U.S. Troop-a-Thon June 25th
By Robin Scott
Move America Forward, an organization based in Sacramento, CA and dedicated to providing U.S. Troops overseas with care packages, is holding a Troop-A-Thon on June 25th. The event may be viewed online for free. The organization is planning to meet its goal of sending the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. Troops in history.
According to MAF, the organization can “…because you enjoy the freedoms and liberties that our military men and women have made possible throughout the history of this great nation - and now it’s time for us to show our troops we support them and appreciate them.” More than 100,000 service members are serving on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. MAF states, “…they are undertaking their missions with the highest level of professionalism of any military in the world. These men and women are American heroes who bravely and honorably serve our nation, and they deserve the full support and love of the American people.”
Move America Forward is the nation’s largest pro-troop organization. It has launched an effort to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. troops in history. They encourage everyone to join in and help make history. They want everyone to know how much the care packages mean to the service members by posting several of the thousands of thank you notes received on the MAF website.
Sponsors of the care packages have their name, address and a personalized message included in the package. Troops are encouraged to write back, making a connection with their supporters back at home.
Donations to MAF sponsor various sized care packages, including: small care pack serves 1 – 2 troops; large care pack serves 3 – 4 troops, squad care pack serves 8 – 10 troops, platoon care pack serves 15 – 20 troops, company serves 25 – 30 troops and the battalion serves 50 – 60 troops. To help history and shower U.S. troops with the largest shipment of love and care packages ever, a supporter may choose from the various sized packages.
MAF’s final push is scheduled for June 25th. The Second Annual “Honor Their Service” Troop-A-Thon will be held that day. The live broadcast held Thursday may be viewed online. To learn more about Move America Forward, visit their website at www.moveamericafoward.org. The site includes a video about the drive to send the largest shipment of care packages to U. S. troops in history. All donations directly benefit and support the U. S. Armed Forces.