WHO WE ARE
Veterans are our mission. Gaming is our passion.
Founded in 2015, Stack Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming using our primary programs: The Stacks, Supply Crates, Air Assaults, and the Stack Up Overwatch Program [StOP].
What does "Stack Up" mean?
What's with the weird grenade?
How did this all start?
A stack is a slang term for a formation used in military or law enforcement, when an assault team forms up single file along the entrance or doorway to a room where they believe a threat is located. For the charity, the stack represents a strong community of friends, family, brothers and sisters in arms, and supporters, all coming together for a common mission, and here, that’s supporting veterans with video gaming.
When a stack prepares to breach and clear a room as detailed above, the second team member in the stack throws a noise flash diversionary device (better known as a flashbang) into the room to blind, deafen, and disorient anyone waiting for the team to enter.
“When I was in Iraq, our infantry company received a crate full of third hand romance novels from a library. We used them for target practice on the confiscated arms range, but it was there I realized: people wanted to help veterans, but they just didn’t know what we wanted.”
Working on the flightline, 12 hour days are normal and there are so many stresses that come with my job. Being able to come home and forget all of it for even an hour does wonders for me personally. I have built so many friendships in Stack Up and I can't wait to make more. It's a family.
I heard from a brother that you guys helped him out; to see that kindness still around is amazing. As a vet its hard sometimes, and having groups like yours out helping for nothing in return its great. Please keep up the great work and don’t ever stop.
I am a gamer. I have always been a gamer…The guys and gals at Stack Up get this. Thanks to Stack Up, there is just a little less suck for me and the other troops with whom I am currently deployed.