OPERATION TROOP APPRECIATION

Rating: 4.99 stars   212 reviews

Issues: Veterans

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

Mission: 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.
Results: 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
Programs: Sponsor A Unit Collection Drive Welcome Home Kits
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 81-0651982
412-653-1317
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has gone beyond the call of duty helping to support men and women in the armed forces stationed away from hom and there families. I would highly reccoment this oraganization to my fellow members and commend them for what they do. Your support is highly appreciated and we thank you!

-USN Sailor

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the previous items you have sent to us. We already
passed the Xbox to another BN who will be staying here a lot longer than us.
The Boxing equipment will be left with the GYM personnel here at Bagram, so
that whoever would like to train up for boxing it will be readily available.
Again thank you and God bless you.

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OTA is a great organization, I emailed the organization and they granted all of my request. The Soldiers her ein Afghanistan are very appreciative for the items that were sent to them on behalf of the organization. Again, a great and caring organization.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Troop Appreciation helped maintain morale for myself and all of the troops in my platoon. They really care. The troops are so thankful for the strong and steady support back home. May God Bless you and enable your continuous support of the brave men and women of the United States of America.

THANK YOU!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OTA was a great support for my unit as we deployed, sending us some great socks and t-shirts for our troops. Those two items wear out pretty fast over here, and OTA helped fill in the gap. As a chaplain I am used to receiving lots of care packages, but OTA blew me away with their generosity and support. The men and women I was able to support through their donations were truly grateful. Thank you...

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OTA was organized with the Troops in mind. The approach to volunteerism is beyond compare. Our country, our troops and the donors and volunteers are all very enthused and the results are heartwarming and unforgetable.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been aware of and donor to Operation Troop Appreciation since its inception. No other organization works as hard or has the success rate as does OTA, from a voulunteer standpoint. More than 98% of its donations find its way to our troops. Hopefully our wars will come to an end soon, but until they do, OTA is there to support our troops in many ways.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I made my first donation to this organization just the other day and I was so impressed with the organization this group had. The volunteer was very kind and very informative. It was an honor to donate to an organization that takes care of our troops. God Bless you all !! I will be making many more donations in the near future !!!

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 Stars all the way!! It’s an honor to help support such a great organization. OTA has helped so many of our troops in far away places where they can’t or don’t get some of the essential items that we enjoy here at home. My son has been deployed 3 times for a total of 38 months and my wife and I both know what it’s like to have a loved one far away and wanting them to have what they need. OTA steps to the plate here and really comes through for our soldiers. It was a comfort to know we had someone like OTA to turn to and that cares so much for all of our soliders. Thanks OTA - we love you!!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Troop Appreciation is a wonderful help to our men and women who are selflessly serving our country. They are quick to respond to their needs and help them in any way possible. I am glad that this organization is there to help these fine men and women and I am humbled to give whatever I can to help them do just that.

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My son has benifited from their help while serving twice in Iraq. I can not believe how many things are not provided to the miltary for the soliders to do their jobs. OTA has provided them with things they NEED to help them do thier jobs.

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I would get more people to contribute or help them.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Say 'YES' to this organization! OTA far exceeds the expectation of supporting our troops in need. I was personally involved via my brother who served two tours in Iraq. OTA was quick to respond and eager to put a smile on not just my brother's face... but his entire group! OTA has great communication and really lets you know they care deeply about each and every person.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

OTA has been great all along. They have been in contact from the beginning to make sure we are getting what they send and that what is sent is appropriate. I really great help to my Troops.

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

A lot

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?

2012

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