Press Room

We are excited to announce that OTA is moving to our new Operations & Events Center, located at 2017 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Mifflin PA 15122, formerly occupied by Oasis Ministries. We will be closed the month of December to complete packing and moving activities and will open in our new building in 2023! We have a lot of work to do so repairs and renovations can be completed and will busy for the next few months while we operate during construction. But come back often for updates on renovations and announcement of our Grand Opening Celebration!

We are honored to share the “Stories of Service” series of videos featuring some of the brave veterans we’ve helped!

Listen as some of our amazing Veterans share their story on how Operation Troop Appreciation, with the help of our amazing volunteers and donors, have helped change their lives.

Local Country Artists Gather to Support OTA! Check out this article on the 6th Annual Country Sound For Soldiers Concert

The Steelers are not only winning on the field, they’re doing an awesome job off the field too! We have some great Steeler swag we are sending to our PA National Guard deployed overseas! Thank you Pittsburgh Steelers for your commitment to our courageous!

Steelers rep, John Wodarek delivering Steelers swag to OTA Operations Manager Sherry Einhaus
OTA Volunteer Eva Parker packing thank you cards, Steeler Swag and other goodies for our troops!
OTA Operations Manager Sherry Einhaus packing goodies for the troops
Boxes packed and ready for the post office!

I want to take a moment to share how Operation Troop Appreciation is responding to COVID-19 and how we are trying to help. Below is our current service list, which is subject to change, as our funding and resources will be greatly impacted in the coming weeks.

As a 100% volunteer charity, we do not qualify for Federal PPP funding, and many of our requests for emergency COVID-19 relief grants have been denied.  We are in great need of monetary and in-kind donations to continue our good work.  Over 1/2 of our annual funding comes from generous donors like you!

During the COVID-19 crisis OTA is providing the following focused Services – until the crisis has passed:

  • Non-perishable food boxes to first responders, military and veterans in critical need
  • Care boxes with mixed hygiene, treats and miscellaneous items
  • Disinfecting cleaning supplies to first responders, military and veterans in our community
  • Transportation to doctor appointments and other critical needs
  • Veteran Welcome Home Kits – while supplies last and/or can be obtained
  • Active-Duty Wish-List Requests – while supplies last and/or can be obtained

At present we are unable to continue our bed service, as our provider is considered a “non-essential” business and is closed until the Governor order is lifted.  We are maintaining a backlog of bed orders and all will be submitted immediately when our vendor opens for business.

We appreciate your support!  If you are able, please click on the Donate Now button and give what you can, no amount is too small, and every penney makes a difference in the lives of the troops and veterans we serve.

Thank you,

Monica Orluk, CEO/Executive Director