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On Memorial Day Troops Need You launched their new app. Eric Egland started TNY ten years ago but now the app makes it easy for combat troops to get the exact mission essential supplies they need – infrared hunting cameras, weapons accessories, night vision goggles, clothing et al.

Vision: Using the latest web and mobile technologies, enable direct support between Americans and each of the hundreds of deployed units, as well as the estimated 40,000 returned healing warriors at home.

Mission: Deliver mission-critical equipment to deployed combat troops and counter-terrorism units, along with personalized support to healing families on the home front.

Motto: “Listen, then Deliver!”

Need: When supply lines are stretched thin, troops in remote areas are often in need of mission-critical supplies. Additionally, when equipment breaks harsh environments, replacements can be slow. On the homefront, families of healing warriors are often faced with financial challenges as they cope with injury and recuperation.

Performance: For almost a decade, TNY has delivered to deployed troops over 10 tons of requested items including optics, night vision binoculars, infrared hunting cameras, medical and school supplies and kit items such as grenade pouches and weapon holsters. On the homefront, we’ve provided emergency financial assistance to healing veterans and their families, from groceries and clothing, to car and mortgage payments.

Background: Founded and run as a volunteer by Lt. Col Eric Egland, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, TNY was established in 2007 and is an annually-audited IRS 501(c)3 tax-deductible non-profit organization.

History: Over 100,000 Americans have helped TNY continue the uniquely American wartime tradition of mobilizing citizens in direct support of troops in combat, from merchants supplying General Washington’s army during the Revolutionary War, to the war bond drives of World War II. Now, it is our time to mobilize and help our troops accomplish their mission.

Intellectual foundation: Egland authored: “The Troops Need You, America” in 2007

Spiritual foundation: TNY applies the Christian gospel to “Love thy neighbor” (Matthew 12:31)

FAQ

Q. Do Troops ever receive cash?

A. No. TNY uses donations to pay third-party providers directly for requested items or services.

Q. I already send care packages to troops. How is this different?

A. TNY enables Americans to go beyond the care package and bumper sticker by delivering supplies that make a difference in their mission and their lives.

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