Contact Us

When our son Luke was serving with his patrol in Iraq, it made us understand that we needed to do what we could to provide the most basic comforts of home.

Please send all correspondence to:

United For The Troops
PO Box 242, Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Email:
Please direct all questions regarding United For The Troops or Operation Defend The Holidays to:  James Rathschmidt
(845) 729-4239
If you have any website related concerns:
Conor Whelan


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  2. Hello Jim,
    It was nice speaking with you. Let’s stay in touch!


  3. When and where is packing day? In the past it was after Thanksgiving. Please advise.

  4. Hey Jim, it was great talking with you on the phone. I just realized that we are connected by the Van Slyck family as Bill is married to my cousin Terry. I have @ 30 boxes of items that I would like to have sent to our troops and some monetary donations to help with the shipping costs. Let me know if there is a good time for me to drop the stuff off or when the next packing day is. I’m sure I can get a crew from Connecticut to come and help then.

    Looking forward to meeting you and the United for the Troops team.
    Joe Meade
    Utah Jazz

  5. My husband would like to drop off some items that he has purchased for donation. Please send me the address of a drop-off location. We live in Peekskill, NY. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

  6. Hi, my family and i would like to donate to the troops, i love in st louis, Missouri. Wonder if you have locations here somewhere. Thanks

  7. Hi Christina,
    We are only based in NY, however if you would like our info about what and how we work send us an email at
    Thank You

  8. hi…..I wanted to thank you for the incredible things that you do!
    I was sent a message saying that if I sent you my son’s deployed address that you would add him to the gift boxes? is this correct? please advise…thanks!

  9. I am not sure if this is the place/person to contact. I received your information saying that you will send boxes to the deployed for Christmas. My son is stationed in Japan. Is this where I send his APO?

  10. Hi Debi,
    Give us a call at 845 729 4239. Thank You.

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