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
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi sir/ma'am, My name is SSG Foster, David I am a squad leader who is currently deployed to Bagram Airfield in RC-E Afghanistan. This is my third time being over here in Afghanistan in five years. My first was to the same place as now but I did 15 months, my second was to FOB Edinburgh RC-South for 12 months, my third was to here now for 9-12 months. I am a 12B Combat engineer who clears the roads of IEDs, UXOs, and anything thst may harm my fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, Coalition forces, and local Afghans. I have never previously interacted with OTA but I was most certainly missing out! OTA provided my CARCO Platoon with 50 Under Armour TShirts that we made platoon shirts out of cutting the cost to nearly nothing, a projector so we can teach demolition, patrolling, urban breaching and basic engineering skills to Soldiers when they're not on missions. OTA has been an an outstanding example of how "We Support The Troops" is said worldwide. I simply cannot thank you all enough and I am truely blessed that I was able to be helped by such an amazingly generous organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My unit is deployed overseas, I sent an email to OTA and we recieved excersice equipment as well as supplements and a computer for our guys to watch movies and video chat with their families. These items provided a huge moral boost for our guys deployed here.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the NCOIC for the Female Mentorship program here in South Western Asia, we requested female sized T-Shirts to raise morale for the female troops within our entire Battalion. We have accomplised this by bringing them together to perform various team building activities, such as a scavenger hunt, Warrior Challenge, and various other group activities in which they are required to work together, while wearing theme specific shirts. Mrs. Holloway and the Operation troop appreciation team were very helpful and attentive to our needs and concerns. I sent the plan shirts, which came in various colors and had a logo imprinted. The ladies were very appreciated for Mrs. Holloway's assistance and really enjoy wearing the shirts, doing group events, as well as on their free time. We can not stop boasting about your organization; truly Soldier/Troop Supportive. Thank You All!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my Fourth deployment and before I stepped a foot on Afghanistan soil, I vowed to reach out to Organizations and Companies to assist the Service Members which I worked by everyday. Being deployed can be hard on new deployers, newlyweds and new parents. I reached out to several organizations but the one that stood out the most was Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA). Upon receiving my request for my Squadron of 500 personnel, they quickly responded to me. With all that OTA sent, Service Members alctually took the time to enjoy the items when they had down time. OTA sent a little of "home" to where we where and for this, we are truly grateful! By yall showing care and concern, it is making our deployment a little more enjoyable. Organizations like this is where I will devote my time to in order to support all or our Men and Women in harms way. So from all of the Service members on this FOB; 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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our unit is located in southern part of the Afghanistan proving retro-grade mission. We all do remember the day OTA care packages delivered to our compound. Usually our mails get picked up by individual but that day the mail truck pulled in to our door step and down loaded huge boxes. First we thought it was something we ordered thru the contracting for the mission, but instead it was all from the Operation Troop Appreciation. That day was our happiest day during deployment. It was more than enough for every Soldier in our unit. We even shared it with other units occupied in our compound. Every Soldier in our compound thank you for what you’ve sent to us. Especially with the Under Armor shirts are greatly appreciated. Soldier in this type environment is all about morale and OTA definitely boosted our unit’s morale to the highest level possible. Once again thank you very much and please let us know what we can do to help after our deployment. We will definitely be a part of your sponsor when this deployment ends.

Thank you OTA!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am part of a medevac unit here and we requested care packages including game systems to help our medics and crewmemebers relax while they were off shift. Operation troop Appreciation sent BIG BOXES of snacks, hygiene items and of course game systems. They were the best care packages I've seen. All of the soldiers in our company are greatful and appreciate the support that we get out here especially from Operation Troop Appreciation. They even offered us Under Armour shirts and they arrived quickly. Thank you again Operation Troop Appreciation!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am part of the CMRE team in Kandahar Afghanistan. This is one of the best care package organization I've come across during my deployment. Once I signed up they swiftly gathered my wish list and in no time I was opening up the boxes sharing it up with my unit. They sent enough items for every one in my unit to enjoy. Each and every item on my wish list was fulfilled. I hope this organization continues to support troops during deployments.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am with a medical task force currently deployed and Operation Troop Appreciation sent us more than enough things to our unit. When we received the care package, my unit and myself were blown away by how above and beyond OTA went to provide things that were just a boost in moral. I never knew there were organizations that cared so much for the sacrifice that service members make, and sometimes we forget about the sacrifices the American people make for us. OTA, and Ms. Holloway and her staff were so great about sending little things that mades us remember who we are here for. Thank you so much OTA for all you do.

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

None, great organization, nothing to improve on an organization that takes time out of their lives to brighten up the lives of soldiers across the globe.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an incredible organization that gave generously to single soldiers that were redeploying. Our company originally submitted a list of needed items expecting this organization to help as they could. They far exceeded our expectations! I cannot say enough good things about this 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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Detachment Commander for an EOD Platoon currently deployed. Operation Troop Appreciation sent us the necessary tools for my Soldiers to complete our mission. The organization responded promptly and did not hesitate to assist us.

We appreciate all of this organization's help and support!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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