January 5, 2017
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I’m the mom who spoke to you from the Giants game!!! And this is a pic of my daughter who received your wonderful gifts!!! She is in a remote place…. so these boxes (over 20 of them) have greatly improved her and her fellow soldiers quality of life and their morale! She told me that they are all overwhelmed by this show of love and support by people whom they have never met… and my daughter asked me to thank ALL of you for your generosity!!!
And I … as a mom… couldn’t be more grateful for all of your efforts. You are all a miracle to so many serving that don’t have people back home to send them things!
Thank you again and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
January 5, 2017
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UFT( http://unitedforthetroops.org) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITED FOR OUR TROOPS ANNOUNCES GIFTS FOR SERVICE K-9’S
THROUGH NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BROOKLYN BARK
MAHOPAC NY – Since 2007, United for our Troops (unitedforthetroops.org) has distributed over 15,800 gift boxes to men and women serving in the American armed forces.
But they have not distributed any gifts to canines until now.
This is now changing through a partnership with Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services (BrooklynBark.com), a company founded by Rachel Bowers who grew up in Mahopac graduating from MHS in 2003.
Through their own partnerships with high quality dog food and treat companies – Charlee Bears, Fromm Family, Honest Kitchen, Wellness and Weruba among others – who donated product, Brooklyn Bark prepared over 50 gift bags with treats, special food and an imprinted Brooklyn Bark paw wiping chamois for pups serving in the military.
These specially wrapped holiday gift bags will be sent to handlers through United for the Troops ( for this Christmas with new gifts planned for Valentines and other “major” gift giving holidays.
“Often the greatest joy for a dog owner is a gift for his or her dog,” Bowers observed. “But can you imagine when that dog is not only constant companion but many times over the handler’s own life saver?”
“We could not be more thrilled than to be reaching out now to all who serve. Whether they have two feet or four paws, they are protectors of our liberty and we thank them,” shared United for the Troops founders Pat and Jim Rathschmidt, themselves dog owners. Let Me know (Jim Rathschmidt) if you have any contacts or info for us to use. Please Share,
January 5, 2017
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What a way to start the day !!! Lesley Kelly from The Royal Bank Of Canada sent this email to UFT (http://unitedforthetroops.org/
) Rich-Jim -Patty
Wanted to share!
Merry Christmas/Happy New Year! Lesley.
I just received the attached pictures from my buddy who is commanding in Afghanistan and received a bunch of packages from the United for the Troops . I spoke with him over the weekend and the packages arrived just in time as his platoons were spread throughout the south east and were running low on care package goodies. He wanted to extend a big THANK YOU from all of the Soldiers of Apache Company and a special thank you to Lesley for putting everything together. PLEASE SHARE
January 5, 2017
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Packing Day For UFT was a huge success. Over 250 volunteers packed 1,004 gift boxes. Take a look at how it happened. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/101074837175180074636/album/AF1QipMldSfzLrHq9xP30BPRyRxP4vdAQrzVzfT4TY9C?source=pwa
September 26, 2016
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IT’S HERE !!! United For The Troops (http://unitedforthetroops.org/
) 10th Year Celebration. Mahopac Inn Nov. 12
, 5-8. Featuring The “Thrown Together Band” FREE Complimentary Horderves. Raffles and prizes that will be over the top this year and special guests that will open and warm your heart !!! This is a must to be at, look at ALL these pictures and you will know why. Now Please Share, Share, Share every where. Over 14,600 Gift Box’s sent by you to our men and women serving our country. You being here will help us continue.
Pat And Jim
June 8, 2016
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Thank You Volz Auto
Thank You Volz Auto And Facebook Voters For Placing United For The Troops #1 In The Volz Charity Contest. $2921.45 will help pay for over 200 gift box’s shipped to our men and women serving our country.
June 8, 2016
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Hoops For The Troops
United For The Troops thanks Joe Meade, his coaches and all who attended for another successful “Hoops For The Troops”. Over $1600 was raised. That will pay the shipping costs for over 100 gift boxes being sent to our men and women serving and protecting our country.
May 5, 2016
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IT’S BACK !!! Last Year Was Sold Out. Sign Up Quickly And SHARE.
Hoops for The Troops basketball clinic will be held on Sunday June 5 at Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak NY.
Register online at www.hoopskillsbasketball.com.
Only $25, all proceeds go to United for the Troops so they can continue to support our soldiers serving overseas. First 100 paid are in, so don’t delay! Call 845 729 4239 with any questions
March 22, 2016
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Please Share ! Hello From United For The Troops,http://unitedforthetroops.org/
We have so many more Men and Women to reach that are serving our Country. “MARCH INTO SPRING” is here again. This is a great opportunity for groups, schools and businesses to give back. Please see if you can help as a group or individually.
If you have any questions please call ( it is easier than numerous emails) us at 845 729 4239. We are a Not For Profit 501c-3. We are taking donations of gift items from our wish list and you can help pay for shipping by going to our website and go to donate.
Jim and Pat Rathschmidt and Family.
January 21, 2016
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Our thanks go out to everyone that donated and helped “OPERATION DEFEND THE HOLIDAYS”