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Stack-up 2020 Campaign

Discussion in 'Public Announcements' started by York.K, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. York.K

    York.K 1st Lieutenant Retired Member

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    What is Stack-Up.Org?

    https://stackup.org

    Stack-Up is a charity founded by a veteran of the U.S. Army, Stephen Machuga. It initially started by sending video games and gaming equipment overseas to service men and women deployed. Their motto is 'Veterans are Our Mission. Gaming is Our Passion.' One of their core beliefs is that video gaming can have a positive impact on mental health. They now have four main program areas.

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    Supply Crate Program

    Serving members can register to become eligible for a Supply Crate for their unit deployed. Instead of receiving second-hand romance novels, your unit could be un-crating a care package full of video gaming and nerd goodness. They also send packages to hospitals and VA centers.

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    Air Assault Program
    Stack-Up hand picks deserving serving members and veterans and pays for them to attend video game and geek culture events such as E3, PAX, ComiCon and a host of others around the U.S. People can nominate serving members or veterans for the program.

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    The StOP Initiative

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    The StOP Squad is trained and certified specifically to assist in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and issues concerning the mental health of those in current or previous military duty and civilians. They have trained and certified crisis counselors available 24/7/365 through their Discord Server. You can join the server and message one of the StOP Squad quickly and easily.

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    The Stacks Program

    Stack-Up has 'Stacks' throughout North America and the world. Being a U.S. based charity the majority of the stacks are in the U.S. The stacks are local support groups and focal points for fundraising and supporting volunteer work.
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    Why and How are We Supporting Stack-Up?

    We support Stack-Up because it is a worthwhile cause and their values closely align with our own. We support our active-duty service members, veterans and civilian gamers alike. Our members can register or be nominated to take advantage of the Supply Crate and Air Assault programs. The 24/7/365 crisis counselors are available via their discord server to talk to anyone who needs to talk but wants to do it anonymously and because it's discord, it's easy.

    How we are going to support them is as follows:
    • We will have their logo on our front page, linking to this post to drive awareness.
    • We will be running a fundraising event in November to raise funds for them. From 25 FEB 20 until 31 DEC 20, we will be asking our members to reach out to friends and family to raise money to support the organization. Our goal for fundraising is $5,000.00. With the level of dedication and effort we do as a brotherhood I feel that this is easily achievable as last year we raised over 5,000.00$ As this is just the current goal, there is nothing saying we cannot push farther and lead at the front lines with the Yellow and Black!
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    Setup and Registration

    If you have any questions about this or would like to help out in any way, please feel free to contact me.

    Also if you have any streaming questions or any questions regarding Stack-Up please feel free to contact Deity#3901 aka Sean. He will be more than happy to help with any issues regarding streaming.
    sean.k@stack-up.org
    https://twitter.com/Deity7

    Thanks,

    2nd Lieutenant Kyle York
    7th Cavalry Gaming Community Stack-Up Team Leader
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2020
  2. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    This is a great cause! I will defo be supporting it this year now that I am employed! I am glad that we are supporting them once again this year!
     
  3. Beamer.J

    Beamer.J E/2-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    great cause, glad I’m able to help!
     
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  4. Hilton.T

    Hilton.T C/2-7 Section Leader Corporal Active Member

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    Im in!
     
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  5. Lamb.J

    Lamb.J B/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    Amen!! I'm in!!
     
  6. Davidson.J

    Davidson.J B/1-7 ASL Corporal Active Member

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    I'm in! But do I put in the $5,000 in the "my fundraising goal" box for is that just or me personally?
     
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  7. Hilton.T

    Hilton.T C/2-7 Section Leader Corporal Active Member

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    you would put your personal goal for donations.
     
  8. York.K

    York.K 1st Lieutenant Retired Member

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    Quick update on the Campaign!
    So I chose to limit pushing the campaign when the Coronavirus struck the world and basically made everything go to a grinding hault.
    In doing so with the virus causing a lot of trouble for a lot of families I have changed the goal from 5,000.00$ to 1,500.00$. I feel this is a more realistic number given the fact of everything going on in the world and that we are already over HALF way to our goal!

    I know quite a few of our new members may not already be aware of the Stack-Up program and organization so please take some time to brief your new troopers on what it is all about. We have had members in the Cav use the Stack-Up Program first hand!

    So right now we are sitting at 770.00$ out of 1,500.00$

    I feel we can achieve this as a team by Christmas or even February when the campaign ends officially and the next starts!

    Keep in mind that there are also Cav awards for donations as well!

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the StackUp.Org fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $20-$49.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Bronze Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the StackUp.Org fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $50-$99.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Silver Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the StackUp.Org fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $100-$199.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Gold Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the StackUp.Org fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $200+.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this update!

    First Lieutenant Kyle York
    7th Cavalry Gaming Community Stack-Up Team Leader
     
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  9. Ronnings.P

    Ronnings.P A/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    I joined in as well.
     
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  10. Cass.A

    Cass.A SPD Technical staff CW2 Active Member

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  11. Deity

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    Awesome to see! This is our 5th year (and hopefully our biggest) and we're trying to punch it up a bit.

    If anyone has any questions about Stack Up, what we do or how we do it, or if anyone wants to run an event/stream/etc please reach out to me. I'm excited to help with anything you guys might need!

    Deity#3901 on Discord or my email is listed above! Thank you all for your support. Ya'll rock!
     
  12. Beamer.J

    Beamer.J E/2-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    Can’t remember how much, but I donated once this was first announced. Amazing organization!
     
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  14. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    Some of you may not know this but this organization has saved the life of at least one cav member this year! Great opportunity to invest in our brothers and sisters as well as others in need, now and in the future! Donated!
     
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  15. Ronnings.P

    Ronnings.P A/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    Did anyone take over this now when 1LT York retired?
     
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  16. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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  17. Deity

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    Please let me know. I'm happy to assist with anything you guys need. We're entering our heaviest fundraising season before the end of the year (November/Veterans Day/Remembrance Day/Armistice Day), so please let me know. Thank you all for your continued support!
     
  18. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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