Press Room

We have been informed that OTA is on the PA essential business list. As a result, we are operating; however our operations are limited as follows:

We cannot provide beds as our supplier is NOT on the essential business list and is closed indefinitely.

We are providing Welcome Home Kits as long as our supplies last. Unfortunately, donations have crawled to a halt, so we are monitoring our resources through this crisis. Donations are greatly appreciated, if you’re in a position to help! We will provide updates if our status and ability to continue this program changes.

Our transportation service is running as normal so our veterans can get to critical doctor appointments and other essential services. Again, we will continue to offer this service as long as we are financially able to do so.

Our active-duty program is up and running. Additionally, we are currently working with local contacts at the PA National Guard and reserve to assist those that may be activated in Western PA.

We are working with a skeleton crew so we can adhere to safe practices while we’re open.

We continue to pray for a quick resolution to this crisis. Be safe and thank you for your support!

OTA CEO Monica Orluk was invited to present Operation Troop Appreciation and the good work we do on a recent episode of “Comcast Newsmakers”.  Comcast customers can find it on Xfinity On Demand – in the Get Local or Local Services section.  They can also say “Comcast Newsmakers” into their X1 Voice Remote to view it.  Those who don’t have Comcast can view the episode by clicking here

Check out these photos of the filming session!

There is never a shortage of packages that need to be sent overseas to our troops and November 2nd, OTA will have 5,000 care packages to send to our troops overseas!  Operation Reachout is a program GBU started 12 years age that has been growing every year.  Last year, they sent 2,200 boxes to our deployed troops and set a goal to more than double that effort in 2019.  As OTA has been providing support to our troops for 15 years, has a logistical process to accommodate large-scale projects, and is only a few miles away from GBU, they found a great way to combine efforts to achieve that goal!  Over 200 volunteers will participate in the program.  Click on the link below to learn more about Operation Reachout on KDKA TV’s Pittsburgh Today Live Show!

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/program/750/4202616-operation-reach-out/

 

We are excited to have made the Top 10 list of Military/Veteran non-profits!  In fact, we’re #2 on the list!  With over 7,000 military/veteran non-profits in America, this recognition let’s our donors know they can trust OTA to use their donations for our programs, not to line our pockets!  Thank you to Greatnonprofits.org for providing a platform for our volunteers, donors and those we serve to share their OTA experience.  Check out the list here:

https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/nonprofit-organization-for-veterans.html

 

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and all who participated in this year’s event!  We raised $3,500 for our troops and veterans!  Over 100 people attended, the weather was beautiful and we had a great time supporting our troops and veterans.  Special thanks to Sherry Einhaus, our Community Projects & Events Coordinator, who put together a great event.  And to the Zodiac MC who took care of the ride route and made sure everyone was safe along the way.

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