PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
Pattie has tremendous respect and admiration for the men and women who risk their lives to defend our freedom. She believes that due to the highly patriotic and generous spirit of the community many others also feel the same way too and want a way to show it at Christmas. A time when we also remember the sacrifice of one man for our freedom from sin.
Kathleen is a Blue Star mother of two sons who have served our country honorably. She works tirelessly behind the scenes. She is always pitching in on boxing night, helping to shop and pick up extra items that are needed. Anytime a need arises, she is quick to jump in and help where ever necessary. She helps encourage others to participate and is very involved with several other veterans organizations. She has been named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Concordia Chamber of Commerce for all the charitable work she does in our area. She is certainly and asset to Operation G.R.I.T.S.
SECRETARY AND TREASURER
Beaux is our Secretary/Treasurer. He also works hard behind the scenes, helping load boxes on shipping day. All during the year, he helps as boxes are dropped off at the Reed Insurance office, helping to load and unload. He is an active volunteer in the community in many areas. He serves on the board of the Concordia Chamber of Commerce and is a past Vice-President and President. He and his wife are also very active with
St. Jude Hospital. He and his wife Beth help raise money for them by participating each year in the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis.
Operation G.R.I.T.S. is very grateful for his service to our organization.