Show our military that we have not forgotten about their selfless service and sacrifice!
Shifting political priorities and economic malaise at home can sometimes make it easy to overlook the thousands of Americans still deployed to dangerous places around the world. With so few serving on behalf of so many, our overseas obligations have turned into a revolving door of deployments, sending our service members on their fourth, fifth, and even sixth deployments. These frequent and extended absences add to the already stressful conditions of combat.
GreaterGood.or partners with Operation Support Our Troops-America to provide practical yet meaningful, comfort and care packages remind our troops that they remain on our minds and close to our hearts. Volunteers stuff each package with the food and toiletries that aren’t always available in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan or the remote outposts of Iraq. Better yet, the packages include letters and drawings from the community members that help supply the contents, adding a small but personal touch that can help boost morale.
And you can help. These bountiful boxes — each one big enough for ten troops to enjoy — cost $25 to ship to their distant destinations. Whether filling a package or covering the postage, every bit helps show our military: “We have not forgotten.”
Report from the Field
"Thank you so very much for your package! It arrived in well condition and was a huge surprise! The diversity of the contents is such a great combination. Definitely a great way to put a smile on the face of a military member. I appreciate the wholesome snacks, the bracelet and dream catcher tremendously. Adds the perfect touch to a care package while underway. Can't wait to make them! Thank you again!"
In 2017 OSOT – America shipped 4,269 care packages to our troops in harms way. Each box weighs between 25-32 lbs and is meant to be shared, up to 10 service members can benefit from one box. These care packages provide snacks, food, personal hygiene supplies they may not have available to them. Knowing that their county has NOT forgotten them goes a long way to lift their spirits. We also stuffed 5,000 Christmas stockings that were sent to the troops just before the holidays.
"Thank you so very much for your selfless support to community and helping my team here in Afghanistan. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful thing you sent to us, and it helps us to feel like people appreciate what we are doing. I am a US AF Major and work with a team of peo;le from all over the world who all volunteered to come to Afghanistan to help make things better. In order to make this world a better place, it takes the effort and team work of many different people working together in harmony, and for a good cause. You are a great example, people with beautiful hearts in the world community who selflessly sacrifice their time to help other who may not be as fortunate as us. Thank you again for all you do." – Coalition Forces Fusion Cell
Founded in 2003, Operation Support Our Troops-America is a grassroots effort that’s blossomed into one of the largest volunteer-based military support organizations in the country. Their mission is to improve the morale and well-being of America’s service members serving in harm’s way, their families, and returning veterans.
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