While the lawmakers haggle over ideologies and leave the government unfunded, Operation Supply Drop gets things done. At least, that's what they are telling supporters in a new mail-out today. This week they launched an IndieGoGo campaign to send Xbox One and PS4 systems (when they launch in November) to troops deployed in combat zones and those recovering from injuries at military hospitals in the United States (Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Hospital). OSD is hoping to raise $7,500 from the Indie GoGo campaign.
On top of that, OSD board member Glenn "Commander" Banton has also managed to secure floor space for Operation Supply Drop at the 2013 Captivate Conference in Austin, Texas on October 6-8. This is the first time the charity has had a booth of their own at a convention. The goal of being at the event is to – of course – raise money for their latest endeavor. Both initiatives are part of the group's "8-Bit Salute to Veterans" fundraising drive from now through Veterans Day on November 11th.
Banton also issued a challenge to those attending Captivate:
"In response to the government shutdown, if we can raise $1500 during Captivate, I will personally throw in a $1500 matching donation to support our fighting men and women during these especially difficult times!"
You can learn more about the good work this organization does at OperationSupplyDrop.org.