Rogers Family Company Donating To The Troops

U.S. troops getting free coffee

Posted on November 12, 2013 by Chris Swift at www.rogersfamilyco.com
Coffee on the way to the troops
QUICK FACTS:

  • Rogers Family Company has donated 41,349 bags of coffee in the last two months to MoveAmericaForward.org.
  • On November 6, 2013 Rogers Family Company made its most recent donation of 10,922 bags of coffee to MoveAmericaForward.org which will be shipped to our active duty soldiers in individual care packages.

When I decided to write this article, I had no idea of the generosity this company and its owners were capable of. I was so proud to work for this company already, and learning the details of this giving program has now made me beam with pride.

Soldiers Enjoying Rogers Coffee

Rogers Family Company has faced many hurdles along the way, mostly bureaucratic, preventing an easy method for distributing our coffee donations. Finally, a connection was made with MoveAmericaForward.org via Scott Raab, Outreach Director for that organization. This relationship has begun to streamline the process, and allow Rogers Family Company to get more donations into the coffee cups of our soldiers, annually.

Soldiers Enjoying Rogers Coffee

INFO TIDBIT

Naively, I wondered why soldiers in the desert would want coffee. As of the writing of this article, it is 45 degrees in Kandahar International Airport. OK, I get it now. So you might be asking yourself, “who is Move America Forward?” Well, I will let them explain that. Move America Forward mission statement:

Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their missions to defeat terrorism. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support.

As a business, Rogers Family Company believes it is their duty to give back and who better to give to than those laying their lives on the line each day? Working with MAF has provided us with a direct link to individual soldiers, and allows us to make a difference in their daily lives. You would be amazed at the smiles and stories that come from these brave men and women when they receive one of these care packages. Small gestures generate huge responses.

 

Soldiers Appreciation Certificate

EXAMPLES OF SOLDIER COMMENTS/STORIES:

Oliver S. “. . . well we don’t have much access to coffee except in the chow hall which is only open at certain set hours …. exacerbating my condition is that although there is occasionally decaffeinated coffee rarely can I find the good stuff. So anyone is interested my section . . . would be grateful for some good ole ground & caffeinated coffee. . .” Ryan A. “. . . It really does not matter what it is just something that says “hey, you are not forgotten and we still care”. Letters from small kids have been the biggest hit so far. The soldiers love the letters from the kids and the drawings. The only two big request I have had so far is one, Kerige (not sure I spelled that right) the coffee machine that makes one cup at a time. The guys are asking for one that fills travel mugs. We have boxes of coffee but the last machine broke. . . “ History of Move America Forward:

Move America Forward was initially formed by The Honorable Howard Kaloogian and acclaimed broadcast journalist and television personality Melanie Morgan. In response to concerns raised by U.S. troops that the news media was frequently presenting inaccurate coverage that often ignored the success of their missions and accomplishments in the War on Terror.

Together, Rogers Family Company and Move America Forward are dedicated to improving the lives of our active duty soldiers through these care packages. Small gifts mean the world to these men and women.

IBD: Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores Fort Hood Victims

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Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores Fort Hood Killed

Posted 07/17/2013 06:21 PM ET

War On Terror: The jury has been selected and the trial date set for the jihadist accused of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 of attempted premeditated murder acting, as he says, in defense of the Taliban.

Army Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford has not received a phone call from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. Nor does the African-American veteran who was shot seven times by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood expect to. He is merely relieved that nearly four years after the massacre at the Army base in Texas, a jury has finally been selected and a trial date has been set.

Thirteen people, including a pregnant soldier, were killed and 32 others shot Nov. 5, 2009, at the Killeen facility during Hasan’s rampage against soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan. Hasan has said he did it in defense of the Taliban, a self-admitted act of terrorism on behalf of a foreign entity.

One would expect that when a self-proclaimed “soldier of Allah” shouting “Allahu Akhbar” opens fire on dozens of American citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act of terror. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the massacre as “workplace violence.”

Attorney General Eric Holder has refrained from filing terrorism charges in the case and is currently busy in Florida announcing his intent to find George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman found innocent of murdering Trayvon Martin, guilty of something, anything, to satisfy the racial grievance industry.

“Not only am I disappointed (in Holder), I’m embarrassed. Mr. Holder needs to understand the repercussions of his actions,” Sgt. Lunsford says.

Lunsford also expressed outrage at the fact that some victims are financially struggling, but that because of the categorization of the shooting as a “workplace shooting,” he and those other victims are not entitled to combat-related benefits they would have received had they been injured overseas.

Meanwhile, Hasan has continued to receive paychecks over the past four years, amounting to $287,000.

Thirteen Army officers, ranging in rank from major to colonel, will decide the fate of Maj. Hasan following Tuesday’s jury selection in his long-awaited court-martial. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Aug. 6.

A military judge has granted Hasan’s request to represent himself at his trial, meaning Lunsford, the prosecution’s lead witness, and others will be subjected to the indignity of being cross-examined by the jihadist who tried to end their lives.

Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Hasan but was also denied benefits that would accrue to a soldier injured in an act of terror or a battle overseas. The “workplace violence” designation has cost him around $70,000 in benefits, Manning says.

Kimberly Munley, one of two police officers who confronted Hasan when he opened fire, sat next to first lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 State of the Union address. She now says “betrayed is a good word” to describe her feelings after being laid off from her job with the base’s civilian police force. “Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of,” she says. “In fact, they’ve been neglected.”

President Obama said that if he had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin and that to honor him we must surrender our Second Amendment right of self-defense against the assault Martin committed. Well, if he had a son, he might also look like Alonzo Lunsford, who proudly wears his uniform in court, unlike Maj. Hasan, who refused.

To honor Lunsford as well as the other survivors and the dead of Fort Hood, the commander in chief should end this “workplace violence” charade and publicly declare it an act of terrorism (kinda like Benghazi) so they can get the benefits they deserve.

And be there when Nidal Hasan is executed for his crimes.

Remembering our Friend: Andrew Breitbart

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Today, on the 1 year anniversary of his shocking and tragic death, we remember our friend Andrew Breitbart. A colleague, and our brother in supporting America’s troops. We were saddened beyond belief by the news of his untimely death last year. Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with his wife and children.

May he rest in peace with God.

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Woodward: Obama Defense Cuts “Madness”

by Susan Heavy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Journalist Bob Woodward on Wednesday criticized Barack Obama’s handling of the automatic U.S. budget cuts set to take effect this week, calling the president’s decision to hold back on military deployments “madness.”

His comments continued what has become a running dispute between Woodward, perhaps the country’s best-known print journalist, and the Democratic White House over who is responsible for the across-the-board cuts scheduled to begin on Friday.

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