Real World Hero is a charity donation drive created by City of Heroes players. In our real lives we are not super-powered, but we can still be super-purposed.

"You guys are by far the best community in the MMO space bar none." - Brian Clayton - Executive Producer & Studio Head, Paragon Studios

There must be something about playing heroes that makes this community so great! - EMpulse - Head of Community Relations, City of Heroes

You Remain Heroes! Continue Good Deeds Of Charity Through Real World Hero & All Worthy Causes!

Charity Details: Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude (Tax ID 20-0103575) is the California-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit, volunteer  based organization that annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea.

Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to all our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. By the end of 2010, Operation Gratitude will have shipped more than 600,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.

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