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Andi Grant - President / Founder of Give2TheTroops Patriots Hall of Honor badge sampleWhile Andi Grant formally started Give2TheTroops in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aimed at supporting U.S. deployed and wounded troops in harm's way with letters and care packages . . . her efforts actually began a few years earlier for personal reasons.

Andi Grant explains why...

"In December of 2002, my husband, Brian (Sgt. in USMC) and his fellow Marine Reservists received their one-year deployment orders for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As he packed and attended briefings, I decided that I, too, needed to do something for the troops. I couldn't sit back for a year and be a "spectator" - I needed to do something to show my support.

I vowed to write my husband daily and send him anything he needed. But I was also concerned about troops who didn't receive mail from family or friends - I was worried about their morale. I wanted to make sure every deployed troop felt remembered, appreciated and loved.

I had military friends who were already deployed for OIF and I sent them care packages, but wanted to do more. Then a few groups who supported our troops asked me to send care packages to some of their contacts. My list of 50 troops grew to several hundred pretty quickly..."

And while her Marine husband, Brian, returned home safely from two tours in Iraq, Andi Grant continued the Give2TheTroops efforts with a simple reason... "Brian returned safely to us - not a hair on his head was harmed. Many families were not as fortunate as we are. We still have many troops in harm's way and families who are anxious - this is my payback to all those troops and their families."

This caring, patriotic decision to continue with Give2TheTroops has resulted in supporting approximately ONE MILLION deployed U.S. troops with loving care packages and letters from all over the nation through 2011 . . . including more than 117,000 large boxes weighing approximately 70 pounds each and over 40 million letters and cards from caring citizens.

The following video highlights Give2TheTroops founded by Andi Grant.

 "And we've seen the generosity of so many organizations, like Give2TheTroops, a group started in a basement by a mother and son that has sent thousands of care packages to troops in the field." President George W. Bush's Radio Address To The Nation - November 2004

"Andi Grants patriotism and love for America's Armed Forces is well known and is an inspiration for all of us."
Steven Newton, founder of Silver Star Families of America - September 2011

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