Stack-Up.Org

Discussion in 'Public Announcements' started by Argus.J, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Argus.J

    Argus.J Command Sergeant Major CSM Active Member

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    Looking for more info about our Fundraising Challenge? Look here!
    Looking for info about our fundraiser? Look here!

    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.

    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 October to raise funds for them. From 11 OCT 18 until Veteran's Day on 11 NOV 18, 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 $6,000.00 which is about $20 per member. I feel we can exceed this. To make it more interesting, we will be challenging other large Arma units to a competition to see who can raise the most funds, for bragging rights.
    If you have any questions about this or would like to help out in any way, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks,

    CPT.Argus.J
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  2. Ryan.B

    Ryan.B B/1-7 First Sergeant First Sergeant Active Member

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    Amazing work and incredible people.
     
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  3. Priest.V

    Priest.V Extended Leave of Absence Corporal Active Member

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    Great work @Argus.J . A worthy choice and appropriate cause
     
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  4. Gerrish.T

    Gerrish.T B/1-7 Section Leader Corporal Active Member

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    I can't back this enough. Having reached out to argus they really helped me put thing into perspective and really helped me get the help I needed .

    This is a great goal and if you need anything from me to assist in fundraising im willing

    Great work Argus
     
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  5. Geki.T

    Geki.T C/1-7 Trooper Sergeant Active Member

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    Love it, Argus. I've worked with a small group of guys from Stack Up in the past, they inspired my community to start the "Battle Buddy" program. They're great guys, well deserving of any sort of funding we can provide.
     
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  6. Parsons.B

    Parsons.B E/1-7 Commander Captain Active Member

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    An excellent initiative! Very glad we are doing this! Thanks to @Argus.J and everyone else involved!
     
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  7. Law.S

    Law.S A/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    ALL THE WAY SIR!!!!!!
     
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  8. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    Does this program only apply to American veterans and serving members? It looks like a awesome program and if it includes Canadians as well, I'd like to let my fellow soldiers at work know about this.
     
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  9. Argus.J

    Argus.J Command Sergeant Major CSM Active Member

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    US and Commonwealth.
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  10. York.K

    York.K B/1-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    Thank you!
     
  11. Wiese.M

    Wiese.M C/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Even extends to NATO, so basically most of non-british Europe as well.
     
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  12. Damico.D

    Damico.D C/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    I'll start filling up my change jar with bills and coins, save up now and hope to have a big saving
     
  13. Easson.T

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

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    Hell yeah we can, lets get this done boys! Oorah!
     
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  14. Johnson.K

    Johnson.K Specialist Discharged

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    Sir watch your mouth before dad catches you using that foul language..
     
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  15. Easson.T

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

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    Murica may be the land of the free. But Australians know how to swear and we do so with great pride. Deal with it. ;)
     
  16. Geki.T

    Geki.T C/1-7 Trooper Sergeant Active Member

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    What he means to say is that on an official post like this, profanity is to be kept off. Unfortunately it's Johnson, so yeah.
     
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  17. Johnson.K

    Johnson.K Specialist Discharged

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    Inb4 someone gets an NCS.
     
  18. Easson.T

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

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    Fair enough. My bad. Post edited.
     
  19. Is this available to public people as well or just 7cav members?
     
  20. Argus.J

    Argus.J Command Sergeant Major CSM Active Member

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    Stackup is a charity we support, we are not affiliated with them. It is open to anyone. (Must be an adult to access crisis counseling support - however they can direct minors to resources)