Gamer Grub & Operation Supply Drop Bringing A Little Something To Injured Heroes
Some of you regular Grub Squad attendees will be familiar with our efforts to support Operation Supply Drop and we’ve just received some exciting news from the latest charity efforts. The latest package was sent out to Walter Reed National Military Hospital but usually the government doesn’t support photographing injured soldiers. The good folks at Operation Supply Drop added a little note asking for some pictures, and we got some!
The wounded soldier even had a little message for all those supporting the cause:
My name is Brett. On May 16th, I was on my way to my living quarters. When I arrived at my door to walk inside a 107 rocket impacted 20 feet from my front door. It looked as though fireworks had been shot at my feet and lit up the ground. I quickly realized I had been thrown to the ground and I immediately began conducting first aid on myself. I didn’t realize the extent of my injuries until I was in Germany. I was flown from Germany to Walter Reed where I am staying now. I have a broken collar bone and nerve damage in my right arm. There is no bicep movement in my right arm and has prohibited me from taking part in everyday activities. Being here I have been able to take part in many wonderful opportunities, and have been blessed with such wonderful people that are willing to help. Being blessed with such a wonderful care package has allowed me to begin to use my right thumb while playing the games. Thank you so much for thinking of me at a time like this and blessing me with such a wonderful set of games that will help me as I recuperate in the hospital. You have no idea how much it means to me and have such wonderful people behind me and supporting me through my recovery.
Operation Supply Drop is a continuous charity effort supported by some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. Injured war heroes receive the latest consoles, top games and other gaming paraphernalia. Just take a quick look at the supporters of this particular package and you can see how important these efforts are to the industry:
Wizards of the Coast, Sega, Sony, GAEMS, Performance Designed Products (PDP), Kalypso, Plantronics, ASTRO Gaming, RAD Game Tools, Epic Games, Valve, Treyarch, Ubisoft, Activision, Naughty Dog, Capcom, Electronic Arts, GB Memorabilia, AbleGamers Charity, Insomniac Games, Rooster Teeth, Konami, GUNNARS Optiks, Gamer Grub, Deep Silver, Runic Games, Tripwire Interactive, Double Fine, Game Informer, Robot Entertainment!
You can help support our troops abroad by pledging donations to the Front Towards Gamer group that operates Operation Supply Drop. For more information you can visit the official website.