Our troops deserve some quality entertainment.
If you want to make the members of our armed forces feel a little better about being stationed overseas, you should consider helping Operation Supply Drop (OSD), which is committed to sending US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan some "unusual care packages."
Their latest is the 8-Bit Salute to Veterans, which will see parties organized by gamers across the country raising funds to send video games and consoles to our troops. Over Veteran's Day weekend, there will be events in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York City, and they intend to raise a hefty amount; each care package clocks in at $1,826.49. Said Army Airborne Ranger Stephen Machuga:
"Troops are accustomed to getting care packages from strangers full of baby wipes and socks. Our care packages are designed to blow their socks off."
These packages include all sorts of goodies, including external hard drives for the Xbox 360 and games for the PS3, PSP and PC. Some of the companies that have contributed products are big-name publishers like Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games, Bethesda Games, Valve, Epic Games, THQ, Capcom, and more. Machuga's company, FrontTowardsGamer, probably deserves your support, so check 'em out . Anything we can do to make their lives easier over there, right?