This organization is an example of what people can do when they are truly committed to a cause. Hundreds of volunteers working together to make the lives of our military community better in any way they can. it is truly inspiring and I'm blessed to be a part of it!
This group has hundreds of amazing volunteers that really care about the mission of supporting military and veterans. They are very well run and have some wonderful and innovative programs.
I love volunteering for OSOT! While I don't currently have any friends or family serving in the military, my father and brother both served. My brother told me how great it felt to receive goodie boxes from home - definitely a bright spot in an often bleak time. OSOT provides many such bright spots in our deployed troops lives. The staff and volunteers who I have come in contact with are wonderful, caring people. Sorting donations and packing boxes is a joy. Especially fun and satisfying was stuffing the holiday stockings. Working side by side co-workers and strangers - some of them kids learning about taking time to help others - we were sending not only treats and necessities, but lots of loving energy to those who risk their lives protecting us. The biggest event of the year - the Rockin' for the Troops concert - is a blast! Who knew doing good deeds could be so much fun? I highly recommend donating, volunteering, or at minimum attending Rockin' for the Troops to help support this more than worthy cause.
What a wonderful group of people. Not complaining and using their time to sort and pack boxes among other things for our Men and Women deployed. What a Blessing this group is. Our son Tim (Air Force) has been deployed many times away from his Family like so many men and women and has received several packages. He has shared with the guys. We Love you all for what you do. And I know as a Mom who's son is serving they all appreciate the care packages and letters too.
I have two son's actively serving in the US Navy........I found out about OSOT-America in August of 2016.....as soon as I knew this organization existed I decided I wanted to see what they were all about. I volunteered on a Saturday helping pack care packages for our troops. The thought of being able to send a little bit of comfort from home to them made me feel incredibly happy. The organization as a whole is amazing, very well run and organized. I felt welcomed from the first day I came to help out. The care they exhibit towards our deployed troops and our veterans is incredible. I look forward to many more years of being a part of OSOT-America!!
When I came back from Afghanistan in 2010 I was thinking of becoming just a stat and taking my own life. I carried a lot of guilt for living and more for coming home basically in one piece.
Through some friends who are involved with OSTA, I was able to find my way out of that deep dark hole that so many veterans find themselves in. I started giving back through OSTA and the acceptance that I found was unbelievable. I still have issues but I know that there are people, great people, who I have meet through OSTA that are there to help not only myself but many veterans. Some of the programs are beyond words. Be it helping the families of the fallen, putting on fundraising concerts, to direct assistance through the Allen J. Lynch program... this organization does it all. I am alive and moving forward in part because of OSTA and I am proud to continue serving our fellow veterans through the programs of OSTA.
I have been working with Operation Support Our Troops for almost 12 years. I became involved when a student asked if our class could find soldiers to write to & send cards. I have enjoyed working with OSOT & volunteer whenever I can.I have enjoyed attending (and recently helping behind the scenes) at the Rockin' for the Troops concerts. I miss the days when I am unable to be at the warehouse. The volunteers are fantastic. We are all committed to sending the troops the best prepared CARE packages possible. The letters, pictures & memorabilia we receive from our troops make us realize we really are making a difference to the men & women of our armed forces. I am happy & grateful to be part of such a strong, caring & committed organization.
I have been supporting OSOT-America for 10+ years personally and professionally. OSOT-America recognizes that our military folks need support while both active and after coming home, which is very important to the physical and mental health of these men and women who protect our freedom. OSOT-America has been remarkable in determining what the current climate is for our military folks and changing their programs in kind. I'm proud to continue to support this amazing charity.
It's a special feeling I get knowing that my attention and service to this organization, Operation Support Our Troops-America, is bringing a smile to the men and women fighting for peace and safety to this great United States of America. They should be honored everyday for what they do, so helping to send supplies that are greatly appreciated and needed is gratifying to me in return. I have also worked at the various fund raisers we have to raise money as well as awareness of the many opportunities for our returning troops and their families.
This charity helps our military troops in harms way along with their family members struggling with how they are coping with a fallen worrier or with just the fact they are on foreign shores, they get the wonderful support opportunities available. It gives me great pleasure knowing I can do my part as an American the best way I know how. They all sacrifice so much and we here at home are all comfy and cozy because we know our freedom is being protected and cared for by these great men and women. The volunteers at this organization are all so friendly and great to work with. Everyone working together for one common goal....supporting our military troops.
They have sent my son a box when he was deployed--how awesome! No one there knew him or our family and the box was full of wonderful items. It's something he will never forget.
My wife and I have volunteered a couple times with Operation Support our Troops America and it has been a great experience. The communication with those who are in charge is always extremely timely and helpful. While volunteering everyone is friendly and you can really see what the cause means to the people who are working there!
I absolutely love this organization!! It is an organization that helps veterans from birth to infinity. They put the veterans at the forefront of everything and put the veterans first. They help veterans families and of the fallen. Volunteering with this organization has been an amazing time and an eye opener. I wish more young women and men get involved in this nonprofit, it has made a huge impact in my life and couldn't be happier. I cant wait to work more with these awesome volunteers and the directors of this great team they have.
I really enjoy volunteering here, the people are friendly and there is always a variety of things to be done. Some weeks its packing boxes, others working on the upcoming fundraiser and other times volunteering at events to let people know what we do. Plus the thank you notes that are shared from the troops that receive our boxes or the veterans we help, let us know how much we are appreciated.
I worked with Jamie in coordinating a packing event for pre-school and elementary age students. The event was a success! The kids loved learning about OSOT and being able to make cards and fill boxes for the troops. Jamie with OSOT made the process so easy. We'll definitely be scheduling another volunteer event soon.
I received a tour from Jamie and Sue. It was inspiring to see how dedicated they both were to such a great cause. It was clear that they put in a lot of thought and care into every box, which makes this organization really stand out in my heart and mind. Great cause and great people.
It was so meaningful to collaborate with such a great organization, filled with dedicated people. I can't wait to work with this group again!
I usually volunteer at the warehouse and yesterday I walked in the Hinsdale 4th of July Parade handing out candy and information about our Red White and Blues event in September. It was a great day to be outside and the turn out at the parade was fantastic. Glad I was able to do something different!
I love volunteering with Operation Support our Troops. I love knowing that the care boxes I'm packing make a soldier smile. I am amazed by the commitment and dedication of the volunteers who make it all happen, and the wide range of programs available to our servicemen/women and their families.
I have volunteered for OSOT for a few years, I started when my sons received boxes from them while they were deployed. It meant so much to them to have people they did not know want to show their support. I continue to support those who are still out there in harms way!
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.
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.