Marines Get $1,910, 844.64 of Trail Mix and Microwave Popcorn!
February 9, 2010 $1,910, 844.64 of trail mix and microwave popcorn has just been delivered to Marine Corps bases all across America. Yes, that's one million nine hundred thousand dollars.
9 tractor-trailer loads!
And all from individual American citizens to their troops.
It is a showing of the goodwill of the people for their troops. It is especially amazing because it was done during a recession. It just goes to show how real Americans step up for those who step up for them. Is this a great country or what.
The tractor-trailers delivered the goods to the Marine Forces Reserve in Louisiana, Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany Georgia, Headquarters Battalion Washington DC, Marine Barracks Washington DC, Recruitment Depo San Diego, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, Air Station Yuma Arizona, Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina, Quantico, Marines Corps Community Services Command, Air Station Miramar California, Air Station New River North Carolina, Logistics Base Barstow, and the Mountain Warfare Training Center California.
A fun and positive way to show support for the troops!
"Thanks Marines and we hope it shows you how much we all appreciate you", said Support Our Troops® Chairman Martin C. Boire. "What a gesture of Americans' trust in you, and our honest gratitude for everything you do for us."
Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker. What a fun way to show them how much we think of them! What a tremendous gesture of good will.
"Your [popcorn] service makes a world of difference and helps to boost the morale of the service men and women throughout the world." ~~ an Admiral.
Where did all this popcorn come from?
From the American People! The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went door to door down street alls 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.
Who did this?
SupportOurTroops.Org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trail's- 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.
The free online troop-supporter Community at SupportOurTroops.Org offers simple ways for all of us to thank and show support to American troops (our deployed 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.
What else are we doing?
Chairman Martin C. Boire, said, "we're the license plate people. We have completed state-issuance of Support Our Troops! plates in 25 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 free online community forum at SupportOurTroops.Org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good kids and adults across America.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Member #31529.
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. Federal employees can help Support Our Troops® by designating to code 31529.