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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 TroopsÂ® 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
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
Michigan, August 16, 2012
The Michigan care package pack-out sponsored by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. went great! Organized by Goodyear for SupportOurTroops.Org, it was conducted at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan as part of Goodyear's Give-Back program, now in his third year with Support Our Troops®.
It was a great opportunity for local troop-support groups to connect. Julie Watrous, now with Operation Cuppa Joe organize it locally and was there to help package the care boxes, something she is well experienced in. And the good folks from Faith Baptist Chapel in Napoleon Michigan which have a very good care package program led by Teri Behnke, participated with over 20 volunteer members. Half of these were adults, and half were high school students. With folks like these America is in for a very bright future!
Goodyear rounded up and shipped pallets of care goods from its partners to SOT for the event including racing magazines, Anacin, Crest toothpaste packets, and Zest bar soap. SOT shipped in 2 pallets of goods donated by Biofreeze, 3 pallets of Trails-End Popcorn, and 1 pallet of Buckyballs donated by Buckyballs. The total value of all of these care goods delivered into Michigan was $173,051.
Support Our Troops also presented a check for $1,345 to pay for the postage, made possible by donations from good Americans all across the country.
Julie prepped all of the address labels and completed all of the customs forms.
Thank-you cards and notes were written and included.
100 USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes were packed, each containing $353 of goods. The United States Post Office was on hand with a vehicle and employees to pick up the care boxes and get them shipped out fast to the troops in Afghanistan.
So between all of us bringing something to the table, the troops are going to have a great surprise from home.
All of these boxes were shipped to deployed Michigan troops serving in Afghanistan on behalf of all Americans. These troops are principally from the 507th EN BN and 1433rd EN CO, both working in some of the most difficult areas in Afghanistan. A moment of silence was held for one of their members recently lost while serving to protect us all.
As part of its care goods grant program, SOT donated all of the remaining pallets of goods to the local Michigan troop-support group to use in their future care packages. This connection will serve the troops well into the future by connecting troop-support groups in the various states. When it comes to the military, state lines don't matter; the troops act on behalf of the entire nation and we're all in it together.
Goodyear recognized this three years ago, and stepped up for the troops in a major way with its Goodyear Gives Back Campaign generating support for the U.S. Armed Forces and their families sacrificing daily to protect Americans' freedom. For three years in a row Goodyear has run this major nationwide campaign promoting support for and awareness of the troops nationwide. This truly effective campaign raises money to do tangible good for the deployed military, and increases public appreciation for America's military.
You can't do better than that.