October Newsletter 2018
MAF was Proud to be one of the event Sponsors for the Gary Sinise Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Napa Presented by Trinity Fresh
We were very happy to have Scott Raab bring along two military guests, SFC James Menard and SFC Brandon Mincey, both of these service members were recipients of MAF care packages during their past deployments. The Gary Sinise Foundation Charity Golf Classic raised funds to benefit Veterans and First Responders. We share with Mr. Sinise in our dedication to our troops.
NEW Letters From the Troops Overseas – Read Them Here!
Halloween Candy Buyback Program
MOVE AMERICA FORWARD PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL HALLOWEEN BUY BACK PROGRAM TO SEND HALLOWEEN CARE PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED TROOPS OVERSEAS
Move America Forward is once again partnering with a national effort, the Halloween Candy Buyback Program, which brings together Dentists, Orthodontists, and other Oral healthcare professionals from around the country with the goal of getting candy to our troops.
“Move America Forward is a welcome addition to the Halloween Candy Buyback. As our primary distribution partner , it will allow more health organizations to participate in this great event.” said Dr. Chris Kammer, D.D.S, who is Founder of the official Halloween Candy Buyback. “At a time when childhood obesity is not improving in our country, programs like the Halloween Candy Buyback are needed more than ever.”
In 2017 as the West Coast resource for the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program, Move America Forward received over 10,000 pounds of candy from participating orthodontist, schools and other groups that wanted to help support our troops. This year as the primary partner on the national level we are hoping to double the amount of candy we receive for distribution to our troops.
Halloween is a holiday known for over-consumption of sweet treats which can cause damage to braces and result in tooth decay. The Halloween Candy Buyback encourages families to turn in their excess candy to a local participating school or oral health professional’s office. Some offices will make cash donations to local schools for the candy which will be used in Move America Forward care packages to the troops.
Thousands of brave soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen will benefit from receiving a care package from home with a little Halloween spirit inside. Move America Forward sends thousands of care packages a year to troops in war zones and wherever our troops are in need. The Halloween candy from participants of the Halloween Candy Buyback Program will increase the number of packages Move America Forward is able to ship this year.
For more information see http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com or check out information on our website https://www.moveamericaforward.org/candy-collection-program/ you can also send your candy directly to the Move America Forward Operation Center at 3105 Fite Circle, Suite 108, Sacramento CA 95827.
Move America Forward Proud to be Added to the National Resource Directory (NRD)
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.
Check out Move America Forward on the NRD here
Don’t Be Frightened, Monthly Smiles Adopt a Troop Program is Contract Free, Support Doesn’t Have to be Scary!
Set it and forget it! With Monthly Smiles – Adopt a Troop Program, you sign up one time with a click of a button and each month a care package filled with all the goodies our troops love will be sent in your name. Just click the box that says Just click the box that says “Yes, I Would Like to send packages all year round” after selecting your care package . it’s easy to give and you will be all set.
We understand that personal circumstances can change, so if you need to cancel, we understand. Lisa Baron, our Director of Troop Support personally oversees our Monthly Smiles Program, so once you join, you can expect to get a personal email and phone call from her. She is always here to answer any questions you may have and over the years she has gotten to know many of her Monthly Smiles Adopt a Troop members quite well. She is always available by phone, email or text or your convenience.
How Do I Register a Service Member to Receive a Care Package?
Registering a soldier to receive support packages is easy. If you have the address of someone deployed on active military duty, sign them up at our Military Sign-Up Center and they’ll be eligible to receive packages.
Move America Forward is now partnering with Amazon.com and participating in their Smile.Amazon Non-Profit Program, where Amazon donates a portion of whatever you order to MAF so we can send even more support packages to our troops at no additional cost to you!
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization (Seach for Move America Forward) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
TWEETS FOR TROOPS @TROOPATHON
Take a moment today to remember those who have lost their child, brother, sister or spouse in service to our nation. #GoldStarFamily #GoldStarMothersDay This is what true sacrifice looks like. pic.twitter.com/94hJRyuCXC
— Troopathon (@troopathon) September 30, 2018
Happy Birthday @usairforce Thanks for protecting us here and abroad. We are happy to be able to help support your mission through our mission of providing care packages! #AFBDay #AirForceBirthday https://t.co/lQks1sIj9k
— Troopathon (@troopathon) September 19, 2018
Today is #ConstitutionDay We celebrate the great freedoms afforded to us as Americans. We thank our troops who take an oath to defend and protect our Constitution from threat! #USConstitution pic.twitter.com/ilfhWDw7RP
— Troopathon (@troopathon) September 17, 2018
MAF's Sal Russo with District 04 Senator Jim Nielsen @CASenatorJim and PT Beard discussing the origin of Moving America Forward and why MAF is so important to our troops through our ongoing mission of troops support during our 911 Packathon. #Packathon #SupportOurTroops #Sept11 pic.twitter.com/juyLWHe8So
— Troopathon (@troopathon) September 13, 2018
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We can't thank our friends at Trinity Fresh enough for supporting our nation's Heroes! Not just our troops overseas but also the many veterans facing hardships at home! THANK-YOU for all that you guys do!!
ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR MAF ON GREAT NONPROFITS!
Danny can you pick up the receive dated 9/25/ Can you fix the picture they use? It is sideways on the Great non-profits site but showa them with our care package so want to use it.
General Member of the Public 09/25/2018
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