|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| CONTACT: Danny Gonzalez
|December 21, 2016
||(714) 926 – 6189
TOMORROW: Local Volunteers Packing 1,000
Christmas Care Packages for Deployed Troops
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation\’s largest grassroots Pro-Troop organization, together with local volunteers from the Sacramento area, will be packing and shipping Christmas care packages on Wednesday, December 21st for American troops on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Care packages contain a variety of treats and personal care items to remind the troops overseas that they are supported. Christmas is the most important holiday of the year for many families so we\’re including some special seasonal items like traditional candy canes, and Christmas stockings, hot chocolate, and peppermint winter coffee, locally roasted by our friends at Roger\’s Family Coffee Company. Each care package also includes messages of support written by donors thanking the troops for their service, and wishing them a Merry Christmas.
Local media are invited to join us and help get the word out that there is still time to send a care package to one of our nation’s heroes. Come film our community volunteers stuffing boxes with items for the troops. It is very important to send a strong message of support during Christmas because we know that the holidays can be an especially lonely time for some troops. About 10-20 local Sacramento-area volunteers will be present and working on boxes from 9:00am to about 1:00pm in the afternoon. The US Postal Service will be picking up care packages from our offices at 1:00 PM for shipping to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Event: Volunteers Assembling & Shipping Care Packages to Troops in Iraq/Afghanistan
Date: Wednesday December, 21st
Schedule: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (USPS picks up packages at 3pm)
Location: Move America Forward Operations Center
8795 Folsom Blvd., Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95826
(Folsom and Watt intersection off the 50 Freeway https://goo.gl/maps/KA3MI)
Move America Forward is also celebrating after recently being named a \”Top-Rated Nonprofit\” by the charity-rating group Great Nonprofits for the third year in a row. Great Nonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.
Despite claims that the war is drawing to a close, there are still over 15,000 troops serving, training Afghanistan security forces or advising the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIS, so care packages are still needed. Move America Forward has noticed a sharp increase in the number of care package requests received on their website over the past few weeks. The Department of Defense continues to activate reserve units and rotate new troops into dangerous areas around the world, fighting the War on Terror, so sending support is still as important and valuable to troop morale as ever.
To arrange an interview with any MAF spokesperson please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail [email protected]
Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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