Operation Supply Drop Donates Video Games to Deployed Soldiers

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Oct 10, 2011 • References: fronttowardsgamer & gamepolitics
Although it started with a humble attempt to ship a console and a handful of games to embedded U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Operation Supply Drop quickly mounted in its scale and complexity, as sympathetic gamers began donating their wares to the wary combat troops. Today, it's in the mail headed for Kandahar Airport and contains almost 100lbs of gaming goodness.

Activision, EA, Rockstar, Valve, PopCap, Microsoft and swathes of other big names in the industry threw their weight behind Operation Supply Drop to eventually gather enough content to entertain every single Marine stationed in Afghanistan. In reality, however, the first supply drop is being sent to Ryan, a Blackhawk pilot, and his support team stationed in northern Afghanistan. If you're looking for a feel-good, tax deductible charity to donate to, take a second look at FrontTowardGamers, the not-for-profit behind this initiative. Stats for Boot Camp Distractions Trending: Older & Chilly
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