Jack Daniel's Funds Travel Expenses for Soldiers
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Tennessee whiskey maker Jack Daniel's is donating more than $100,000 to pay for plane tickets and travel funds for soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., to spend the December holiday season with their families all over the country.I figure I contributed quite a bit to JD in my younger days, but I'll pick up a bottle to say "thanks" to Jack Daniels for doing this. The holidays can be tough for those away from their families (go wish Borepatch a happy Thanksgiving, speaking thereof); that JD would do something like this, even with the poor economy, is nothing short of amazing.
The distiller is also asking the public to make additional contributions that could help hundreds of cash-strapped soldiers who otherwise would be stuck at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Donations can be made to the Operation Ride Home campaign online at www.jdoperationridehome.com.
Go buy a bottle of Jack for the holidays - help a soldier get home to his or her family.
That is all.