Patriotic Bow Campaign
The financial resources to support Operation at Ease come from dedicated members of the Patriotic Bow Campaign and the generosity of the St. James residents. Annually the Bow Committee ,currently led by Eileen and Micahel Kopuneck & Rina and Michael DiMaio with many neighborhood coordinators and over 140 street representatives, sells bows with a small American Flag. The bows are affixed to mailboxes and other visible locations from Memorial Day to Independence Day.
Sales of the bows and additional donations exceed $20,000 annually to support Operation at Ease. With the current cost roughly $500 per family per weekend, 40 families can be hosted each year and breakeven on expenses.