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March 5, 2014: Support Our Troops® is privileged to have recently provided a $5,000 contribution to the Montana Military Family Relief Fund. The MMFRF assists Montana families defray the impact of costs of living on military families during deployment. SOT® state director Jake Eaton said bolstering the families of those serving is one of the most important things Americans can do as their part of protecting our freedoms. In February the Montana Army National Guard's 189th General Support Aviation Battalion returned home from eleven months in Kuwait. Around the first of March members of the Montana Army National Guard 143rd military police unit deployed to Afghanistan for one year. Keeping Americans safe at home is a continual job, and supporting those who do is a large part of the effort.
February 10, 2014, Kabul - Hello, We received care packages from your organization today. Attached are a few of the guys with bags of candy and big smiles! I can't thank you enough for the support...it means so much to know the people back home are thinking of us. You've made our week!
Sincerely, The 438 AEW in Kabul, Afghanistan
January 2014 - Support Our Troops® was glad to team up with Live Laugh Love®, one of our our Patriotic Partners, and push the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy over the finish line this January, kicking in the funds necessary to purchase a large 30kw emergency backup generator. The Academy is located in Pierce, Idaho, at the northern end of the power grid and where it can get awfully cold. The generator enables the school to open with its first compliment of 140 high school students, assured that during power interruptions the school will remain habitable.
Launched under an umbrella DoD initiative, the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a volunteer program for 16 to 18 year old teens who are at risk of dropping out or have already dropped out of high school. The program is open to all students and incorporates a highly structured format, with an emphasis on student discipline and personal responsibility, to provide a positive, safe, and secure learning environment.
The goal of a service project is to realize that we should shift our focus from ourselves and to focus on positively impacting others. And Watt’s has exhibited this spirit! Through the month of November, students participated in a coupon collection that benefits the TROOPONS® program.
TROOPONS® is an amazing program! Coupons can be used on overseas military bases for up to six months past their expiration date. Many military families rely on donated coupons to help offset the expense of living overseas. Shopping abroad can be especially tough for military families. Donated coupons can make a difference!
On the evening of December 5th, students from We Serve Too, Watts Leadership, Meet in the Middle, PALS (Clemens and Steele), staff, and parents came together to sort the many coupons into four categories: food, non-food, pet, and baby items.
Watts set a goal of collecting 6,500 coupons, but quickly exceeded that goal! In just a few weeks, the students were able to collect 42,185 coupons! With an average savings of $1.00 per coupon, that is $42,185 in savings for our Military friends. This shows that when a group comes together for the same cause, anything can happen! Watts hopes that this story will inspire you to make a difference in someone’s life. Who knows where it could lead?
Written By CARLA, School Counselor
Redistributed by www.SupportOurTroops.org
December 2013 – Support Our Troops® was privileged to present $5,000 to National Guard Members & Reservists in Idaho for use by them and their families. Looking out for those who are looking out for us is a tall moral obligation, and this will make an impact at the personal level in the lives of our troops, their spouses, and their kids particularly during the holiday season. On behalf of the troops and their families, SOT thanks all of our donors and supporter who made this possible.
Our Troopons® program is becoming more and more successful by the day! Thank you to all of our volunteers that have sent in coupons. Each of us contributing makes a difference but together that difference can be much greater! Thank you to all of you who have been sending in your Troopons® for years, months, weeks, days, and to those of you who have just started!
The Support Our Troops® Troopons® program enhances the well-being of overseas and domestic military families by sending them food, non-food, baby, and pet manufacturer coupons to make their hard-earned dollars go farther.
So How Do You Do This?
Send coupons you won't use to the addresses below. We'll send them to the troops!
Just mail them the cheapest way you can to:
Support Our Troops.Org
PO BOX 70
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
New to the Troopons® Program? Find more information here:
November 11, 2013 - Support Our Troops® was privileged today to provide $10,000 in financial support to the men and women of the Florida National Guard to offset impacts on recently deployed technicians. This honors and assists the Soldiers, Airmen and their families who sacrifice to preserve our great nation. Thank you all!