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Help Our Troops Online with Postage
Products received by Our Troops Online cost a lot to ship to our troops. Most of the donation money is needed to help pay for postage. We sometimes have as much as 40,000 lbs. of items to ship. At about $1.00 a pound, it costs nearly $40,000.00 just in postage fees to get these items where they need to be.
There is stuff in our warehouse right now that the troops need. These items could be shipped out today with your help.
April 25, 2011
Our Troops Online will be joining the 4 Hearts Golf Tournament on May 2. We will be speaking about the Support Our Troops program, and what Our Troops Online does to help those overseas.
September 03, 2010
Well we are at the beginning of seeking players and sponsors for our “Support Our Troops” Golf Tournament to be held at Beacon Woods Golf Club on Nov 6th Hosted by VVA Chapter 1003 Hudson, Fl We were able to raise $8,000 the last time we did this so we are going to do better this year
Would appreciate it if you would incorporate on your Web Site the Golf Flier and work with Vinnie Rega of Chapter 1003 with some Corporate possibilities. Also if possible, we would like to do a presentation at their Breakfast Meeting on Sept 5. I will be attending to pump up the Membership to get out there and raise funds.
July 06, 2010
Article By: Jeff Butera ABC Action NEWS
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - When Bob Williams returned from Vietnam, he didn’t feel the warmth of his fellow Americans. He vowed that if he ever had the means, he would make sure future soldiers were not treated the way he was.
“It’s the least I can do to try and make things a little bit better for them,” Williams said.
Williams does now have the means, and he has the organization too. It’s called ‘Support Our Troops’ and is based in Wesley Chapel. He has a warehouse full of food, hygiene products, refrigerators, coffee makers, toys and anything else soldiers have requested.
“Anything the troops ask for, (we try to send),” Williams said.
The boxes are sent to 17 countries around the world where U.S. troops are stationed, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 12, 2010
A video showing the appreciation that our troops have for Our Troops Online. Our troops deal with negative stuff overseas but of course there are good moments too. It is rewarding to see an Afghani child smile because they just received school supplies. We are trying to protect these kids over there, with your help we can do a lot more.
January 28, 2010
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Treats For Troops will work in conjunction with one another for the remainder of January in an effort to raise money for Operation Pocket Change, an initiative aimed at collecting sufficient funds which make it possible to send care packages to military personnel overseas.
September 03, 2007
Bob Williams, 58, says he would re-enlist if he could, but instead he spends his days, and nights, sending care packages overseas.
WESLEY CHAPEL - Every morning at 4 a.m., while the world outside sleeps, Bob Williams is inside a warehouse packaging boxes.
It’s quiet. He sips Starbucks coffee as he carefully weighs and labels each parcel.
On the other side of the world, American soldiers are getting ready for bed. Some of them e-mail Williams.
Dear Bob, we really enjoyed those snacks you sent to our unit. If it isn’t too much trouble, we would appreciate some more.
A former Navy airman, Williams, 58, was discharged after sustaining a knee injury in Vietnam. Still, he continued to meet regularly with the Navy League, a civilian organization that supports Navy service people and their families.
January 07, 2007
Businessman mails 215 boxes a week to troops at combat-zone bases. The holiday season is over, but Bob Williams keeps on giving.
Coffee, cigars, hand-warmers, spotlights, chips, dip, Beanie Babies, switchblades, DVDs, squirt guns, red dot scopes, flannel pajamas, 24-inch TVs and millions of pens — Williams has gotten them all into to his Florida warehouse and mailed them out to military bases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar.
April 17, 2005
The flag is enclosed in a triangular presentation box with glass on one side so the white stars on the blue field can be displayed. It came with a certificate of authenticity that notes it saw action aboard a KC-135 tanker as it refueled A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthogs” over Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2004. Four spit-and-polish Navy recruiters - chiefs Melissa Carlin, Glenn A. Blair, Jr., and Lamont D. Reed, and NC2 (SW) Leonaldo Ramos - made the presentation in Bob William’s office on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. They gave the flag to me. But it really doesn’t belong to me or The Tampa Tribune. It should go to the hundreds of generous readers who donated thousands of dollars so that Williams can keep up his amazing work.
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