If there is one thing I understand, other than video games, is the military and how being away from family and friends for a long period of time can affect a person emotionally. One thing that always comforts those who are deployed , are small things that remind us of home.

Operation Supply Drop, is a non-profit organization, established by Captain Stephen Machuga. OSD was “designed to build video game filled care packages for soldiers (America and Her Allies) both deployed forward to combat zones as well as those recovering in military hospitals.”

Now the organization has teamed up with Twitch to bring the third annul “8-Bit Salute”, charity event to help raise funds for new care packages for the troops down range.

“Operation Supply Drop is providing an incredible service to our country’s armed forces with a thoughtful and unique approach,” said Ben Goldhaber, Director of Content Marketing for Twitch in a press release sent out to the media. “Twitch and our community are big supporters of philanthropic endeavors, so we applaud anyone who uses our platform to make a difference.”

The event will be held on May 17-18, 2014. Various big name Twich broadcasters have already signed on to help promote the event. Developer, Naughty Dog has also agreed to help and “have pledged significant donations.”

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