This is a sponsored post for an awesome cause!
I shared recently that TruGreen is donating up to $10,000 to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. For each new like to the TruGreen Facebook page they’re donating one dollar, and for each uplifting story that was shared by the family member of an active duty or veteran member of the military they donated $100.
It’s now time to go vote on your favorite story. The entrants of the top five most voted on stories will receive gift card prizes!
If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love storytelling. Give me statistics and data and I’ll stare at you blankly.
But stories capture me and connect me to the heart of the people who make up the statistics.
It’s one thing to hear what the “troops” are dealing with, but it’s another to read the personal experiences of fathers and mothers who are parenting their kids, managing their homes, and loving one another while one parent is serving the country full time overseas.
I feel it’s my job to pass on the family stories to my own children that help them understand the realities of families whose loved ones fight for the country. I re-tell my own parents’ engagement tale. My mother and father married before their last year of college specifically so they’d have a year to be guaranteed to be together. The draft was in full force and men were being sent to Vietnam as soon as they graduated. That’s the reality of serving the country. Life paths shift and change.
I’m honored to be working with TruGreen to get these inspirational stories out for people to read.
Go to TruGreen’s Facebook page (remember that for each new like they’ll donate $1) and vote for the stories that make you understand the hearts of these heroes.
To participate in the TruGreen campaign for Children of Fallen Patriots, please go to: http://a.pgtb.me/FpRlNW
Participants can engage on social media using the hashtag: #TRUCARE4TROOPS
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has extended over $6.5 million in grants that have been awarded to more than 400 children attending universities throughout the United States.
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