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Ohio, 5-13-2013: America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has donated $50,000 to the Support Our Troops Education Fund. These funds will be used for scholarships for Ohio veterans interested in an exciting career in the natural gas industry. Teaming up with Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio and Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio, the $50,000 scholarship will send veterans through the ShaleNet program, a course designed to train veterans in the technical skills natural gas employers are seeking.
February 23, 2013: The final admissions are in and the leadership of Support Our Troops® which serves on the Board of Directors of the Military Support Groups of America Federation within the Combined Federal Campaign has used its position to cause 17 more military support charities to be included in that federation within the CFC campaign for 2013.
Martin C. Boire, Chairman of SOT, and the other MSG Board members, all believe that they can all do best by America's military community by helping everybody who is doing anything to help them. The more the better. Therefore in reviewing all of the applications submitted, we were able to increase to 50 the number of charities participating in the Combined Federal Campaign Military Support Groups of America Federation in the 2013 Campaign.
January 14, 2013 -
$966,151 of microwave and pre-popped popcorn has just been delivered by SupportOurTroops.Org to U.S. Marine Corps bases all across America. All from individual American citizens to their troops.
It is a showing of the goodwill of the people for their troops.
The tractor-trailers delivered to 29 USMC installations around the country.
“Thanks Marines and we hope it shows you how grateful we are for what you do for all of us,” said Support Our Troops® VP Bruce Jonas.
Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker. What a fun way to show them how much we think of them! What a tremendous gesture of good will.
Where did all this popcorn come from? From the American People! The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went door to door down streets all across America and asked people if they would like to donate $25 of popcorn treats to the troops. And at $25 to $40 a pop this many people did.
Who did this? SupportOurTroops.Org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trail’s- End Popcorn Company teamed up to pull this off. Said Support Our Troops Chairman Martin C. Boire: “kids, you want to know how to pull off something this huge? Get into Scouting, you’ll get to organize hundreds of things.” Who manufactured it? - Nothing but the best for our troops! Trail’s-End® popcorn is known as America’s Best Popcorn. It is produced by Weaver Popcorn Company, one of the largest producers and manufacturers of popcorn products in the world. An 80-year-old, family-owned company located in Indiana, Weaver Popcorn distributes its products in more than 90 countries.
Patriotic Partners® These MWR deliveries are also made possible by Patriotic Partners of SOT like Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and like NASCAR, who raise substantial sums of money to support our operations, and who promote on a widespread basis positive support for America's active-duty troops and their families.
About SupportOurTroops.Org. 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. If they’re there, we’re with them.®
How does SupportOurTroops.org get all of this done? Through our free online community forum at SupportOurTroops.Org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good kids and adults across America.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Member #31529. Support Our Troops® is an authorized private civilian national and international nonprofit in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). It is the largest and most successful workplace charity campaign in the world. Federal employees can help Support Our Troops® by designating to code 31529.
Contact SOT at 1-877-879-8882
National, November 25, 2012: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recognized by SupportOurTroops.Org for its support during the 2012 "Goodyear Gives Back" campaign—a fund-raising effort designed to generate awareness and support for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Over the course of this year's program, which ran through July and August, Goodyear raised more than $310,000 for Support Our Troops.
"For the past three years, Goodyear has played an integral role in our efforts to raise awareness and has generated more than $700,000 in donations to help impact the lives of U.S. Armed Forces and their families," said Martin C. Boire, executive director of Support Our Troops®. "We appreciate all that Goodyear has done to show its support for our service men and women."
From the 1960s through the present American culture has gradually rebuilt itself around the me generation.
Hence the necessity for President Kennedy's admonition to "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
This is totally lost on today's society and most of my fellow citizens.
But through it all has continued a bright spot.
DTS Donates More Than $1,259,820 Worth of iWOW 3D Audio Enhancement Adaptors to Active Duty Troops FeaturedWritten by SOT Staff
CALABASAS, Calif. (October 23, 2012) – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies today announced that it has made a donation of more than 18,000 iWOW 3D audio enhancement adaptors to Support Our Troops® (SOT®), the non-profit organization dedicated to bolstering the morale and well-being of our active military and their families, to be distributed to US troops serving around the world.
"On behalf of America's troops and their families, we give a very large thanks to DTS, Inc. the maker of iWOW 3D, and the company behind this major donation" said Martin C. Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops®.
"At a retail price of $69.99 per unit, this is a major statement of commitment to, and tangible support for, America's finest."
"A $1,259,820+ testament of gratitude, he said." "A real American company doing real things for the real men and women protecting this country."
September 30, 2012, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan - Thanks to our Patriotic Partner, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan are receiving a series of care goods air shipments. No small feat.
As part of the third annual Goodyear Gives Back campaign this project packaged 5,000 care bags for the troops, each valued at about $25 and having a range of needed core products.
Pallets of sunblock, lip balm, muscle balm, microwave popcorn, hand wipes, oral hygiene kits, mini hand wipes, print materials, toothpaste packets, and the like have at the request of the Marines been staged at one location in Afghanistan and are being brought in on demand to Camp leatherneck
We appreciate your support -- we'll make sure these packages make it into the hands of the Marines! ~ Chap. Stallinga