We’ve got a lot of great partners who help us serve military families. We’re part of a network of nonprofits that work together to make sure our families have food, shelter and necessities.
Operation Gratitude is one of the many like-minded groups we work with in our mission. They send care packages — more than 500,000 to date — to deployed troops. They’re in the running to win $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project, a fantastic funding program for great ideas from Pepsi Co.
I encourage you to vote for Operation Gratitude. Every time a nonprofit that serves military families gets a much-needed boost in funds and publicity, our clients benefit.
I also hope you’ll vote for your favorite nominee in our Military Motherhood Award. This morning we posted our 20 semifinalists; you can vote only once, and voting will be open through April 7. These ladies really set an inspiring example for the rest of us on how to serve and adapt. We’ll be setting up Facebook pages for each of these ladies; please suggest your favorites to your friends and encourage them to vote, too.