Daytona Beach, FL, September 7, 2012 Floridians now can make a donation to our nation's military men and women when they apply for or renew their driver's license or vehicle registration, either online or in person. Option to Check the Box and Help the Troops becama available July 1, 2012 !!! By simply checking a box and indicating the amount they wish to donate, state residents can be part of the nationwide Support Our Troops®
campaign to enhance the well-being and morale of military members and their families. Representatives of SupportOurTroops.Org expect the voluntary donation check box to generate more than $60,000 annually for care packages, food treats and other support programs that the organization provides for the troops and their families. The new option was made possible in great part by a donation from Melbourne-based Harris Corporation, which contributed $10,000 to pay the fee charged by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles for computer programming costs to add the service. Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. "We asked hundreds of Florida companies to donate this fee," said Martin C. Boire, chairman of Support Our Troops, Inc. "It was the Harris Corporation that stepped up. Our troops don't say 'no' when they are asked to deploy and risk their lives for us and for our families. And Harris said 'yes!' to the troops.
They put up the money to help make this check-box donation service available to Floridians at DMV offices everywhere, so that we can all easily help. And that makes Harris the real deal a company that has helped create a continuing, tangible benefit for the troops and their families for years to come." This will fund a great deal of good for the troops and their families. "The men and women of our military provide the freedoms and security we enjoy every day as citizens of this great country, and their courage, devotion to duty, and professionalism are an inspiration to all Americans," said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris. "Harris is pleased to team with Support Our Troops to put in place this simple way for all Florida residents to securely donate to those who serve our nation and their families."
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Harris has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com. Support Our Troops® -- providing morale and well-being to the troops worldwide. SupportOurTroops.Org is the charity through which we Americans strengthen the morale and well-being of our brave active duty troops and their families. Our programs provide millions of dollars' worth of care goods and services including family assistance, kids camp assistance, positive public support and more at hundreds of locations around the globe. They Support Us - Let's Support Them!® Millions of times each year, at hundreds of locations across America and around the globe, SOT steps up for those who have stepped up for all of us. If they're there, we're with them.