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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, 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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127 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

3 debubuta

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Rating: 5

We were looking for a way to show our appreciation and respect to the many military personnel who protect us and our freedoms on a daily basis. We strongly feel that each of these men & women deserve much better treatment from the VA and the gov't upon their return. We're poor, but decided to do as much as we can for these heroes. Move America Forward let us donate $50 in two installments. We only wish we could write a heartfelt letter to these brave defenders of freedom to express our sincere gratitude. Anyway, Move America Forward made it very easy for us to contribute in the best way we could. Their site is user-friendly and 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to the troops! Next time, we hope to visit the site early enough to help with the packaging so we can include a letter of gratitude for all they do and sacrifice for us. We strongly urge everyone who has the means to help in some way. Thank you!

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Well I hope to see you guys soon and have you pack up the boxes! I couldn't agree more with the comment on the VA and govt. We are very thankful for your support! Nothing would be possible with out it!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoyed all the photos of our men and women in the service of our great country The faces of the dedicated volunteers of all ages and the site in general Your all doing a great service
to help support our troops we appreciate all you do Now we need more people to
support our brave men and women by sending as many packages as we can not just
Christmas So lets all make a difference and donate today Thank you

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Thank you for supporting our troops! We are proud to be able to support them all year long not just the holiday! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's a wonderful cause and my experience with them has been great. The thank you letters I get from service men are priceless

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

We are so happy that you enjoyed supporting the troops with us as your resource! Nothing would be possible without your help!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to MOA to be able to show our soldiers including K9's they are NOT forgotten, that we truly love and care about them through one of these great gifts MOA pulls together with gifts, supplies and goodies at a price we can all afford. MOA works tirelessly all year long to make sure our beloved troops are NOT forgotten. I can't afford much but w/o our soldiers we wouldn't be here enjoying our lives freely however we choose to live our lives or celebrate. This is truly a blessing for each of us.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO HONOR AND SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! We couldn't do it with out you! We are grateful to you for helping us in our mission to support those most deserving, the US MILITARY!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a former Navy officer on duty for 4 years after college, it's been my privilege to donate to Move America Forward for several years.
Showing our gratitude for the service of our troops to the USA by sending them care packages throughout the year and especially Christmas and New Year means a lot to them.
I encourage everyone with the ability to donate and support our troops to do so as often as possible. The troops do so much for us and more than deserve to know that we love them and support them.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

I was Navy 02-07, thank you so much for your support, it mean a lot to us and nothing we do would be possible with our it! Thank you for your service and please let us know if we can send support to you, your mess or any of your divisions!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward is a great organization that I proudly support. Our men and women in the military are often away from their families and by donating you can help Move America Forward to provide gift packages to one or many of them.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

We are so fortunate to have incredible supporters like you that make it all possible to send support to our Heroes! Thank you!! Also yes anyone can request a care package for a loved one serving overseas! Just let us know!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been sending packages and notes to the troops via MoveAmericaForward.org for many years. The site is always easy to navigate and gives me many options in content and price. More than anything else, the people who run the organization truly care about our men and women serving across the globe. I love the military folk and their families - and so do they. I love the posts from the recipients they provide. Those photos and thank you notes are heartfelt and inspiring. Move America Forward makes thanking our troops so easy. I will continue to donate through them and thank them for what they do for our heroes. Many of them are vets: they are all heroes too.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Thank you for all of your support! Nothing we do would be possible with out it! We are so fortunate to have people like you that share in our unwavering support for our military to join us, and make it possible to send these care packages! Thank you so much!

1 Tammy146

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We donate to this grass-roots organization because they are an amazing group of everyday citizens who supports our men & women abroad not only through the holidays but all throughout the year. Being a soldier isn't seasonal, it is a lifetime commitment and MAF is equally committed to each and every one of our brave and honorable soldiers. We love them and we love MAF. Thank you for all you do. You are proof that every good deed matters.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Thank you so much for your support! And everything you do for our troops! Supporting our troops all year long is only possible of support like yours all year long! THANK YOU !!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a former Army Medic during the Vietnam era, I lost several "buddies".................

What our current military members do in the field places them in the same danger..........

Yet, they are willing to do their part to keep our great Nation free..........

Move America Forward provides an opportunity for us back home to express our thanks, in a very positive way, to those who are serving. By donating through Move America Forward you can show that you care.

Please help by providing the care packages that are so welcomed by those in the field. A touch of back home...................

Just sayin'..........................

Perry W. Ortega

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Perry, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY! Thank you for your service and thank you for your support it means a lot to us here at MAF.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very professional and efficient. Extremely helpful and their operator didn't try to push additional sales on us.

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Thank you for the kind words, we are a resource and here if anyone wants to support the troops! Thank you guys for your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a Vietnam veteran, having served two combat tours with the Marines. Guideposts was a magazine I read whenever I could. Guideposts, praying day & night, & especially GOD were the reasons I made it back .On the few times we were back in a safe area we would receive care packages & items from various organizations that really raised our morale. It's wonderful to know that people care.Being in combat is , without a doubt, the most grueling experience a young solder can endure - & to know that your country is behind you is so important for morale. Donating to America Moving Forward is a great way to show our troops we care. SEMPER FI-always faithful. John Keith-a Marine always.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Move America Forward does amazing work! Continuously strives to show appreciation to our military and send them little reminders of home. After volunteering at one event for a required school project, I will definitely be volunteering again! Very organized, thoughtful and inspiring individuals that make this nonprofit successful. The event I attended also included individuals from the Wounded Warrior Project. All around great experience and I would recommend to anyone wanting to give some time to a worthy cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Move America Forward for many years and I know they do tremendous work as I've gotten a number of thank you notes for packages delivered to troops stationed overseas. In my opinion the job they do is beyond great especially when you consider that so many organizations supporting our troops do so much less. This is a top notch group of people and I'm proud to support them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank so much to MAF for sending me a a care package it was a great honor to read some of the little notes from you guys. It felt great to recieve mail and the items in side yhanks again looking forward to hearing fro you guys soon

1 Andi6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Signed up my MedEvac pilot son for a package to be sent to his group currently in Afghanistan. Within days, I got an email that one had been sent. I'm so thankful. I worry that people don't realize our troops are still deployed and defending us. Am sending photos from Afghanistan. Thanks again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Want to give a HUGE thank you to Move America Forward. I just got my package yesterday and it was full of good stuff. Snacks, Goodies, and extras that I can definitely use. Thank you so much. What you all do for us means so much. Often it seems like the folks back home forget about us. Knowing that your Organization and all the People that volunteer still think and care about us means everything.
Keep up the good work. It really does help, more than I could possibly express in a post.
thank you!
MSgt Eric Meza

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just want to say thank you for your care package. My young airmen really and truly appreciate your care package, and your support of us back home. I enjoyed watching the look on the young airmen assigned to my section, they were like children on Christmas morning. It's time when they are away from home that they truly thankful that folks back home still take time out of their busy schedule to recognize them and send them a little something from back home. items they need, but mostly things that remind them of back home and family. Again thank you and God Bless you all the days of your life.

1 Bolo Y.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Dear,

All Member's, Staff, and Friends, I am very pleased to afford this opportunity to express my "Heartfelt thanks".
I appreciate your involvement, support, patience, kindness, candor, and sincerity. I feel as if this is the perfect time to thank you for each and every single mission you participate on year round for all Soldier's ( We Love You)! As you know "Move Forward America" is a advocate for Soldier's as well as Soldier care. Move Forward America volunteers have made it very pleasant to communicate with you about care taking for us all. I recognize your diligent support. Thank You All so much again! God Bless You!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dear MAF,

I received an email this morning stating a care package was sent to me from your organization, I want to take a second to say THANK-YOU from the bottom of my heart. I am currently deployed to a classified location in Iraq, and most essentials we were told to bring with us because items here are very hard to come by. So to receive a package from you means a lot. I want to thank every volunteer that helps MAF, your thoughtfulness to our military members across the would makes us PROUD to do what we do EVERYDAY!!

From our Defenders here in Iraq to all others we say: We serve our country for those who can't, we fight for our country for those who won't, and we defend our COUNTRY'S FREEDOM FOR ALL!!!!

Thank-You again!!
MSgt Wilder

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MoveAmericaForward 08/22/2016

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! IT REALLY MEANS ALOT TO RECEIVE A NOTE LIKE THIS!! IT IS OUR HONOR TO SEND SUPPORT! THank you for all that you do and please feel free to send us any pictures so we can share them with our supporters!! Stay safe and god bless, please let us know if we shoudl send more!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On behalf of our unit, deployed in harms way at an undisclosed location, where it is a beach with no water, we would like to thank Move America Forward, for their great support to the US military. We truly appreciate the care package. The things we take for granted back in the U.S., we get to enjoy, even if just to remind us of family and home. Whether it's a taste of a familiar candy, the precious letters of gratitude and well wishes, or the very mere joy of receiving a parcel mailed to you. From all the men and women, whose lives you've made better and enjoyable, we truly thank you!!! Long live America!!!

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MoveAmericaForward 08/22/2016

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! It is our honor to support you and if you need anything more please let us know, we woudl be happy to send more care packages! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!! Be safe and god bless you all! IF you guys have any pictures we love to see them and share with our supporters!!