I would like to thank Shannon and Operation Fresh Start so much for everything. I would also like to thank the Girl Scouts and all the generous people who donate to Operation Fresh Start. Having been homeless for months and finally getting into an apartment was exciting and overwhelming, but knowing you had already collected a lot of things we had lost made the transition that much easier. My family was very blessed to have your organization help us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I want to thank Shannon and her team for providing warmth and kindness for me and my girls when we were struggling with no heat or hot water in our home. Thank you so much for the space heater and blankets.
You are truly a blessing.
I really want to say thank you for being so giving, thinking of others in need and wanting to brighten a gloomy time of year for a family like ours. Thank you for wanting to help an honest family that just can't find a way this year. I'm just so truly grateful and appreciate anything to put under our tree for our children on Christmas morning. One day, I aspire to give back, just as you do.
Thank you SO much for making Christmas possible for my kids! I am so truly grateful for everything we received. I couldn't stop crying after picking up the gifts today. Just seeing how much thought was put into every gift truly warmed my heart. My babies don't know it yet but we are truly blessed to be a part of a community with such caring individuals like yourself. A huge thank you to Operation Fresh Start for making this holiday turn right around for me and my family.
Thank you for making Christmas happen for me and my family. We are forever grateful. I had no idea how I was going to make it through Christmas and once again Operation Fresh Start, Shannon DePerry and the community made it happen.
On behalf of Sound Community Services, Inc., we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your donation of clothing and the many sizes your provided. Operation Fresh Start has demonstrated extreme kindness, empathy, and love. Many of the young adults we serve come to us with a lack of resources. Community partners such as yourself are rare, genuine, and welcoming.
I’m a single mom and a domestic violence survivor. I had to leave everything in my marital home intact and Operation Fresh Start filled a storage bin I had rented with everything I needed (and more!) to start a new, safe, healing life with my children.
All the donations I received through Operation Fresh Start will never compare to the support, hugs and respect I have received from Shannon and her organization. They were strangers who have become family.
For the last year Shannon and Operation Fresh Start have provided everything I needed, without judgment, from food to winter coats to back packs to Christmas presents for my daughter. They assisted with my weekly rent by paying a week’s back rent when I came down with COVID and could not work. They even enabled my daughter to attend summer camp which otherwise would not have been possible.
It’s hard to ask for help sometimes but Shannon was absolutely welcoming and so sweet. Operation Fresh Start has been my saving grace more than once and they have always treated me with respect.
I am honored and eternally grateful to have received the help that I do from Operation Fresh Start. They provide a sense of hope for me that all will be okay and I will make it. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the kindness, patience and love I have received and hope they can touch many more families in need as they did mine.