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Operation Troop Appreciation

Rating: 4.98 stars   229 reviews 8,002

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Century III Mall 3075 Clairton Blvd. West Mifflin PA 15123 USA


To build and sustain the morale and well being of the military community, past and present, with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.


Since July of 2004, OTA has provided support to over 136,000 members of the military and veteran community and have done so with a 100% volunteer staff, ensuring that 98 cents of every dollar is used to fund troop and veteran support projects.

Target demographics:

military members and veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20,000 members of the military and veteran communities

Geographic areas served:

Pittsburgh, PA


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Rating: 5 stars  

I was deployed in a unit with 18 soldiers. Operation Troop Appreciation sent us Christmas care packages which had a hugely positive effect on the group.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We had a great experience. Some people don't consider South Korea a deployment but our brigade was the first brigade to go over as a rotational brigade. To the Soldiers of my battalion, it was a deployment. Everything Operation Troop Appreciation sent was well received and greatly appreciated. All of us are a long way from home but Operation Troop Appreciation made home seem a little bit closer. Thank you all!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are in a SMALL area with very limited resources. BX is a tent so that should tell you something. We reached out to Operation Troop Appreciation and received and overwhelming response. Ms. Kristen Holloway Querriera responded to all of my emails, asked us what we needed/wanted and within a week we were receiving all kinds of support, from hygiene to morale items. On behalf of our Men and Women serving away from home I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH! It is SO GOOD to know that there are folks that support us.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Troop Appreciation,

We are very grateful for such an impacting gesture this was! Having something that gives us a little ambiance of being back home definitely helps us get through the days and certainly a morale boost during our down time. All of the requested items from our "wish list" continues to be put to good use almost on a daily basis! If we could include pictures, you would most definitely see the gratitude from the expressions on our faces. It means a lot to have and see support such as yours because some days it can get rough and to know we have others looking out for us who we don't even know is a true blessing. Being considered a hero brings a big smile to our faces, as we are honored and humbled at the same time. This is a job for us, but one in which we hold very dear because we do it for those we help protect and the freedom we have as a country. God willing, we shall be safely on our way home in no time! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am the Operations NCO for my unit and had requested some support to build the morale of my soldiers. Kristen was more than willing to assist my soldiers by giving them care packages. It truly motivated my soldiers to try harder even though the work load seemed to get worse. The care packages made them realize that people do care and do appreciate what we do day in day out. It definitely was a game changer for my unit's deployment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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They are personalized and really, truly want to help families and soldiers! Great experience working with them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

OTA is an outstanding non-profit organization. They really go out of their way to show they care! They have been a pleasure to work with and I know troops worldwide appreciate what they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This AWSESOME group sent the S-3 section of our organization an XBOX360 and some games. They also sent much needed hygiene supplies and tan Under Armor shirts. We enjoyed the gaming system as a break during our 12 hour 7 day a week deployment. We also made good use out of the supplements that were sent. A great organization for deployed soldiers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The items sent by OTA provided Airmen with some much needed hygiene products that are hard to get at our location. Familiar snacks from home and especially the packs of gum were a huge hit! The coffee and, sugar and creamer are awesome!!!! THANKS OTA!

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2 people found this review helpful

There has been a lot of organizations, and I can truly say that OTA is one of the best out there. I would love to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. When I received the items they sent us I mentioned that I had a female soldier with me and when I received the boxes it had stuff in there for both male and female soldiers. Any Organization that helps Soldiers in these hard time will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you so much for all you do.
SSG Ojeda, US Army

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