- The organization's local corporate presence in each state and the District now begins with our trade name "Support Our Troops."
- We are now very easy to find.
- SOT is now better indexed in public records which helps in a variety of manner.
- Name recognition is increased.
- Local accessibility is increased.
- The speed and ease with which people can find and interact with the organization are enhanced.
- The full performance numbers from the organization's Form 990 will appear in each state.
- All of the above will increase the enthusiasm of people and companies to participate when they encounter us.
- All of the above will increase the organization's ability to fulfill its mission.
50+1 Footprint Completed by Support Our Troops
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Onward and upward ! With its charitable registration just completed in the District of Columbia, Support Our Troops, Inc. has completed its "50+1 Footprint" expansion into all 50 states plus the District. To best serve the troops and their families SOT® steadfastly applies prudent business sense in all manner to maximize charitable performance for its intended beneficiaries. A variety of subordinate and affiliate SOT organizations had existed in most states for a good number of years, and administratively it consumed time which could better be applied to the mission. For reduction of paperwork, creation of more time to focus on the organization's mission, and to keep administrative costs down, the Board of Directors of SOT and the Board of Directors of various subordinate affiliated Support Our Troops organizations determined it was best to merge the subordinate organizations into SOT which will then continue forth to do business within the applicable states. In some cases it was simpler to lodge the parent charity in a state and dissolve the subordinate while incorporating the state advisory board in the parent. In all cases the state chapter continued forward under the new organization format. Martin Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops, described the 50+1 Footprint milestone saying "We do not wish a federal charter from Congress. We are a state-based charity functioning nationwide in all 50 states at the state level, and the District of Columbia. Our 50+1 Footprint will enable us to greatly amplify our service to America's national defense community and their families." SupportOurTroops.Org's most recent years of performance are as follows: ***goodslist*** SOT takes a simple moral approach to troop-support: "A neighbor goes off to protect us and our families. Morally what should we do for him? For her?" Consistent with its philosophy of personal involvement, Support Our Troops® operates programs which enable each American to personally take responsibility for their neighbors who are defending them. All of SOT's programs boost support for the troops and their families in a direct citizen-to-citizen manner. The state-based 50+1 Footprint will facilitate and amplify that very well. SupportOurTroops.Org is the charity through which we Americans bolster the morale and well-being of our active duty troops and their families by our highly effective programs that deliver over $10 million a year in care paks and food treats to the front lines, positive public support at home, kids' camp assistance, and more. They Support Us Let's Support Them!® Bruce Jonas, Vice President of Support Our Troops lists the following practical benefits the 50+1 Footprint now provides for everyone involved: