Many individuals and corporations have already signed up for Operation Supply Drop 8-bit Salute.
Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity designed to build video game care packages for the men and women of the Armed Forces, both deployed to high threat combat zones and recovering in military medical facilities in the United States.
The 3rd annual 8-bit salute details are below:
WHEN: May 17th 9am EST – May 18th 9am EST (Or whatever weekend works for you!)
WHERE: In your comfy chair, at a friend’s house, or really wherever you get your game on!
GAME/PLATFORM: Any game, any platforms. There are no restrictions: you want to play 24-hours of shuffleboard, it’s up to you!
HOW IT WORKS: Simply ask your friends and family to sponsor you. They can make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift. We encourge each participant to have a goal of $250 in donations. Easy math says that’s only $25 from 10 people. Have a seat (or stand) and play games on May 17th and see how long you can hold out and how much you can raise for the troops!
WHO IT BENEFITS: Gamers will be raising money to build video game filled care packages (supply drops) for members of the Armed Forces deployed to Afghanistan, conducting humanitarian missions across the globe or recovering in military hospitals in the states. We are sending numerous drops out each month which you can see here.
You can register for 8-Bit Salute absolutely free, but if you register with the $15 Elite option, you’ll be eligible for a variety of raffles and prizes, including a 2014 8-Bit Salute t-shirt when you hit $200 in funds raised! Two lucky premium gamers will win a grand prize: a next generation video game stuffed supply drop of their own ($3,000+ value), just like we send out every month to the troops!
So share this message and tell all of your friends, have fun and support our military at the same time.
Source: Operation Supply Drop