In The News

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!

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.

OTA has tickets available for the Y108 Peoples Natural Gas Soldier Salute Concert – send e-mail to to request tickets
The holidays are fast approaching and you can get more bang out of your shopping bucks by making purchases through Amazon that direct donations to OTA! Simply go to and choose Operation Troop Appreciation as your charity! Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our cause!

‘OTA is mentioned in the article “Braves and Marlins to play in first-of-its-kind Fort Bragg game.”

Read the article in The Indiana Gazette.


Read more in BusinessWire.

Luke Gavel’s Eagle Scout project for OTA is mentioned in Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

OTA President, Monica Orluk, was on KDKA’s Morning Show on Veterans Day.