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Causes: International, Military & Veterans Organizations, National Security, Veterans

Mission: Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed. Our principal mission today is to provide military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world. While there are many admirable groups supporting our veterans, we are one of the few organizations left supporting active duty troops deployed to the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world where are troops are in harm’s way. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our Military and demonstrate affirmatively our appreciation and admiration for their service to America.

Results: MAF has sent over 345 tons of care packages to deployed troops and continues to this day

Target demographics: Combat Deployed U.S. Military Service Members

Direct beneficiaries per year: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force

Geographic areas served: Afghanistan, Iraq and any other place we have combat deployed troops

Programs: Military Troop and K9 Care Packages: We send care packages full of the most requested items our troops want with personal messages of support to remind them they are not forgotten by the American people. This enables us to send care packages filled with Gourmet Coffee, Premium Beef Jerky, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Flavored Gatorade, Mixed Nuts/Trail Mix bags, Baby Wipes and many other items our combat troops cannot get where they are. Enclosed with each care package are messages of support from the sponsor, letting them hear the personal feelings of appreciation from the American people. Each box is hand packed by our volunteers and may contain special seasonal items for the current holiday. K9 Care Packages also include eye-protecting “Doggles” & KONG Classic dog toys.

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123 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello : )I just wanted to say thank you very, very much for the care package that I received! It was full of delicious and useful items. I am stationed in Afghanistan and it is very dry here and the water is not being kind to me and many of my fellow deployed Airmen. The inspirational booklet from guideposts and the notes from the wonderful people who helped put my care package together mean so much that I cannot find the words to express my gratitude ! : ) May God bless all of you.Thank you,MSgt D.C

1 Joan52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They collect and box up items the troops miss from home. Like coffee cookies etc. Along with letters to the troops. I helped packaged boxes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at MAF is a wonderful experience! They are organized and caring. They train their volunteers thoroughly and provide opportunities, for young people and adults alike, to make a difference in this world - it's inspiring!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

30% of the money donated goes to the CEO and his staff. They are getting rich playing on peoples desire to support our troupes.

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MoveAmericaForward 08/11/2014

Dear Ornette, this allegation is completely false. Here is a recent article explaining more in depth. We are very proud to support our troops and thankful to everyone that uses us as a resource. http://www.redstate.com/2014/08/11/moving-america-forward-responds-propublica-allegations/

1 Ann_93

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

SCAM- money is NOT used for troops!!! Photos of troops receiving donations are actually from OTHER charities- disgusting and deceitful.

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MoveAmericaForward 08/11/2014

Dear Ann, we do not take credit of anyone else's efforts, in fact we generally promote any efforts to support the military. I think you might find this article interesting. http://www.redstate.com/2014/08/11/moving-america-forward-responds-propublica-allegations/

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

One silly review aside, I agree that Move America Forward merits lising in Great Nonprofits.
I've given quite generously to Troops Direct, and will do so again. For Easter this year, I'll send Peeps and Jerky via MAF. I was once in the field in Vietnam, and I think there must be a few vets who advised MAF as to what would best be appreciated by a line soldier. The Jerky is ALWAYS the best part.
The only suggestion I make is to leave out the deodorant, unless it's for the Afghans, and any other frilly stuff.
AND... do your best to get this to field troops, not those who can get to a base to buy things, OK

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MoveAmericaForward 08/11/2014

Thank you for your comments and supporting the troops, we do include more field towels as well that are very popular, "Hoo Ahhs". Also Jerky will always be a top item, we also make sure to send plenty of Gourmet Coffee and treats they cant get anywhere else. We Ship primarily to Afghanistan now, but do get requests elsewhere.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Move America Forward is a great organization doing great things for our brave men and women in uniform. As a volunteer, it’s always exciting to see a soldiers note, thanking MAF for their support. Sending a care package may not seem like a big deal – to our troops however, it means the world. By supporting MAF, you are supporting our bravest men and women and their families here at home.

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MoveAmericaForward 08/11/2014

Thank you Jon!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always had a great experience helping Move America Forward send care packages. The staff truly believes in the cause and it shows through their work. The organization goes above and beyond in supporting our troops and putting a smile on their face. I personally get a lot of satisfaction from knowing I played a role - albeit a small one - in packing care packages for MAF. I leave knowing that a soldier, somewhere in harms way, will be receiving that package and it will remind them a little bit of home and everything they are fighting for.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward supports the troops in their war on terror. By nature, the troops that need the most support are deployed abroad and are engaged in foreign wars. Foreign policy and wars are divisive by nature, but one thing we should all agree on is that our brave men and women of the armed forces deserve our support. This is something that Move America Forward does a good job at and takes pride in.

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Donor

Rating: 4

This made it very easy to send a package to my daughter and to a couple of her fellow soldiers. My daughter was thrilled with the contents. So good enuf for me ! I'll send again at Easter.

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MoveAmericaForward 08/11/2014

Thank you for using us as your resource

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its really a shame that people feel the need to inject their own politics into these reviews, people are looking to find out what a charity is all about.

Move America Forward is a great non partisan, non profit. They ship care packages to the troops in Afghanistan all year and come with great items. They also have dog care packages and let you sign up people to receive care packages for free. But what I like is being able to include my own letter to the troops.

I also get a call from a woman thanking me for the donation. Its not necessary but I do appreciate it.

Its a great way to send a care package to our military I would definitely recommend this charity and do.