing all the children who come with their parents, eager to help carry the grocery bags.
One final note: A special thank you to all those who patiently listen to me as I practice my beginner's French, Spanish, and German with them!!!
The Phantom Corps Year In Review
OPERATION PHANTOM CAKES
Phantom Cakes partners with the bakers in our community to provide kids with specially designed cakes on their birthdays. This year, our bakers were able to provide 350 kids with birthday cakes.
Re-Supply is our annual program that provides school supplies for pre-k through high schoolers. Through the support of our Phantom Corps, we were able to provide 513 kids of all ages with supplies for the year!
OPERATION TOYS FOR TROOPS
T4T works in partnership with Operation Once in a Lifetime, a fellow military organization in Dallas. This year, we were able to provide 851 kids with Christmas toys in total, with OOIAL distributing 315, and us at OPS distributing 536.
OPERATION ROAD WARRIORS
Road Warriors is a program for our Phantom Corps members. This program partners with Texas Tires 21 to provide support for our members when they need safe replacement tires for their vehicle. Information on how to sign up will be released soon on our Phantom Corps page!
OPERATION MONKEY WRENCH
Monkey Wrench is a returning program for our Phantom Corps members. This program partners with Eastern Auto to provide support for our members when they’re car needs repairs. Information on how to sign up will be released soon on our Phantom Corps page!
IN THE WORKS: DELIVERY PROGRAM
This year we will also be starting development on our own delivery service for the Nancy Miller Food Pantry. Follow our Facebook page to receive the latest updates regarding this new service!
UPDATES FROM OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES
YELLOW RIBBON NETWORK
This year we’ve partnered with the Yellow Ribbon Network, which is a network of military affiliated nonprofits and organizations across the entire country. If we cannot provide the assistance you need, you’re able to submit an application to the entire network, and your request can then be picked up by a group that has the resources you need. There are hundreds of organizations involved in this network, so make sure you check them out!
Looking for an opportunity to earn an extra paycheck? Phantom Freelancing helps connect you with businesses looking for self-starters who want to set their own hours and work remotely. Check them out to see what’s available!
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