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Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: Hygiene, equipment and canine items. Supporting our armed forces on the frontlines is the sole priority of troopsdirect.

Programs: Troopsdirect supplies globally positioned united states military units in bulk with items that may not be issued or readily available through government channels. The troopsdirect fulfillment model is request based and primarily ships medical, nutrition, hygiene, equipment and canine items. This is done at no expense to the taxpayer or the requesting units. Troopsdirect is there first and foremost for the service members who are based out of -or deploying to- smaller or more remote positions where needed supplies are non-existent or not readily available. Troopsdirect makes the differencenow. No red tape, bureaucracies or chains of command. Just a commitment to those who serve.

troopsdirect maintains several different methods for corresponding with american forces wherever they may be. Within these methods, is the ability for them to reach us 24 hours a day from wherever they have communications equipment. These lines of communication are established in our pre-deployment meetings that are held here in the united states before they leave for their deployment overseas.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Troops Direct is an absolute mission enhancing/critical resource! I was deployed as part of a Special Operations Task Force in the fight against ISIS last year. As the mission for my unit continued to be refined based upon real time analysis, the need for Troops Direct became apparent. As things progressed on the ground, the need for smaller and specialized elements was needed to accomplish the mission within an ISIS held city. Based upon the new unit make up, it required us to spilt our equipment for separate and concurrent missions. Bottom line was that we did not have enough of the specific equipment to split between two new units during concurrent operations. I then called Aaron Negherbon, the founder of Troops Direct to see if he could help us. When I painted the picture to Aaron, he immediately put me on a conference call with the ITAR compliant vendor of the equipment I needed and negotiated the shipment of the equipment I needed. In 7 days I received that equipment in the Middle East! That type of essential and timely response in unheard of within the military supply system. In short, Troops Direct provided me the equipment that I needed to fulfill the mission assigned to my unit by the DOD when the DOD was unable to meet the timelines to provide me said equipment. Additionally, Troops Direct sent us quality mission essential performance enhancing nutritional products for use while we were in the fight against ISIS with little sleep. In my nearly 20 years of service, I have never had better and timely support while deployed and preparing for deployment. To the donors of Troops Direct, I cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided me and my guys over the years. Troops Direct is truly a peerless organization that supports the troops by passing on nearly all of their donations directly to the end user. THANK YOU TROOPS DIRECT!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I really don't know if this charity is good or bad, all I know is if they don't know what an American flag looks like, they may be just as careless with your donated money. I'm happy to give to good causes and have done so which is why my mailbox is almost daily stuffed with more solicitations. The attached picture is the embroidered flag they are asking me to return with my donation so a soldier can sew it on their equipment. The flag is backwards!! Who are these people? They list their headquarters as San Ramon, CA but the money goes to Pueblo, CO; not necessarily a bad sign, but it raises questions in my mind. Web searches on this organization hasn't yielded any solid conclusions one way or the other, but if they are legitimate, maybe they should clean up their act!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

TroopsDirect sends these letters filled with nothing but junk! We receive patches, "energy drinks", and other useless items with buzz words like "LIFE SAVING" and "HYDRATE OR DIE!" These items aren't life saving or essential. They aren't necessary to our troops, or "mission critical" as they like to say. TroopsDirect simply uses the mission and sacrifice of our service members to fleece generous patriots out of their hard earned money.

As an 8 year army veteran and someone with multiple deployments under my belt, I am angered at the sheer nerve that this company would try to sell out right lies like they do when they try to say that the Strike Force energy drink is life-saving. It is a caffeine powder with some B vitamins thrown in. Unfortunately, what TroopsDirect fails to mention, and every soldier worth their salt would tell you, is that caffeine dehydrates you. It's the last thing a soldier in the middle of a fire fight with ISIS or any other enemy combatant needs to be putting into their body. I don't care if it's made by a Navy SEAL, two Green Berets, and a Ranger, Strike Force energy drink is NOT a product that saves lives and shame on TroopsDirect for playing on the sympathy of potential donors!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I received a patch in the mail that they want sent back with a donation. The patch is to be sewn on an article of clothing or back pack that a soldier has. Maybe I'm wrong but I would think items like that would be military issued. I have taken a picture of the patch. The American Flag is backwards. Is this a legitimate company or a scam

Comments ( 1 )

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aaron51 04/20/2016

We are sorry that you gave us only one star without contacting TroopsDirect first for clarification. The patch that you received is used as a moral booster for our troops. It is a correct reverse pattern that is worn on the right side of an individuals uniform or gear. The reason for this reverse pattern is that the proper was to display a flag is to have the stars 'leading the way' as if they were on a staff. You can commonly see this on the right side of an airplane.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After many years of conflict the United States public is war weary. But that does not mean wars aren't still being fought. When I first heard about Troops Direct my first response was outrage. How could a country that has a yearly military budget equal to the next ten countries COMBINED allow their forward-deployed troops go without some of the necessities to do their jobs and keep them alive?

But my outrage soon turned to admiration for what TroopsDirect is doing. By responding to supply requests that come directly from our forward-deployed troops they are doing the work that our government can not. I also learned that more than 90 cents of every dollar goes to purchase and shipment of necessary supplies which far exceeds the percentage of most any charity out there. So I know that my money is going where it's supposed to go.

This organization is starting to get a lot of press as it should. As much to serve as an enticement for people to give as to wake up the American public to the realities facing our troops. TroopsDirect is not a right wing, left wing or middle of the road organization. They are an organization for ALL Americans who truly walk the walk when it comes to supporting our military.

26 Jason63

Donor

Rating: 5

As a former Marine, I know first hand what it was like to serve without the adequate field support. Troops Direct is a direct life line to our troops serving in harm's way. I highly recommend Troops Direct and their mission to all my friends and family.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

These guys and gals are the real deal! No bureaucratic BS! Give the troops what they need DIRECT, no holes barred....dont think, just act!

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10 Lee Ann S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Very thankful for this group who looks out for our military.

Marine mom

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11 Lori90

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read their posts on Facebook and I am so impressed with everything they do to help our military thank you so much

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15 Deborah87

Donor

Rating: 5

What impresses me most is the amount of every dollar that actually goes to the cause. I don't know the exact amount but I know it's over ninety cents. Also, there is no minimum donation so they make it very easy to contribute even if you're on a budget. This foundation makes a huge difference for our troops! Please support it!

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 4

I know Aaron Negherbon. Met him years before he began TroopsDirect.org. He started this company when a friend was in Afghanistan and it grew. Every dollar that is donated, goes to helping our troops.
He is an honest, caring man who is doing a great thing.
Congratulations & keep up the good work.
It's appreciated.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a donor of TroopsDirect for about 6 months now and have been quite happy with them. They provide regular updates on the types of products they are sending to the troops as well as occasional messages from troops they've helped. I think the fact that they can work outside of typical government chains makes them very useful, they're able to get life-saving products to the people that need them in a hurry. Their customer support is very good, I contacted them once to increase my monthly donation amount.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Troops Direct is wonderful. I am a wife and mother of military men. Most people who are not familiar with the military do not realize how the cut backs have hurt our troops. They can't get many of the items they need from the government because congress continues to cut their funding. To me, it's a disgrace when your child has to wear flight suits with holes in them and this is just a minor item compared to protection equipment they need in the battlefield. Troops Direct provides our military with items they so desperately need when the people in Washington tell them "NO." I am so thankful for Troops Direct and please donate to them if you can. Even the smallest amount helps to make a difference for the men and women fighting for our freedom and safety.

Review from Guidestar

4 Miguelito E.

Donor

Rating: 5

The best! Very active organization. They stay up to speed with units' deployment schedules.

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2 Steve96

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

troopsdirect.org is an amazing company doing everything I their power to provide out troops with essential goods that our troops need to survive in combat. It's also a shame our govt can't emulate troopsdirect in their own practices.

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6 James110

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed some ammo pouches because we don't issue what I needed. I sent an email to troops direct ans literally within ten minutes what I needed was processed for shipment to Afghanistan.

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4 Robert115

Donor

Rating: 5

TroopsDirect.org helps our Military war fighters in active combat zones by providing them the critical supplies they need to get the job done because the supply chain does not always meet their needs. These supplies include simple things like chalk to mark IEDs or plate carriers for body armor. They also provide food stocks for the Holidays and lumber to build shelters or fighting positions. This is a great organization and they make a big difference to our fighting men and women on the battlefields around the globe. Please join me in supporting them.

Review from Guidestar