Monday, September 13, 2010

# trees for troops

Trees for Troops

I received an email this morning from Brittany that talks about something which is close to my heart......our Troops.

Here is what she said:

After my Dad retired from the Navy, I wanted to find some way to give back to the military community I lived with for so long. So, I recently began volunteering for The Christmas Spirit Foundation. Specifically, I'm helping them create buzz around their Pepsi Refresh Everything application for Trees for Troops.

"Trees for Troops helps to make the holidays a little brighter for military families - especially those who are far away from their families. The gift of real Christmas trees bring a touch of home to those who sacrifice in order to preserve our freedom. The trees serve as a token of love and appreciation... Many tell us that the gift of a tree frees up a few dollars to be used on gifts, a nice holiday meal or gas money to go visit family."

The trees are delivered for free by FedEx, and will be given out to thousands of military families at bases all over the country during the holiday season. The Pepsi funding would allow them to reach an additional 5,000 families this year, but we need more votes!

Voting for the Pepsi funding ends September 30th, but donations will of course be accepted for the rest of the year.

So if you have a minute, won't you please vote, it would mean the world to a soldier and his family.

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