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Supply Crate – Brenton

Hello everyone! We hope you are doing well. We have your Supply Crate update ready to go if you are looking for some hope that there's some good in the world. If you have no idea how you ended up here or were curious and clicked the link, a Supply Crate update is where we tell you about a recipient of one of our gaming care packages. This way, you get to see the folks who Supply Crates get sent out to and their requests.

Today's update is from Supply Crate recipient Brenton who sent in the following request.

Good morning. I would like to humbly submit my application for your organization’s supply crate. I don’t even know if I qualify since I am no longer active duty, but I thought I would give it a try. I am a 70% service connected disabled US Army veteran from my time serving both domestically and overseas from 2004-2007. I am also current a first responder with the federal government and work in emergency and disaster response and federal security and protection. I travel a lot for work. Like, a lot a lot. Over 200 days in 2019. I did things like help run the response at the California camp fire in Butte county where I slept in a tent for 2 months. I train and teach. I provided personnel protection and overwatch for a virulent Newcastle disease outbreak in 2019 that kept me sitting in a parked car for 12 hours a day 7 days a week. And I deploy to major weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. I am really busy. However, I don’t really have a good way to blow off steam when I do stuff like this. I don’t have friends with me, I don’t do social media, and some of the things I see or do really stick with you. You need an out to that sometimes. I’ve read novels, written novels, played little games on my phone, etc, but I would really like to get back to some good old fashioned console gaming. I am 39, so I have played video games off and on since colecovision.

Wow, Brenton does some really important work. We admire the kind of work he has done responding to emergencies and disasters, both here and deployed, as Active Duty and as a Veteran. As such, we're glad to get him a Supply Crate update to help him unwind after a long day helping people.

Dave, sorry it took so long to get back with you. My father-in-law had a stroke and has a brain infection and I got called away on a trip for a few days for work. I got the box. Thank you so much. Love it. Could not have come at a better time. You guys rock. Let me know if the photo is adequate for your needs. Happy to do it again if I need to. Have a great week

It's no problem, Brenton. We're always happy to get pictures back whenever it is convenient for our recipients. We know life happens. It's more important to us that the games help people cope with whatever life is throwing at them than whether we get pictures back or not.

Brenton's Supply Crate was sponsored by OrigamiGuru, who put in the effort to run a great fundraising event. Thank you, OrigamiGuru, and thank your community for their donations!

Starting next week, we'll be going back to 3 a week Supply Crate updates as we do our November Call to Arms push. With that in mind, Call to Arms Live is coming up, Veterans Day, November 11th. We hope you will join us for a day of putting the "fun" in fundraising for our Veterans and Active Duty service members.

We also have many other opportunities for getting involved with us as a volunteer. If you are interested, click the big red button below, and check out what you can do for our troops on our How to Help page.

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