Do you support the U.S. military but don’t know how to show it? Are you a U.S. service member that feels their sacrifices are going unnoticed or unappreciated? You are not alone! Tracy Johnson, the creator of an movement called “Tokens for Troops”, was once in your shoes. She has launched a program that allows contributors to show their support for our troops while simultaneously showing a soldier deployed overseas that someone at home is thinking of them.
Tracy is a volunteer at her local VA hospital who felt that contributing her time simply wasn’t enough to show her appreciation for the troops that have sacrificed their lives to defend our freedoms. She was inspired by the selflessness and modesty of the soldiers who entered the facility for treatment. She told AmericanMilitaryNews.com:
“When I thank a veteran for their service they always thank me for MY support…”
Tracy was frustrated by her inability to wear her heart on her sleeve and wear her support for the military like a badge of honor. So she decided to give the people the ability to do just that, to show everyone everywhere that she supports our troops. She has devised a plan that will allow everyone to proudly display their support for the military while also showing soldiers stationed overseas that they have not been forgotten.
Tokens for Troops is a movement that allows citizens to send a literal token of appreciation to a soldier overseas. For a mere $10 donation Tokens for troops will send a commemorative coin to a soldier stationed overseas to serve as a constant reminder that their sacrifice is acknowledged and appreciated. The token sent to the troops is pictured below.
For your donation you will receive a lapel pin and car window decal to proudly display wherever you go. This not only shows others that you support the military but is a constant reminder to any veteran that see it that they have not been forgotten.
Tokens for Troops is an movement that helps raise money for non-profits that directly support the troops. They are able to produce and ship the items for only $5.00. The remaining $5.00 of your donation is sent to one of their affiliate charities of your choice. Some of their affiliates include Soldiers’ Angels and Gallant Few.
For more information on how you can get involved visit their website here!
Listen to Tracy speak about the movement during an interview with KVUE below!