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In 2014 Founder Jimmy Rogers and his wife Lindsey came up with the idea of Boots for Troops while Jimmy was serving in the United States Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Jimmy was in his last year of service, but was very passionate about staying connected to the armed forces after separation and giving back to the men and women that had served before him, the ones he served with and the ones who would serve after him. While deployed in 2015 Mr. Rogers noticed a need. While he was lucky enough to receive care packages from back home, some of his shipmates did not. Jimmy specifically remembers one day opening a package. It felt like Christmas morning to him and everyone was excited to receive mail. However, he noticed a few service members in his work center had nothing to open. Another key factor was Jimmy noticed the packages that were sent were usually mass produced or full of items that the service members didnt need or want. The impact could be better he thought. This prompted Jimmy to develop a custom care package program. Every single care package would be built to the interest in needs of each individual, and in addition to that, each package would come with a new pair of boots. The boots would be Jimmys personal twist on the program. Boots For Troops care packages are made to touch the hearts and minds of each recipient. They actually feel the love when they open the package and realize that specific package was made with love just for them. He shared the idea with his wife Lindsey who loved it. From his experiences of being deployed Jimmy understands the hardships and challenges deployments present. Jimmy strongly felt he can make a difference in the moral and welfare of deployed military members. During his 2015 deployment Jimmy decided he didnt want to wait any longer to launch Boots For Troops. On that ship he worked vigorously, through email with his wife, and using the minimal resources available to him, to form Boots For Troops. His vision for Boots For Troops was to uplift and empower the overall morale and mental well being of our deployed service men and women. With a bit of help stateside from his wife, he secured his Certificate of Formation by the state of Texas on June 3rd 2015, and soon after received its 501c3 status from the IRS as a tax-exempt organization. In the first year of operations Boots For Troops raised over $100,000 dollars to support their care package program. You may be asking why is it called Boots For Troops? Here is the coolest part; each package includes a new pair of personal boots selected by the service member receiving the package. Jimmy wanted to put his own twist on the care package program, by sharing his love for cowboy boots with those who pay the costs for our freedom. Today the organization is operating and striving to continue to grow its programs, and keeping the focus on helping those who serve. BOOTS FOR TROOPS CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM. This is our primary program at Boots For Troops. Once selected to receive a BFT care package, our team personally corresponds with the service members or family/friends of service members who request a package. We send over a form via email that ask a series of questions such as what does the service member need where they are deployed? What is their favorite snacks? What is their favorite sports team, and more. Lastly, each package comes with a new pair of personal boots selected by the package recipient. This program is designed to generate the biggest morale boost possible. Program Founder Jimmy Rogers has spent time deployed himself, and knows first hand the difference a care package can make. When he was deployed he received mass produced packages from other organizations, and although he was grateful to receive his package he wanted to create a program that was more personal and touched the hearts and minds of our service members. Thats exactly what our care package program does. If you would like to request a package for a service member you know that is deployed and in need of one, please click on the Request a Package button. WARRIOR MORALE PROJECT, Warrior Morale Project is a special holiday season project, initiated to help selected individual service members offset the cost to travel home for the holidays. The holidays are an especially meaningful and emotional time for our military men and women who want nothing more than to be able to spend a few days at home with the ones they love.Unfortunately for some, the expense of getting home isnt always manageable, and instead of being in the presence of family, and enjoying the smell of turkey and homemade cookies baking, some have to settle for phone conversations and Skype meetings. We want to take it a step farther and help those we can, get home for Christmas. Donations to this project will go towards purchasing airfare, gas vouches and financially assisting service members with travel home to spend Christmas with their families, and also help assist them in getting back to their home base safely after Christmas break.