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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.
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Michigan, August 16, 2012 The Michigan care package pack-out sponsored by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. went great! Organized by Goodyear for SupportOurTroops.Org, it was conducted at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan as part of Goodyear's Give-Back program, now in his third year with Support Our Troops®. It was a great opportunity for local troop-support groups to connect. Julie Watrous, now with Operation Cuppa Joe organize it locally and was there to help package the care boxes, something she is well experienced in. And the good folks from Faith Baptist Chapel in Napoleon Michigan which have a very good care package program led by Teri Behnke, participated with over 20 volunteer members. Half of these were adults, and half were high school students. With folks like these America is in for a very bright future!
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July 28, 2012 - As you read this a 40 foot metal cargo container of care goods has passed through Tallin, Estonia, and is now gradually moving down through Russia towards the US troops in Afghanistan. This is not an easy trip, with many border crossings along the way. We shipped to Tallin by ocean freighter. It contains $143,446 worth of care goods for the troops. It is making its way to Bagram Air Base from which the USFOR-Afghanistan MWR Director will distribute it out to US forces. We'll keep you posted on this shipment.
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When you purchase select Goodyear® tires, you help Goodyear contribute up to $250,000* to Support Our Troops®. * For every Goodyear tire listed below which is sold at participating U.S. Retailers between July 1 and August 31, 2012 and reported through Point of Sale data to Goodyear, Goodyear will donate $1, up to a maximum of $250,000 to Support Our Troops®. The following select Goodyear tire purchases count toward Goodyear's donation to Support Our Troops®:
- Assurance® ComforTred® Touring
- Assurance® TripleTredâ"¢ All-Season
- Assurance® CS TripleTredâ"¢ All-Season
- Eagle® F1 All Season
- Eagle® F1 Asymmetric All-Season
- Eagle® F1 Asymmetric 2â"¢
- Eagle F1â"¢ Family
- Eagle® ROF/EMT
- Wrangler MT/R® with Kevlar®
- Wrangler® SilentArmor®
- Wrangler DuraTrac®
- Assurance® Fuel Max®
- Assurance® CS Fuel Max®
- Eagle GT®
- Wrangler SR-A®
The full details are on the Goodyear.com website, and the offer is valid only between July 1 and August 31, 2012. Support Our Troops® is a 501(c)(3) organization located at P.O. Box 70, Daytona Beach, FL 32115, phone , that provides assistance to active duty troops and their families. Support Our Troops® is a registered trademark licensed through SupportOurTroops.org. See Store Associate for complete details.
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Daytona Baech, July 7, 2012- The 4th of July is a time when America stops and thanks the men and women who protect our freedom. On Thursday, July 5, members of the U.S. military, Joie Chitwood, President of Daytona International Speedway, Greg Stucker, Director of Goodyear® Racing, Mike Helton, President of NASCAR®, Martin C. Boire, chairman of Support Our Troops® and Greg Biffle, NASCAR driver teamed up with group of volunteers at Daytona International Speedway to fill care packages for the troops with personalized "thank you" cards and other essential items donated by Goodyear and NASCAR sponsors and partners. It was all part of the launch of the "Goodyear Gives Back" campaign, a fund-raising effort designed to generate support for the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who make sacrifices to protect Americans' freedom.