National Military Appreciation Month has come to an end, but all of us here at Tetris were thinking, why stop there? We want to continue honoring current and former members of the armed forces every day of every month…and we want to include the Tetris community!
To achieve this, we joined Operation Supply Drop (OSD) in its worldwide 8-Bit Salute, a year-long donation drive that benefits active-duty and veteran service members through video games. During the course of a year, registrants can pledge to participate in gaming marathons and raise funds through sponsors. So where do these dollars go?
When Tetris was first introduced to OSD, we learned that the charity raises money to send video game care packages (games, consoles, controllers, portable gaming units, headsets, micro-PCs, etc.) to US and NATO troops downrange and in recovery hospitals. The goal of these deliveries is to boost morale and give our soldiers a sense of escapism while they are in environments and situations that provide little recreation and enjoyment. But we soon found out that OSD doesn’t stop there. It also runs a number of programs that use gaming as a catalyst to provide educational, employment, and networking opportunities to veterans. Amazing!
So, to support the cause(s), we created a Tetris 8-Bit Salute team page to help raise funds for the OSD programs. We now invite YOU to join our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our troops!
Here are a couple of ways you can participate:
Join the Tetris team: Set up your own 8-Bit Salute donation drive page and join our team!
- Go here.
- Click “Register Now” in the upper right-hand corner.
- Click the “Join a team” button and select “Tetris for the Troops” in the dropdown.
- Complete the registration, then kindly ask family and friends to sponsor you with a monthly pledge or one-time gift.
- Finally, join in on the exciting community events throughout the year, including global gaming marathons!
Become a sponsor: Make a donation in the form of a monthly or one-time gift to our team or one of our team members. The process is fast, easy, and secure!
- Go here.
- Click on the green “Donate Now” button.
- Select or enter an amount (donations of any and every size are hugely appreciated and will go directly to OSD to further their missions).
- Complete the donation form, and—voila! You’re amazing!
If you’re unable to join us in the 8-Bit Salute, no worries–we hope that you will help us spread the word and continue to honor our service members in other ways!