Since 2010, Operation Supply Drop has been on an honorable mission, sending video games and gaming hardware to troops stationed and serving overseas via their aptly named Supply Drop program. These care packages of video games and consoles are delivered to both active duty and veteran soldiers on deployment, in hospitals, or in military installations around the world, benefitting not only those from the United States, but also those deployed by NATO and ANZAC. Capcom has been supporting Operation Supply Drop by providing games over the years, and if you’d like to know more about the organization (and how to help), read on!
Over the years, Operation Supply Drop has raised over $8,500,000 supporting over 50,000 veterans across the US, NATO, and ANZAC. These games and consoles will go to some of the people who need them most – it goes without saying that a soldier’s life is stressful, and the escape and relief that video games provide can be a true bastion for those on the front lines, those recovering in hospitals, and all those serving far from home. While in previous years, 8-Bit Salute has run weekend marathons, they’re doing something a bit different this year – the entire month of May is dedicated to their cause with 8-Bit Salute: Military Appreciation Month! They’re looking to raise $100,000 for their noble cause over the course of May, and you can help via the 8-Bit Salute charity page – direct donations are always an option, and you can also campaign for them by setting your own streaming and donation goals or even creating your own team to help support the cause! If you aren’t able to donate but would still like to support them on social sites, make sure to use the #8BitSalute tag to get awareness out there.
Thanks for your support, and happy gaming!