Tactical Medical Solutions donates crucial supplies to TroopsDirect

– Company provides nearly $15,000 in equipment to support troops in Afghanistan –
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June 19, 2012 - PRLog -- TroopsDirect, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing deployed military service members with much-needed and difficult-to-procure supplies, announced that Tactical Medical Solutions donated nearly $15,000 in equipment to help troops overseas.

Dedicated to developing quality, effective supplies and equipment for combat and tactical medicine, Tactical Medical Solutions recently donated crucial items to the nonprofit, including stretchers, tourniquets, bandages and flashlights.

“About a year ago, TroopsDirect contacted us and expressed that Marines in Afghanistan desperately needed stretchers because they weren’t able to get them through the supply chain,” said Ross Johnson, CEO at Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. “There are four combat vets in our office so we know firsthand the importance of getting these items so they can operate more efficiently and effectively. Over the past year, the Marines have gone through TroopsDirect and requested specific items from us and we’re more than happy to help where we can.”  

Negherbon founded the nonprofit group in response to a former college roommate’s requests for support while a U.S. Marine officer deployed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Correspondences from his friend for additional help kept coming and Negherbon rallied business colleagues and the public to assist. Contacts with other units immediately ensued and TroopsDirect’s influence expanded to supporting more than 15,000 service members to date.

“The support that we’ve received from companies like Tactical Medical Solutions is incredible. Those businesses are the reason why we’re able to support our military forces in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa and elsewhere, particularly with medical, safety and hygiene supplies that directly enhance troop safety and readiness. Between defense spending cuts and a slow supply chain, critically needed items often are not easily procured through the military system and TroopsDirect fixes that by filling the specific order requests of our Commanders on a daily basis; 24,000 tons to date. These strategic partnerships are crucial as we continue to work towards our mission,” said Negherbon.

Individuals can help with a tax-deductible contribution on TroopsDirect’s website, http://www.troopsdirect.org/donations.html.
Source:Alyson Rybar
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