About Us

When Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers, Jr. died in Afghanistan, it broke his family’s heart and their lives were forever changed. He was a brave young man who courageously dedicated his life in defense of our country. He was killed on April 28th, 2010 by an Improvised explosive device (IED).He was only 22 years old.

Since his death, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Charon) Rivers, Sr. have had a strong desire to support others who are serving our great nation.

The Rivers created “Support our Soldiers,” a non-profit organization. Through this organization, they hope to continue supporting those who serve – sending care packages to our troops who are still serving abroad, whether members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marines. The word soldier is meant to cover them all.

Covering them all is exactly what the foundation wants to do.  Not just during the holidays, but all year long, not just covering them in prayer, but in everyday supplies they cannot otherwise get.

For a complete list of supplies you can donate for the care packages, look under the “Donate/Volunteer” link above.