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Review for Operation Troop Appreciation, West Mifflin, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The efficiency with which this organization operates is unmatched. With an all-volunteer staff, 98.5% of all donations go directly to support the troops. When looking for an organization with which to volunteer, OTA's efficiency sold me. Too many other organizations put their donations into their overhead. Rarely are you truly helping the intended cause to the extent that OTA does. Being able to maintain that ratio while helping more than 80,000 soldiers is truly astounding.

Beyond the efficiency, the volunteers are relentless. They joyfully hit the streets to get the word out and collect donations. All in an effort to simply let the men and women currently serving our country know that they are appreciated. Not only do the volunteers joyfully hit the streets, we have never wanted for volunteers to help us pack up and ship boxes to the troops.

It truly is an amazing organization and it is incredible that something that started as one woman's good intentions has grown into an organization that has touched the lives of more than 80,000 folks.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The results of OTA's efforts aren't tangable. It's a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. Simply knowing that you've helped someone that's living in less-than-optimal conditions to secure your freedom and keep you safe is enough. That being said, the thank you letters we receive are heart warming and enhance the satisfaction.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything.

Role:  Board Member & I help secure donations and pack boxes of items to send to the men and women serving overseas. .