THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We Had a Great Week
Answer the Call Campaign Helped Hundreds of Troops!
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for Move America Forward. We challenged you to Answer the Call and answer it you did! We set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 for our troops September 11th. Thanks to amazing generosity like yours we were able to reach out goal and even raised it towards the end to $25,000.
In the end, we did not reach our new goal, but it’s OK we got very close! The total raised during the Answer the Call campaign was $23,947 so we only fell $1,053 short of our expanded goal, easily beating our preliminary goal of $20,000.
Move America Forward employees proudly dropping off hundreds of care packages at the U.S.P.S.
The rest of the packages will be shipped in the next week, spread out to different units deployed that are in need of our support.
9/11 HEROES WALL – JOIN THEM TODAY
These generous donors gave $199 or more to thank our troops and help Answer The Call: 9/11 Never Forget. Donate now to help us reach our goal. Remember to include your personal message to the troops when making a donation.
9/11 Flag Memorial
We helped out the John Vinson Family with their annual 9/11 Memorial Flag Display.
The Vinsons have been waving flags every September 11th since 2001 when they started with just one flag. Each year the demonstration grows and now they are up to over 4,000 flags on display.
We put together this video showing the progress of setting up the memorial flags starting at 6 AM and working until sundown.
Click below to watch the video and please share it with everyone you know!
In The News
Over the last couple days, MAF has been on every local TV station at least once and that has generated a lot of attention for our troops and the importance of continuing to support them! We could not have done it without you!
If you still have not donated to help our troops, it’s not too late! We are still taking donations even now that Answer the Call is over. Just click here to make a valuable donation to our brave troops. They deserve every bit of support we can send them!
Patriotic Rally to Bring Home Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
Rally DATE and TIME
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Leland Stanford Museum
800 N St. Sacramento, CA (Near Capitol)
STAG ARMS Aims to Support Troops Overseas
DONATES RIFLE TO HELP RAISE OVER $300,000 ON TROOPATHON
Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization announced the winner of a huge giveaway from STAG ARMS to help promote Troopathon 7, a star-studded effort to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. At the end of the fundraiser MAF collected $301,626 thanks, in part, to the generous support of STAG ARMS.
To help support TROOPATHON and send more care packages to the troops, Firearms Manufacturer STAG ARMS partnered with MAF to give away a FREE AR-15 rifle, valued at over $900. The winner, Wayne Dupree, an 8 year Air Force veteran who lives in Maryland, can choose any one of three available STAG ARMS models in left-handed or right-handed configuration.
“Winning this Stag Arms Rifle during Troopathon 2014 was the cake on the table for me but the icing was gathering social media together and giving them a way to make donations to my military brothers and sisters in the way of care packages.” said Mr. Dupree
“I was in the military for eight years and I know first hand what a care package will do especially in times when you are lonely or homesick. It was a great honor to have helped them and win this rifle. While in the USAF I was expert with the M-16 and .38 so this is something I will treasure always.” said Dupree, after being notified that he was the winner of the STAG ARMS AR-15 giveaway.
“Stag Arms has always been a supporter of the troops not just with discounts on purchases for our servicemen but in donations to pro-troop initiatives like Troopathon. We were honored to have their support and because of their generosity more troops overseas will receive support through care packages this Summer.” said Scott Raab, Operations Director in charge of coordinating care package shipments overseas. “Without wonderful sponsors like STAG ARMS we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $300,000 to support our troops.”
“Troopathon 7 – Care Packages for Our Heroes” was the 7th annual Troopathon event, an 8-hour long fundraiser bringing together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) or by phone at (866) 866-6372.
To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or email@example.com
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