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DIAMOND TIP: Operation Supply Drop’s March Care Package Requests from Afghanistan!

Operation Supply Drop’s February League of Legends 24-hour charity marathon fundraiser was a massive success, netting us a whole mess of donations to cover our FLASH IGNITE care packages for February.  But it’s another month, and the care package requests just keep on coming, so we have to keep filling them out as best we can!  We’ve been doubling up care package requests to try and keep on top of them, but we’ve still got three dozen requests just hanging out and waiting for some OSD love.

Calling these care packages code name DIAMOND TIP.  Was going to call them “Platinum Club” after receiving a glowing write up for Operation Supply Drop in Forbes magazine, but if you’ve ever done an image search for “platinum club”, you find out fairly quickly that there must be a line of strip clubs associated with the name, so…yeah.

DIAMOND TIP 1: 

First up for March, check these folks out.  Calling themselves the Death Dealers from Savannah, Georgia, Mark wrote in asking for an Operation Supply Drop care package:

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Just recently heard of your great organization that helps service members out. We are a helicopter maintenance company here in the mountains of southern Afghanistan. We work some long hours trying to keep the aircraft flying to support the ground forces and the local Afghan citizens. So when the troops get time off anything to help them unwind is a great benefit. It would be great if your organization could help and sponsor us. Thank you in advance. We have XX males and XX females in the unit.  We like all kinds of games since we have so many Soldiers here we can all share around. We are not picky on games at all. We can build a wish list if you would like. If we were to get a new PS3 console or any would be great. Any games new or used are fine!

Well, that sounds like a PS3 request if I’ve ever heard one.  Let’s send them one.

DIAMOND TIP 2:

Next up, Martin and some good old infantry folks from my old rival, the 101st Airborne!

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Hello! We have been stationed in Afghanistan since September.  I am writing to ask for my platoon to be placed on your list.  My guys are all avid gamers, I have XX assigned to my platoon right now and we try to play when we can.  With our tempo and how many missions we run my guys don’t have a lot of down time.  One of the things that does help bring us together is cramming into my squad leader’s room and trying to play on the connection we jerry-rigged up.  I would like one of my SL’s to be considered first though: he is playing on a very old Xbox which has recently gone to crap and he had to literally break it completely apart just to get it working again, which did ruin his copy of Black Ops 2.  I know it might seem trivial and small, but for my guys this is the best way for them to unwind and get their minds off the crazy stupid stuff that goes on here, and having to run missions almost every single day.  While most of the FOB enjoyed holidays, my guys were out, we ran missions on Thanksgiving, Christmas, its non-stop for this platoon.  I try and get them together to play against the others on a little router we found, but it only has 3 working connections on it.  We haven’t really had much time to try any other games, but we share the copies of what we do have.  We would like to be able to play on more Xboxs with a better router, some additional controllers, as far as the games go, which ever you think is best, but if we could get a copy of Black Ops 2 so I can replace my squad leader’s copy that got messed up, that would be great.  I try to look after the guys and anything y’all send would be GREATLY appreciated by me and my platoon.  Thank you again for all y’all do every time you send one of these packages out.  I know how much it means to us downrange.  Please keep up the great work, and hope to talk soon. 

If you’re interested in helping out us build these guys some video game care packages, there are several ways to help out:

If you’d like to help us out with one helping fill one of these care packages, here are four ways you can donate:

1) Use the Paypal link on the front of Front Towards Gamer.com.  OR
2) Use the Paypal link on the front page of Operation Supply Drop.org.  OR
3) Make a Paypal direct donation to donations@operationsupplydrop.org.

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4) If you don’t want to send cash, you can simply send your used games or gear to the following address to make the next care package:

Operation Supply Drop
9301 Alvyn Lake Circle
Bristow VA, 20136

You know, and even if you can’t donate, just help get the word out on Twitter, Facebook, and other various social media links!  You help out and it costs you nothing but a few seconds of your time!