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We are now open at our new location in Century III Mall in West Mifflin.  We are located on the third floor, above the food court by Sears.  Please call 412-653-1317 if you need to schedule a donation drop off.

We are so pleased to announce our partnership with Konectidy.  You can create a bracelet to tell your veterans' story or purchase one already designed and help support Operation Troop Appreciation. Each bracelet made tells the personal story of a veteran and demonstrates our love and respect for our nation's "best and bravest." Click here to create your own unique bracelet today.

Proceeds from the  Marshall Mangler Trail Race- 50K, 22.5K, and 5m will benefit OTA!  The race is Saturday, November 1 at the North Park Ice Rink in Allison Park, PA. You can register here.

Join us at the 4th Annual “Salute the Troops” fundraiser for Operation Troop Appreciation, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at The Lit Club, 210 Copperfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, from 8-11 P.M.  Raffle prizes, drink specials, donation at the door.

The 2014 Operation Troop Appreciation Veterans Day 5K has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9, 2014. It begins at 9am at Hampton Community Park. Click here to register!

Tuesday November 11, join OTA at Robert Morris University for Troops n Hoops- a faculty Vs. Military basketball game benefitting OTA. Doors open at 6:30pm, game at 7pm. Cash donation for admittance at the door, there will be raffles and entertainment.  Held at the John Jay Gymnasium: 6001 University Blvd, Moon Twp PA 15108.

Christmas Tree Market is having a giveaway to  recognize the great sacrifice our soldiers and their loved ones endure. They are offering a special
Christmas decorating package to three military families.To enter the contest, families simply need to visit: (http://www.christmastreemarket.com/Celebrating-Those-Who-Serve-s/393.htm)
and tell us a story about their honored military service person or veteran. Three winners will be drawn at random and each of them will receive a 6-foot Fraser Fir Christmas tree with multi-colored lights. This contest will run from September 26 to November 21, 2014.

It's not too early to start raising funds for OTA by running the PIttsburgh Marathon!  Click here to donate or become a fundraiser.  Start your training today!  The Marathon is May 2 & 3, 2015.



Congratulations to OTA Founder and CEO Kristen Holloway Querriera for being named a 2014 MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) Community Hero!

SO EXCITING!  OTA IS EXPANDING!  Now in our 10th year, having served over 140,000 deployed military members, OTA is now introducing our new program for Veterans and their families called "WELCOME HOME." Click here to read all about it and find out how you can help!

Shop on Amazon?  Now you can shop and support the troops!  Sign on to Amazon Smile and choose

Operation Troop Appreciation as your charity and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price! Visit smile.amazon.com and start shopping today!

Check out the OTA crew at work in this "Proud to befrom Pittsburgh" news segment!

The results are in: OTA ranked #2 overall and #1 in Veterans issues on the Great Non-Profits Top Rated Charity list for 2013- that's #2 out of 1,445 charities!! This is an absolutely amazing achievement for us, and we are so glad to share this with you. Because it is you: our volunteers, our donors, the local community and people from all over the country who send us donations- who have made this happen. Like you, the love, respect and admiration we have for our troops knows no bounds. So THANK YOU for making us the #1 ranked charity for Veteran services!

OTA Founder & CEO, Kristen Holloway was featured on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on Memorial Day! View the full story below.



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