How can I send donated items to deployed troops?Humanitarian-related items can be processed for shipment via The Funded Transportation Program. The Funded Transportation Program provides door-to-door surface transportation of humanitarian aid to worldwide destinations at little or no cost to the donor.
Potential shipments are reviewed for appropriateness and feasibility on a case-by-case basis. All organizations and individuals interested in shipping to worldwide destinations are encouraged to contact the Program Manager for the Funded Transportation Program at (703) 601-3854.
Guidelines and an online application for this program can be found at http://dentonfunded.ohasis.org.
How can I support the troops?There are a number of ways in which you can support the troops: email greetings, donations to service-relief agencies or even volunteering in your local community. A list of organizations with troop-support programs is available on DoD's Community Relations Web site at www.ourmilitary.mil.
Please do not collect candy, cookies or personal items without prior DoD approval.