I’d like to take a moment to talk to you all about an organization that’s very near and dear to me. Operation Supply Drop is a charity organization that is dedicated to sending video game care packages to deployed troops and wounded Veterans. Every year they do a massive fundraiser called 8-Bit Salute. During this event, streamers from all over get together and stream various games to help raise money for the organization. It’s actually pretty amazing (and humbling) to see the number of people who get involved.
Why is this so important to me? Because I’m a Veteran myself. I can attest to just how much help it can be to have a way to unwind after several days of missions. During my last deployment, we actually had a couple Xbox’s set up in our tent that we’d use to all play Rainbow Six after getting back to our compound. Most of us also had PSPs and/or Nintendo DS. The benefit of being able to switch off and unwind even for a bit cannot be overstated. It helps you keep your sanity when you’re in a war zone. Having experienced this myself, I fully support the effort to provide the same benefit for my brothers and sisters downrange.
This will be my second year being a part of this event, and this year I’m actually fortunate to be doing so as a member of OSD’s stream team. I’ve decided to attempt a 24 hour stream, though at my ripe old age of 35 that may be difficult to complete. My stream will begin at 10AM EST on Saturday and run through 10AM EST on Sunday. I’ll be playing a bunch of different games, some with friends, some solo. If you’re interested in stopping by to hang out during the stream, my channel is twitch.tv/jericho82. If you can’t hang out but you want to help out by donating, see the link below. All donations are tax deductible.
Together, we can help make fun where there is none.