2010/10/25

IMPORTANT: Cooking With the Troops and Pin-Ups for Vets Fundraiser

DaGoddess @ 04:00

I know most families like to exchange gifts and such for the holidays, but perhaps this year you could make a donation in your family’s name and help out some very deserving people.

Laughing Wolf sent me the following:

Pin-Ups For Vets And Cooking With The Troops Partner For Operation Fight Post Holiday Blues

The post-holiday blues can be bad enough on those who are healthy, and fully engaged in their normal activities. Stop for a moment and consider what it might be like for a member of the U.S. or Allied forces who find themselves evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s has been like a fire-hose of attention, visits, and more. Then, suddenly, it’s gone. They are alone in a hospital, in a foreign country, and away from friends, family, and normal support networks. Despite the dedicated efforts of staff and volunteers, the blues can hit hard.

Recognizing that, Gina Elise of the non-profit Pin-Ups for Vets (pinupsforvets.com) and Cooking with the Troops (cwtt.org) have partnered to create Operation Fight Post Holiday Blues. This special event, timed for mid-January to have maximum effect, will combine a special dinner for a planned 150 people cooked by Guest Chef Ellen Adams (redhotdish.com), with hospital and other visits by Gina to help drive the blues away. To aid this effort, the team is being joined by author Michael Z. Williamson (michaelzwilliamson.com), who will also do visits, autographs, and give away books.

Full details on the event can be found at http://cwtt.org/opfphblues.html and all participants are available for interviews. To do this event, Pin-Ups for Vets and Cooking with the Troops are looking to raise $15,000. Donations can be made by mail, or online at http://cwtt.org/donations.html via PayPal. Donors can note on the donation that it is for Operation Fight Post-Holiday Blues. Any funds raised that are not used will be used to support future operations at Pin-Ups for Vets and Cooking with the Troops.

Larger versions of the attached images are available at http://cwtt.org/opfphblues.html or through the contacts listed below.

Links:

http://cwtt.org/opfphblues.html

http://cwtt.org

http://pinupsforvets.com/

http://www.redhotdish.com/index.html

http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/index.php

Cooking with the Troops is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to supporting U.S. and Allied Troops, their families, and caregivers through special food events, culinary careers, front line support, and homefront support. For more information, please contact Susan Katz Keating, Director of Communications, at skeating@cwtt.org or C. Blake Powers, CEO, at ceo@cwtt.org.

If you want to receive only certain types of releases from Cooking with the Troops, or to be removed from our distribution list, please contact us at media@cwtt.org and let us know your preference. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, contact us at media@cwtt.org and we will be happy to add you.

Great cause, great people, and this is definitely the right time of year to do something special.

4 Comments

  1. Wonderful cause! :thumbs:

    Comment by pam — 2010/10/25 @ 05:42

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  3. Got one of Gina’s calendars last year. Worth every dollar. Will have to get one for this year as well. :heart:

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2010/11/01 @ 10:03

  4. good man! Thank you!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/11/01 @ 15:11

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