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  • Amazon Smile- an easy way to donate to TroopsDirect and our soldiers! Year-round!
    February 5th, 2016

    By TroopsDirect

    Did you know that Amazon Prime has a giving program called Amazon Smile Foundation– and through this, you can direct 0.5% of your eligible purchases to TroopsDirect?  This program works year-round, so you can kick over a donation to our deployed service members each time you buy something you’d normally buy on Amazon! Here’s what you do:

    –Shop Amazon but enter in this URL: www.smile.amazon.com

    –Select TROOPSDIRECT as your charity (make sure you do it as all one word!)

    –The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to TroopsDirect, which goes right to helping our service members!

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    You can also help our deployed servicemen and women by donating directly and securely from the TroopsDirect website.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Better yet?  We work tirelessly to make sure that well over $0.90 of every $1.00 goes directly to our troops.  We are a lean, no-frills organization.  Learn more about our financials by clicking here.

    Consider this:

    –When medics in a combat zone were waiting over 4 weeks for additional stretchers, stethoscopes, syringes and gauze from their own military supply lines, TroopsDirect filled their request for help in less than 3 hours.

    –When one unit was waiting over 12 months for parts to fix a broken down generator, TroopsDirect acquired and shipped the needed parts. IN 72 HOURS.

    –When one battalion was resorting to using bottle caps to mark where land mines were emplaced, TroopsDirect was there with over 50 cases of chalk powder for marking these areas and saving American lives.

    $20, $50, $100…whatever you can give will be well spent and is guaranteed to save lives of our men and women in uniform.  Thank you for helping us!

    Please help us today!  SHARE this blog post to help us spread the word and DONATE so we can help our soldiers.

    Call Toll Free: 877-97-TROOPS (877-978-7667)

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    *image credit:  @AmazonSmile on Twitter

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  • TroopsDirect supports its mission with excellent financial stewardship
    January 28th, 2016

    By TroopsDirect

     

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    We are often asked how it is that we do what we do and how we are able to do it so efficiently and effectively.  We made the decision from Day One to avoid the overhead found in so many nonprofit charitable organizations. Why?  “Every donated dollar we spend on something other than our stated mission,” says founder and Executive Director Aaron Negherbon, “is a dollar that doesn’t go to helping a service member in need. Our donors, and troops, deserve our commitment to utilizing donations to the fullest. No five-star hotels for us. Just like there are no five-star hotels for the troops.”

    Many large nonprofits have a ton of overhead. Either they spend a lot of money to make money or they need a lot of staff to activate programs.  And, on a personal note, we find organizations that financially benefit from preying on the public’s desire to help our soldiers and vets to be totally unacceptable.

    We run a VERY lean organization.  Specifically, we don’t partner with other organizations, which again means very little overhead.  This yields a larger program percentage; you can be assured that well over $0.90 of every $1.00 donated goes directly to our active-duty troops.  This is practically unheard of in the nonprofit world. Our mission is simple:  we fulfill requests.  We buy stuff and send stuff. We are here to do what we can to put life-saving, mission-necessary supplies in the hands of the men and women who need them. Simple. And we do it quickly and efficiently.

    Recently, a request came in from a specialized unit, preparing to deploy.  They requested necessary communications gear- to the tune of $50,000.  They didn’t want to have to ship out without it, and normal supply chains were not going to deliver in time.  We got the call. We made some calls.  Those troops deployed with mission-critical communications gear. Thanks to supporters like you and your donations…we are able to say, “Yes.  We can do that.”

    Please help us today!  SHARE this blog post to help us spread the word and DONATE so we can help our deployed soldiers.

    Call Toll Free: 877-97-TROOPS (877-978-7667)

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  • Recap TroopsDirect’s best 2015 stories on YouTube!
    December 29th, 2015

    By TroopsDirect

    2015 was quite a year, and we shipped more mission-necessary and lifesaving supplies to our deployed troops than ever before.  We couldn’t have done it without your tremendous support, coupled with the support of our corporate friends.

    If you didn’t know, we’ve got a great YouTube channel, and as we build it out, we are featuring the popular “Weekly Updates” that you see on Facebook.  We have placed them on a playlist on YouTube and they’re called “Troops Direct Support Reports.”

    Take a look; maybe you’ve missed some of the outstanding stories and concrete examples of what we do on a daily basis.  You can see the amazing fire suppression blankets (manufactured by Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc.) that we sent overseas, as well as learn about how troops in the field requested Helios Systems, used to prevent and manage hypothermia.  One of our most-often requested items?  Hand-held and wrist-top #GPS units. When our troops request it, we deliver.  Fast.  Nutrition bars, socket wrenches, you name it, we’ll send it.  No red tape!

    Please help us today!  SHARE this blog post to help us spread the word and DONATE so we can help our deployed soldiers.

    Call Toll Free: 877-97-TROOPS (877-978-7667)

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  • YOU can support TroopsDirect through the holidays…and beyond!
    December 10th, 2015

    By TroopsDirect

    Did you know that Amazon Prime has a giving program called Amazon Smile Foundation– and through this, you can direct 0.5% of your eligible purchases to TroopsDirect?  It’s especially great during the holiday shopping/shipping season, but it works year-round! Here’s what you do:

    –Shop Amazon but enter in this URL: www.smile.amazon.com

    –Select TROOPSDIRECT as your charity (make sure you do it as all one word!)

    –The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to TroopsDirect, which goes right to helping our service members!

    amazon smile image

    You can also help our deployed servicemen and women by donating directly and securely from the TroopsDirect website.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Better yet?  We work tirelessly to make sure that $0.97 of every $1.00 goes directly to our troops.  We are a lean, no-frills organization.

    Consider this:

    –When medics in a combat zone were waiting over 4 weeks for additional stretchers, stethoscopes, syringes and gauze from their own military supply lines, TroopsDirect filled their request for help in less than 3 hours.

    –When one unit was waiting over 12 months for parts to fix a broken down generator, TroopsDirect acquired and shipped the needed parts. IN 72 HOURS.

    –When one battalion was resorting to using bottle caps to mark where land mines were emplaced, TroopsDirect was there with over 50 cases of chalk powder for marking these areas and saving American lives.

    $20, $50, $100…whatever you can give will be well spent and is guaranteed to save lives of our men and women in uniform.  Thank you for helping us!

    Please help us today!  SHARE this blog post to help us spread the word and DONATE so we can help our soldiers.

    Call Toll Free: 877-97-TROOPS (877-978-7667)

    Like and follow us on:  Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   Instagram

    *image credit:  @AmazonSmile on Twitter

     

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