Thank you for considering a gift to Operation Open Arms! We are a 501(c)(3 ) charity and all donations are tax deductible.
Like all charities, benefits depend on donations from businesses and individuals. We all know the economic struggles of today but our troops have a bigger struggle: protecting the very freedoms we enjoy every day. Operation Open Arms is a “virtual,” all volunteer organization.
Unlike many charities that pay high salaries and benefits to management and staff, Operation Open Arms has no payroll. There are no benefits to board members (not even free fishing trips). Ours is a network of many good and caring people in Southwest Florida giving their time and resources to help Operation Open Arms deliver on its mission.
Your donation will directly benefit military personnel and our volunteer network. For example, donations contribute to a military family’s worry-free reunion. They aid funding for transporting soldiers on leave to and from the airport or offset gas cost for a captain who is volunteering his or her time, tackle, and vessel for a fishing charter gift. And while we are a bare bones organization, donations help us keep essentials such as this web site running so that we may continue to reach out to our troops and volunteers.
No amount is too small to make a difference. Whether you can afford $10, $25, $100, $500 or more we are grateful for your trust and generosity. We accept Paypal and all major credit cards via the Secure Paypal payment system for non-profits.
Or, mail a check to us at either address:
Pine Island Chamber of Commerce or
Attn: Operation Open Arms Operation Open Arms
PO Box 101 PO Box 1
St. James City, FL 33956 Easton, MD 21601
Thank you for supporting our troops and Operation Open Arms!