GameStop Donates to Deployed and Wounded Soldiers
GameStop is once again in the news, but this time, it isn’t for being the 10th worst company to work for in America. No, Good Guy GameStop has donated games and gear to deployed and wounded soldiers.
The donation was made through the military gaming charity Operation Supply Drop’s end-of-the-year 8-Bit Salute fundraising drive. The charity aims to build video game-stuffed care packages for soldiers deployed to combat zones and recovering in military hospitals.
Exact details couldn’t be disclosed, but the donation involved “pallets worth of rare unopened Playstation 3 bundles” and “enough games to outfit an entire battalion worth of troopers.”
Additionally, eleven Florida GameStop stores will be raising funds and gathering new and used consoles during major upcoming events such as the release of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Black Friday.
Founded in 2010, Operation Supply Drop has already raised $360,000 in donations from across the gaming community and has provided support to approximately 1500 soldiers worldwide.
Whatever your political views or thoughts on the ongoing war efforts, I think any effort made to support the troops is laudable.