An 8 hour live broadcast of Troopathon begins today at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. Please take the time to learn about Troopathon and donate what you can.

Our troops are serving in some of the most dangerous places to be in the world, where the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies continue to try and destabilize a nation to bring back a safe haven for radical Islamist extremists can train, plot, and launch attacks against the nations of the Western world, primarily the United States.

Our mission is to send care packages to support those brave troops! For as little as $25 you can send support to a Soldier, Marine, Airman, Sailor, or Guardsman serving overseas. Each package contains lots of goodies and helpful items that our troops appreciate, such as coffee, cookies, beef jerky, deodorant, wet wipes and more!

Troopathon is a non-partisan, non-political organization that works with people from all walks of life and all political persuasions.

This year’s program is dedicated to the late Andrew Breitbart; a fierce supporter of our bravest.

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• This year’s program is dedicated to the memory of Andrew Breitbart, who was a guest host for the past 3 Troopathon broadcasts and a dedicated supporter of the troops. We will celebrate his life and honor the troops he gave so much of his time for.

Twitter users are rallying in support of #Troopathon.

Make it happen, Twitter. Let’s make this the best and most successful one yet! God bless all our troops, here and around the world. We are forever in your debt and cannot express our gratitude enough.

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Funds raised have doubled in the last hour!

And they’re still climbing:

But they’ve still got a ways to go before reaching the $250,000 goal. Keep it going, Twitter!

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As of 10 p.m., the total stands over $134,000.

Surge! As of 11 p.m., the total has surpassed $176,000.