Operation Supply Drop Doubles $12,000 Goal for 4th of July Video Game Packages
$24,736 Raised With Donations Still Coming In…
In an effort to keep up with the number of video-game stuffed package requests from both soldiers deployed to combat zones and recovering in military hospitals, Operation Supply Drop set a goal of raising $12,000 in games and gear divvied between six packages for the 4th of July. The fundraising drive, code named “PIXEL FIREWORKS” was a huge success, bringing in almost double that with several days left to go.
Big thanks to regular big name donors for the PIXEL FIREWORKS drive: Wizards of the Coast, Valve, Capcom, ASTRO Gaming, GUNNARS Optiks, GB Memorabilia, Performance Designed Products (PDP), Rooster Teeth, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Ubisoft, KontrolFreek, Sony of America as well as newcomers Beyond Limits Interactive, Deep Silver, Naughty Dog, SEGA, RAD Game Tools and AbleGamers Charity.
“We’re especially excited to be working with AbleGamers Charity, ” said OSD founder Captain Stephen “Shanghai SIx” Machuga, “As the US shifts from combat operations to peacetime, it gets easy for people to forget about the men and women who served; AbleGamers Charity will be a huge ally in making sure that Operation Supply Drop is able to support them as they recover from injuries they received in combat.”
About Operation Supply Drop
Founded in 2010 by Captain Stephen Machuga, Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)(3) public charity designed around sending video game filled care packages to soldiers both deployed to combat zones and recovering in military hospitals. OSD has already raised $300,000 in donations from across the gaming community and has provided support to approximately 1500 soldiers worldwide.
For more information about Operation Supply Drop or to set up an interview with Stephen Machuga, Founder of OSD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.