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Operation Troop Appreciation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 171,000 members of the military and veteran community and have done so with a 100% volunteer staff, ensuring that donations are 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: Western PA Veterans and Deployed Troops all over the world

Programs: Active-Duty WishList program Welcome Home Veteran Support program

Community Stories

272 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

So there we were...downtown Baghdad in the middle of the fight with ISIS and we were trying to play Hockey with broken sticks and 1970's era catcher's gear for the goalies. Operation Troop Appreciation came to the rescue. Not only did they show incredible compassion, they influenced their extensive network and showed incredible tenacity to ensure we received sticks, pads, and even T-shirts to help set up teams. Incredible experience and I am very grateful for everything Monica and team did for us.

Holly S.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The troop 5k run in November is wonderful. I participate every year because its such a great cause and organization!

John E. D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best organization I have worked with. They have helped me and others in so many ways. I have shared with other Veterans, the great work that they do. From top to troop, they are top notch. Monica and Sherry, I owe so much to you and OTA.

Elaine A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent work, excellent people, excellent support for our troops!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that OTA does is life changing for the men and women that we serve. To be heading towards a 15 year anniversary and to have been 100% volunteer from the inception of the Charity is amazing and one I am proud to be a part of.

Donor

Rating: 5

Throughout my daughter's deployment, I (along with many friends) sent boxes to her ship. The many thanks we received from the sailors was more than we expected or needed to recieve. Now that deployment is complete, we will support OTA.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation Troop Appreciation does amazing work with both active duty military and Veterans of the military. Every day they make a difference in somebody's life

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non profit for Veterans and service members during great times of need , this organization is a great morale booster for veterans and they are constantly doing their best to service new needs in the veteran community as they arise, which can be seen with their welcome home packages for homeless transitioning veterans that they issue veterans , and helping veterans with connecting them for needed medical appointments with a free handicap accommodated taxi trip.

Thanks OTA!

Nick Fate
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania

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Client Served

Rating: 5

During my deployment to Afghanistan OTA sent my Unit tons of needed supplies even a pair of much needed Oakley Ballistic glass’s for each of us
Monica and the team at OTA are the best!!!!!!!!

1 Donny W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Troop Appreciation supported me over the course of four combat deployments. Their kindness, generosity, and support is like something I’ve rarely experienced! I’ll never forget the fantastic people that work there and their amazing mission.

Daniel B.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

amazing nonprofit that really makes a difference in veterans lives.

Ben_40

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with OTA for the better part of 5 years and as an Active Duty Army Veteran, I can tell you this organization stands out as one of the best! The volunteers truly have a deep passion for the ciritcal work the organization is filling both for those deployed overseas and those facing issues upon their return. OTA continues to push themselves harder and harder to truly be a beacon of Hope and support for active duty military, veterans and their families. Every dollar donated goes directly to the mission, no member of the staff or board receives a salary or payment for work done, it is all done out of the true passion for the work.

Brian S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

OTA, You guys and girls have saved me in Afghanistan, saved me in civilian life and MONICA YOU ARE MY REAL WORLD ANGEL! THANK YOU

Donor

Rating: 5

The best, most committed volunteers, working together for a wonderful cause. Making a HUGE difference in the fight to end homelessness in the veteran community, while simutaneously taking care of our troops deployed overseas. I encourage everyone who has been touched, in any way, by OTA to write a 5 Star review and donate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with OTA in the winter and have had nothing but amazing experiences since! What they do for the troops abroad and veterans in the area is remarkable. They have a heck of a team (100% volunteer) working for them around the clock, all while working full-time jobs during the day. They are grateful for all that they receive - they are sure to send thank you notes and recognize donors on social media, and are so friendly. They also are SURE to give as much $ back to the troops/veterans as humanly possible by having very little overhead costs. Thank you OTA for being amazing!! We love you!!

Lauri Fegal W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization that helps our troops and veterans. They have been very instrumental in helping Veterans moving into housing with the necessary items to begin setting up a home.
No one in this organization gets paid except for the feeling of helping our military and veterans.
They do this through donations and fundraising. The dedicated men and women deserve to be recognized for the good they do
As a Peer Leader Of WoVeN , I know how much the Welcome Home packages mean to our Veterans

Nancy Beech S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for a few months at the West Mifflin facility. It is my honor to help our military.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been associated with Operation Troop Appreciation for over a decade. I don't know of any other charity organization that donates 99% of everything it takes in to the cause it supports. These folks are all non-paid volunteers, supporting our troops overseas, for nothing but the love of our country and our freedom. Operation troop Appreciation will always be the first non-profit organization I donate to.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great experience helping out such a great organization!!! Everyone is so compassionate and giving of themselves all while helping our vets!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Monica Orluk for president 2020. She has what it takes to make America great again.