Video Game Themed Military Charity Teams up with Celebrities and Influencers to Promote Support for Deployed Combat Troops and Wounded Veterans
Leading video game themed military charity, Operation Supply Drop, today proudly launches its Ambassador Program. The program enlists key influencers, celebrities and well-known entertainment personalities to strengthen awareness for Operation Supply Drop’s mission – supporting men and women in uniform that are currently deployed for combat operations and those veterans that have previously served, many recovering or struggling with serious injuries related to their military service.
“Operation Supply Drop has teamed up with well-known personalities and influencers from the technology and entertainment industries that support the military and will serve as positive role models, helping raise awareness for our cause,” said Glenn “Commander” Banton, CEO of Operation Supply Drop. “Our Operation Supply Drop Ambassadors are highly respected leaders that stem from television and cinema, sports, video games and online broadcasting. We are truly thankful to be able to avail ourselves of their talents and voices to strengthen our many efforts to support our men and women in uniform.”
Initiatives benefiting from the Operation Supply Drop Ambassador Program include fund-raising, program education, veteran-owned business startup mentoring, as well as job and career networking assistance. The Operation Supply Drop Ambassadors will also support the charity’s Thank You Deployment program, which enables wounded veterans to attend video game events to gain a behind-the-scenes insider look and experience first-hand what goes into making and promoting some of their favorite titles.
Founded in 2010 by former Army Airborne Ranger, Captain Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga, Operation Supply Drop is a 501©(3) public charity that sends video game themed care packages to servicemen and servicewomen deployed to combat zones or recovering in military hospitals. To date, Operation Supply Drop has raised over $2 million USD in donations, games and related gear from across the gaming community and has helped more than 7,500 active duty military members and veterans worldwide. For more information, please visit www.operationsupplydrop.org.