In The News

A very special thank you to Mohawk Area School District for a phenomenal donation drive! This annual event has brought much needed items to OTA and they hit it out of the park this year! In total, they collected 5,824 donation items to send to our deployed troops! And also raised $1,000 in monetary donations – far exceeding their goals for the drive!

OTA’s Founder & CEO, Kristen Holloway Querriera has announced her retirement from the organization.  We will miss her dearly and are so grateful for her 13 years of dedication and service to our troops and veterans!  Click here for a message from Kristen.

OTA sends a big shout out to Girl Scout Troop #54520 from Morgantown, WV!  They worked hard to pack supplies for our troops overseas on April 1st.  We very much appreciate the efforts of these hard working scouts!  Definitely a special delivery for our troops!

We are very excited to have been included in this “American Hunter” magazine article. It’s written by Sgt. Mike Marek, whose unit received help from OTA on multiple deployments. Thank you Mike!  Click here to read the story!

We’d like to share the incredible story of SFC Ryan Gloyer and the 10th Special Forces Group experience as they fought The Battle of Boz Qandahari in Afghanistan on Nov. 2, 2016. We lost SFC Gloyer and CPT Andrew Byers that day. While we mourn the loss of all our fallen heroes, the loss of SFC Gloyer touched us personally. His family were among the first volunteers of our charity and we had come to know Ryan through our efforts to support him in past deployments. May they rest in peace.  Click here for the full story.

Bethel Park High School is holding a “Surprise Box” fundraiser for OTA.  Each box is $10 and contains a number of great gift cards, with 60% of the proceeds being donated to OTA.  Click here for more information.

OTA has reached Top Rated Status for 6 years in a row!  Thank you to all the troops, veterans, volunteers and donors who have written 5 Star reviews to help us achieve this honor!  Feel free to share your experience with OTA!  You can help OTA become a Top Rated Charity in 2017 by writing a 5 Star review. Simply click on the “Share Your Story” button in the link below and tell everyone how OTA has made a positive impact today! http://greatnonprofits.org/org/operation-troop-appreciation

In 2016, OTA supported over 9,000 deployed members of the military and 900 veteran families in need.  In total, OTA has now helped over 161,000 troops through our Wish-List program since 2004 and more than 2,000 veteran families since launching our Welcome Home program in 2014! Thank you so much to the hard working volunteers and generous donors who helped us reach these milestones!

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Help Operation Troop Appreciation just by clicking ? Winning  the Eagle Rare Life Award would mean $5000 to $50,000 for OTA! That can do a lot of great things for fellow troops & veterans.

Read about our truly AMAZING President is one of the most selfless you will ever meet. You can vote for her 1x from every device each day until Jan 4 2017.

Thank you so much to the Pennsylvania Society of Physicians Assistants (PSPA) who donated 7 pallets of donations and $8,021 to OTA at their annual conference in Pittsburgh! Coordinated by Heather Schevchik and some very dedicated and patriotic PA’s.

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