On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Guy & Andrea Edwards held their 15th Annual Troop Support party, resulting in over 200 pounds of in-kind donations and $6,535! This donation includes a $5,000 donation from Sponsor the Troops, a group dedicated to supporting military and veteran support charities. We thank you for your dedication to our military and veteran communities.
In The News
We are very excited to announce that NBC affiliate, WPXI in Pittsburgh PA will feature OTA on the September 29th feature “Proud to be from Pittsburgh”. Make sure you watch the news on the 29th and again on the morning of the 30th. A link will be provided to the story once it airs.
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 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’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.
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!