Operation Supply Drop Holds Second Annual ‘8-Bit Salute to Veterans’
Operation Supply Drop is holding its second annual 8-Bit Salute to Veterans from Nov 9-10. Operation Supply Drop is a charity designed to assist soldiers in combat zones and military hospitals.
The 8-Bit Salute to Veterans Day is a 24-hour gaming marathon taking place the weekend before Veterans Day on Nov 11. Contributors can donate by sponsoring the clans (Call of Duty, League of Legends).
From OSD’s founder, Captain Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga:
“We set a high bar for ourselves last year raising $58,000 in games and gear, but 2013 has been an amazing year for the charity. We’ve doubled the number of supply drops we plan on sending to Afghanistan and Walter Reed Hospital, I’m confident we can make these numbers happen … but we’re going to need some help.”
The event last year allowed OSD to send five supply drops to soldiers in Afghanisan and one to Walter Reed National Military Hospital. This year, OSD is planning to send 14 supply drops, included “fully outfitted Xbox One and PlayStation 4 kits” to the recovery wings at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
TWELVE individual supply drops full of games to platoons deployed worldwide, including Afghanistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Honduras, and even a team of Special Forces providing counterinsurgency support in the Philippines! (see pics below for some of them)
TWO extremely special supply drops going to both Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for their day rooms: fully outfitted Xbox One and Playstation 4 kits for each hospital recovery wing! That’s right, we’re going “next gen” in here!
The event will begin Nov 9, 9 AM EST and run through Nov 10, 9 AM EST. You can participate by donating your favorite players or clans, or by playing yourself and asking “friends, family members, neighbors, Twitch stream followers, Call of Duty clan, League of Legends team or any other supporters” to sponsor you. The event will be livestreamed, with prizes doled out every hour to those who donate.
To donate and/or sign up, see Operation Supply Drop’s official website.