About Us

DSC03175In August 2003, Operation Soldier Care (OSC) began sending care packages to our troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf area.  OSC is implemented through many Bible & Life classes at First Baptist Church Naples.

When OSC receives a soldier’s name, the soldier is adopted by OSC, which means OSC will send care packages to that soldier until he/she returns home.  OSC makes nine shipments per year including Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The average care packages weighs approximately 13 pounds and they are stuffed with the soldier’s favorite food items and snacks.  While the goodies we send are very important, the most important thing we are providing is hope through Jesus Christ… through Bibles, Christian books and magazines, cards and letters.

 

OSC Ministry Facts from August 2003 through December 2014:

  • OSC has had 94 Shipments
  • OSC has adopted 1,104 Soldiers
  • OSC has sent out over 7,895 Care Packages
  • Shipped a total weight 101,282 pounds (50.6 Tons) of care packages
  • Raised and Spent – $373,597
  • Bibles sent – 1,276
  • Tracts/Daily Bread Booklets sent – 9,481
  • Christian Books sent –  1,642
  • Christian Magazines sent – 3,984
  • Cards and Letters sent – 20,436

Presently, there are approximately 10,000 U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq is being increased to 3,000 troops in early 2015. OSC will continue supporting our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2015. OSC will make nine care package shipments in 2015 and costs are estimated at $35,000 – $40,000. Presently, $10,000+ is available for care package shipments in 2015. Please pray for God’s continued provision and blessing for Operation Soldier Care.

If you have a family member or close friend serving in Afghanistan or Iraq please email me at [email protected] and we would like to add your soldier to our care package shipments.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of our volunteers and to those who provided financial support in 2014. OSC had another big year because of your dedication and generosity. Much was accomplished in 2014 and to God be all the glory!

We need to keep going…we can’t quit until they can!

Thank you!!!

God bless,

Tony Zawacky

Operation Soldier Care is a Ministry Partner of the First Baptist Church of Naples.  Our address is:
Operation Soldier Care
C/O First Baptist Church of Naples
3000 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109

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