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June 10, 2014, Horn of Africa Dear Generous Americans, On behalf of the Troops, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity. Your care packages mean so much to so many. Every act of kindness is magnified for us when we are so far from home. The simplest gesture brings us joy, and inspires us to persevere and reminds us that what we do here is truly appreciated by our fellow citizens. When we are deployed so far from home it is gifts like yours that help to make the days more pleasant and the time pass quickly. While packages are filled with tangible items, they are valued more because they are a reminder that while we are far from home, we are not forgotten. Once again, on behalf of all of us, I assure you of our prayers, best wishes, and heartfelt gratitude. ~ Chaplain John ____
July 24, 2014: Awesome job Scouts! Good job Americans! We just shipped eight pallets of chocolate coated pre-popped popcorn to the Warrior Transition Units located in Texas!
I can't tell you how excited we are! As soon as I know when it will be here I'm planning a movie night for all the Soldiers, Staff and their Families! ~~ Shelly ----, WTU coordinator
WTUs are located at major military treatment facilities and provide support to wounded, ill and injured soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.
July 3, 2014 - Freedom is a fleeting and fragile way of life. It has rarely existed. It can be taken from without. It can be lost from within. The military protects against the former. The people protect against the latter.
On the Fourth of July I think of those pivotal decisions made by our great military leaders and servicemembers.
Where would we be today had George Washington not determined to cross the Potomac?
What if the garrison had elected not to stand out the British bombardment at Fort McHenry?
Where might we be had Gen. Anthony Clement McAuliffe not simply replied "nuts!"
Support Our Troops® just recently delivered twenty pallets for flavored pre-popped popcorn to Alabama's military community. All donated by individual Americans.
A tasty thank-you and showing of goodwill from Americans to their military servicemembers.
Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker to make sure the troops know how grateful we all are to them. What a fun way to show them how much we think of them! What a tremendous gesture of good will.
This donation came through SOT's Operation Popcorn® by Ramsey Popcorn https://www.ramseypopcorn.com/ which operates the annual Campmasters Gourmet Popcorn sale for the Boy Scouts of America.
Good job all! Good job Scouts!
June 23, 2014: The military community asked and you provided! Thanks to you Support Our Troops.Org has provided a new $2,600 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750dn duplexing bond high volume color printer to the Camp Blanding Family Center!
Can printers really be exciting? This one can!
It's the smallest things that make the biggest difference! Of the eight Family Centers across the state of Florida the Camp Blanding Family Center has the highest amount of walk-in traffic. Civilians can't use government printers for personal use and government centralized printing doesn't allow for ease of color printing for resource information. Imagine how many families will benefit from this little gesture you made possible! Now simple tasks such as creating brochures, flyers, printing billing statements, and resource documents are no longer a challenge.
When you think of donating, don't hesitate. Every dollar makes a difference and enables SOT provide the items most requested by our military population. The donation of this printer through SOT is made possible from many donations put together for one greater purpose.
On behalf of the troops and their families, thank you for making this possible!
May 22, 1014 - NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and SOT's Martin Boire teamed up at Danica's house the morning of May 22, 2014 for a two hour satellite media tour launching the 2014 Goodyear Gives-Back Campaign to raise money for Support Our Troops.
They did Q&As with many TV and radio stations about the campaign which helps everyone give back to those who give so much for all of us.
From now until July 31st, you can join forces with Goodyear and give back to Support Our Troops®.
Over the past four years with your help, the Goodyear Gives Back program has contributed over $800,000 in cash and product to help the U.S. military and their families through Support Our Troops®. This year Goodyear continues to add to that total. They are matching up to $50,000 of the funds raised from their charity auction, and they're making it easy for you to donate and say thank you to America's troops as well.
See how you can help by exploring the options at Goodyear Gives Back.
Good job Goodyear! Thank you Danica Patrick!
Tampa Humidor put on a golf tournament in Tampa this month and raised $7,000 for the troops! Here’s Tampa Humidor’s Mike Howe and Ahmad Muqbel presenting the check to SOT Director Bruce Jonas, bracketed by SOT helpers Tara Harris, James Mitcheltree and Jean Duran. A fund day and good works done for America’s military.