Bruce Jonas, Vice President of SOT, said "SOT has carefully endeavored to identify the best modern veteran service organization with which to form a long term strategic alliance to best serve today's modern veterans. VMW proved to be the veterans organization with exactly that philosophy. Both VMW and SOT were endeavoring to implement this approach before they met and discovered they had a common view of service to the military community."
Joe Morgan President of Veterans of Modern Warfare said "My fellow Veterans of Modern Warfare, we are proud to announce the partnership of Veterans of Modern Warfare and Support our Troops®. Support our Troops has shipped millions of dollars' worth of donated products to our service members around the world. They are dedicated to helping our service members and their families at home and abroad. Like VMW, SOT is a community organization as well as a leading national non-profit. Together VMW and SOT look forward to working together to meld the services provided to our active duty and returning veterans. The millions of troops that have benefitted from the donations of SOT can now look forward to continued service from VMW as they leave active duty. As we move forward with our partnership, I encourage all VMW members to reach out to our counterparts in SOT. The job of providing for our active duty troops will never end. But the job of providing service and support to our returning Veterans is just beginning."
The Patriotic Partnership® was approved by the Board of Directors of each organization, and the organizations will also cooperate in the execution of a plan to develop and enhance recurring funding streams for both organizations to benefit those they serve.
"The partnership will allow us to do greater things for all involved. The linkage will boost service to active-duty, Reserve, Guard, and Veterans", said SOT Chairman Martin C. Boire.
The alliance will be continuously developed and refined over the years to assure it remains fresh, un-bureaucratic, un-cumbersome, and focused on effective delivery of results to servicemembers and veterans.
Support OurTroops.Org is the charity through which we Americans strengthen the morale and well-being of our brave active duty troops and their families. Our programs provide millions of dollars' worth of care goods and services including family assistance, kids camp assistance, positive public support and more at hundreds of locations around the globe. They Support Us - Let's Support Them!® Millions of times each year, at hundreds of locations across America and around the globe, SOT steps up and improves the lives of America's troops and their families. If they're there, we're with them.™
About Veterans of Modern Warfare
Veterans of Modern Warfare is focused on mutual assistance to Veterans with military service from 1990 through the present. The VMW mission is to support veterans and their families by providing education and information about benefits, assistance in obtaining benefits, advocacy in issues important to modern veterans, and camaraderie through locally based national chapters. VMW members are much younger than the members of other existing Veterans service organizations. VMW members are used to serving in organizations that are ethnically and socially diverse, and with women in combat roles, like today's military. And VMW predominantly communicates via modern technology. Learn more at www.vmwusa.org