Positive way to show support for the troops
November 4, 2008 · Updated 4:22 PM
SupportOurTroops.Org has just delivered two 40-foot metal cargo containers of free popcorn and good-will gifts to the U.S. Air Force combat personnel stationed in Qatar, and Iraq and Afghanistan.
That’s 45 pallets. That’s 2,530 cases. $220,639 worth. 20 tons. What a gesture of our trust in them, and our honest gratitude for everything they do to protect all of us civilians and our families here at home.
Support Our Troops® Chairman Martin C. Boire said “It is impossible to do enough for these great people. We’re thrilled to give them this simple taste of home and message of our belief in them.“
Each case arrived labeled with signage saying thank-you from us folks here at home. What a fun way to show them how much we think of them. What a tremendous gesture of good will.
“Our neighbors are deployed and stationed all over the world to protect our safety and interest here at home. It’s time to show them how much we care,” said Bruce Jonas of SupportOurTroops.Org,
How Did We Get it there? It was boxed at the factory in Indiana. Each box was labeled with a large colorful thank-you notice. Then it was palletized, plastic-wrapped and loaded into two 40-foot overseas metal shipping containers and trucked to a sea port and then went by freighter to a major United States Air Force base located in Qatar. The popcorn will be further distributed from that point to Air Force personnel throughout Qatar and Southwest Asia, including Afghanistan and Iraq.
SupportOurTroops.Org offers simple ways for civilians to thank and show support to American troops (our neighbors) serving all over the world. It is a non-partisan, non-political civilian organization, welcoming civilians, active-duty families, and veterans as members. Donations at SupportOurTroops.Org help us do wonderful things like this for the troops and their families.
Who did this?
SupportOurTroops.org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trails End Popcorn Company teamed up to pull this off. Said Support Our Troops® Chairman Martin C. Boire: “kids, you want to know how to pull off something this huge? Get into Scouting, you’ll get to organize hundreds of things.”
Who manufactured it?
Nothing but the best for our troops. Trail’s End popcorn is known as America’s Best Popcorn. It is produced by Weaver Popcorn Company, one of the largest producers and manufacturers of popcorn products in the world. An 80-year-old, family-owned company located in Indiana, Weaver Popcorn distributes its products in more than 90 countries.
Where did all this popcorn come from?
From the American people. The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went door to door across America and asked people if they would like to donate $25 of popcorn treats to the troops. And at $25 a pop this many people did.
What else are we doing?
“We’re the license plate people,” said Bruce Jonas of SupportOurTroops.Org,
“We have completed state-issuance of Support Our Troops. plates in some 24 states to date, and have more underway. Those plates help us do good things like this for our deployed neighbors. Sign up for your plate today. You can find out the status of the effort in your state at www.SupportOurTroops.org.”
What is Support Our Troops?
Support Our Troops® is a patriotic family organization aimed at protecting the well-being of the troops and their families. They Support Us – Let’s Support Them.™ Civilian-led, SOT enthusiastically welcomes civilians, active-duty families, veterans, and folks from all political parties. We offer simple, easy, everyday methods through which folks can stick up for those who stick up for all of us: official license plates, yellow ribbons, apparel, and accessories, knowing that it works to benefit the deployed troops (our neighbors) and their families. Support Our Troops is a nation-wide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters in 37 states to date.
How does SupportOurTroops.org get all of this done?
Through our online community forum at SupportOurTroops.org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good kids and adults across America. Support Our Troops® is an authorized private civilian national and international nonprofit in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). It is the largest and most successful workplace charity campaign in the world.
For information contact 1-877-879-8882.