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
30% of the money donated goes to the CEO and his staff. They are getting rich playing on peoples desire to support our troupes.
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/
SCAM- money is NOT used for troops!!! Photos of troops receiving donations are actually from OTHER charities- disgusting and deceitful.
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/
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
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.
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.
Thank you Jon!!
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for using us as your resource
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.
Move America Forward bills itself as a charity to raise money for care packages for US troops abroad. However the organization's "troopathon" project is mostly a promotional vehicle for a variety of right-wing celebrities. Fund-raising pitches are mixed in with heavily ideological and harsh critiques of allegedly left-wing and defeatist US foreign and security policies by the likes of Mark Levin and Sarah Palin.
One of the principal charitable activities of the groups involves sending Conservative semi-celebrities to visit with troops and to distribute gifts. At the time these are distributed the original source of the gifts are not very clear.
MAF is a effectively a political outreach organization using a charity model.
We are thankful for anyone that helps us support the troops, no matter their political belief. We do have "celebrities" that support us but they use their reach to help promote the troops. Thank you for your comments and unwavering support for our military. I hope if you decide to send a care package you will consider us.
Review from Guidestar