Recognizing 5th District Woman of the Year Carolyn Blashek

Carolyn Blashek epitomizes the word “dynamo” with an infectious passion and energy.  She is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude.

This organization lifts the spirits of U.S. military personnel though personalized care packages sent to deployed troops — sending more than 200,000 individually addressed care packages each year.  Operation Gratitude is  the largest military support organization and has mobilized thousands of volunteers to help with the assembly of the care packages.

Carolyn’s work to bring home into the hands of our deployed service members touches more than just our military personnel, she brings communities together.  She has proved that a person’s passion, perseverance and integrity make them a successful leader.

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