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Operation Support our Troops America

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1807 S Washington St Ste 110 % Operation Support Our Troops - Il Naperville IL 60565 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I started volunteering with Operation Support Our Troops America about 8 years ago, when I was looking for a organization that was close by to donate my time and money to. I started by donating items for care packages, but soon started spending every other Saturday volunteering with them by sorting donated items and assembling care packages. I get real satisfaction knowing that my money and time directly impacts our troops serving in harm's way. You can see it in the letters and photos we get back from the troops. This is a way to make a real difference.

 
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I joined this organization as a volunteer in 2013 and I am so grateful for the care and support we give to our military and their families. The volunteers are always eager to do their part , from something as simple as writing a letter of thanks to these honorable and brave individuals to helping their families cope with the loss of their fallen hero, this organization never stops " doing". I am proud and honored to be a part of this great support system.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I chose to volunteer as a way to give back because I have a son in the military! It has been a wonderful experience with very kind, hardworking people! I have been able to ask other parents who volunteer about different processes in the military. There are many different ways to be a part of this organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I met someone who was a volunteer at taste of Westmont 7 years ago who was selling tickets to the Rockn concert and giving out information about the care packages that their organization put together and sent out, from that point on I was hooked. The network support that OSOT provides is phenomenal, They are the go to organization for military families and vets and if they don't have the answer they will direct you to the right resources.

 
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I have had such a positive experience working with this organization, words alone can not even touch on the dedication of the volunteers and all that help support our cause, To hear about the many service people the care packages reach is so heartwarming. I have been had the opportunity to work on our Shop N Drop committee that work with the area grocery stores and the outpouring support of our residents is unbelievable. We will always have soldiers deployed and the need for the care packages we send and to also get involved with more challenges that our soldiers will encounter as they continue to come home.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I first got involved after my son received a care package from OSOT while deployed. He was so surprised and grateful to be remembered that I wanted to provide that service to other deployed service members . The organization is run by hard working, caring volunteers.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I signed up to attend leap of faith to help Me. My husband went as my support person. It turned out we were both helped and healed so much. I saw a picture a lady took of me smiling while there . I recognized that old smile, I see I'm still in here somewhere. I never thought three days could help us so much! It was healing to share our son's story and be met with eyes that truly understood. We made friends that will walk this journey with us, help each other along, until we are called to be reunited with our son. Thank you OSOT, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 
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I've been to the Leap of Faith twice.The 1st time I was not able to take the Leap out of t he plane.But after the seminar and amazing support of the OSOT staff I was able to start living again.I returned this June and was able to make the Leap out plane. OSOT continue to support me and now are part of my family.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I recently participated in the Leap of Faith as a Gold Star Mother. It was SO MUCH MORE than I expected. The whole program just came together and was a healing experience. I truly am a changed person after attending. The connection and love from the other attendees and from all the team members was touching and deeply felt. I cannot recommend it enough!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Recently, I was a participant in Operation Support Our Troops America's Leap of Faith Seminar. I was one of roughly 20 some odd people who came together because we have loved ones who have become deceased. The reason they are no longer here was not a factor. The group of us learned about grief, but even more so we learned about taking care of ourselves. We learned about what comes after grief. We bonded with each other and those who went out of their way to be with us. They were compassionate, empathetic, kind and generous. We and our loved ones were treated with dignity. We visited a horse farm, we also christened the conclusion of our weekend by performing a tandem skydive. Thus, "Leap of Faith." This was my first experience as a Military Widow. This was also my final experience as there can be nothing else to top what I have gone through by this experience. This was the most memorable experience of healing I could have ever experienced. From timidly wondering what to expect and moving through my fear of what would be expected of me, to finding I am far from alone, there are others and those who routinely give of themselves and their gifts to others in such a gracious way. Thank you does not begin to do justice in expressing the gratitude for how this organization serves those who are connected to the military. A wonderful organization and I am proud to have been part of an experience which will live with me and move me forward for many years to come.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Went to my first Rockin for the troops event this summer and was blown away by the military support and fun of this event. Amazing day put on by the amazing people at Operation Support Our Troops America--wow! They do so many good things for our military and support them in many ways. I highly recommend this organization, they are absolutely tops. I plan on becoming a volunteer to help out with the great cause.

 
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