Stack-Up.Org 2019 Campaign

Discussion in 'Public Announcements' started by York.K, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active 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.

    http://discord.gg/stackupdotorg
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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 11 NOV 19 until 11 DEC 19, 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.

    Thanks,

    2nd Lieutenant Kyle York
    7th Cavalry Gaming Community Stack-Up Team Leader
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
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  2. Day.J

    Day.J A/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    What a fantastic idea! I've set a fundraising goal of $100 initially and have already donated $10.

    Love it.
     
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  3. Morrow.J

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

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    Would love to help, gonna be super busy with new job, But I would like to have some materials mailed to me that I could post around town. There are several public bulletin boards around here!
     
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  4. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

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    I'll drop at least 50 like last year for it
     
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  5. Cosme.O

    Cosme.O A/1-7 Platoon Staff CW3 Active Member

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    Signed up and donated! What an awesome idea!
     
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  6. Easson.T

    Easson.T C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    I would love to donate to this, however I wont be able until the Wildfires have calmed down here in NSW, Australia. That way I can be sure that my money wont be needed here first. If I do donate it will be towards the end of the Campaign.
     
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  7. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    I will contact them and find out if they can do that!
     
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  8. Day.J

    Day.J A/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    I second this, I'm over in the UK if it's not too difficult to get some for my business?

    Cheers Lt!
     
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  9. Hartshock.P

    Hartshock.P C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    Will be donating today!
     
  10. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Currently inquiring about the medal / award system to have it carried over for this years campaign

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Gold Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $200+.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Silver Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $100-$199.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal w/Bronze Knot - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $50-$99.

    [​IMG] - StackUp Donation Medal - Awarded to 7th Cavalry members that made a financial contribution in support of the 2018 StackUp.Org Veteran's Day fundraising drive. Awarded for a donation of $20-$49.

    The actual medal images are already in MILPACS however I do not have access to take the image and post it here. The original IMGUR link is no longer available.
     
  11. Zammett.R

    Zammett.R Sergeant First Class Retired Member

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    Happy Veterans Day! To all the vets who served us, Thank you! :cool:
     
  12. Edwards.J

    Edwards.J C/2-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    I'm proud of you 2LT. York for taking the time to set this up and do this again this year!
     
  13. Sharkey.D

    Sharkey.D Reservist 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Just donated a little, might donate more on a later date.
     
  14. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Hey guys, your friendly neighbourhood Canadian here with a quick update!

    As of 13NOV19 @ 1244Z we are current at 340.00$ out of our goal of 5000.00$!

    Our team is currenly rank 34/78 other teams.

    We're doing amazing so far! Once again we're pushing to the front lines with the Yellow and Black guidon!
     
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  15. Chance.JT

    Chance.JT Regimental Commander GOA Active Member

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    The same awards should be given.
     
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  16. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Update as of 20NOV19

    We are currently at 360.00$ out of 5,000.00$!

    We are doing great so far!
    If we do not achieve the goal by the end date I am going to see if we can keep the fundraiser ongoing until we reach the goal.
     
  17. Nexhex.A

    Nexhex.A B/1-7 First Sergeant First Sergeant Active Member

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    Donated $20!
     
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  18. Couvillion.T

    Couvillion.T C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    Put in my $20 to do my part! Keep it up.
     
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  19. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Just wanted to personally thank everyone who has donated so far! Every bit counts and in the end it goes to a great cause! :D
     
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  20. Windeck.S

    Windeck.S A/1-7 Executive Officer 1st Lieutenant Active Member

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    Last call everybody, this is the final day according to the OP. Let's make it a great Holiday for everyone!

    @York.K