Honoring our Veterans

Today, we observe Veteran’s Day. Many people believe that Veteran’s Day  is the day to honor military personnel who died in battle or from wounds obtained during combat. However, that day would actually be Memorial Day.

Veteran’s Day is honoring ALL American veterans, living and dead. It is a chance to say “THANK YOU” to our living veterans and to show them our appreciation. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day. There are many Veteran Day ceremonies held across the U.S.

Military Missions would like to say “THANK YOU” to each and every Veteran and tell them how much their service is appreciated! If you happen to see a Veteran today, please take a minute to say those two simple words. You have no idea how much it will mean to them!

Please take a few minutes to browse the photos at www.military-missions.org/hero-wall-photos. All of these Heroes have sacrificed so much to fight for and protect our freedoms. Military Missions is honored to be able to share them with you.

To keep up with our heroes, be sure to follow our blog and be sure to “LIKE”our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas

LEXINGTON’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY

CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY

OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kentucky National Guard Armory

4301 Airport Rd. – Lexington

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

PLEASE REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE EVENT!

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BRING CARE PACKAGE DONATIONS

Help fill hundreds of care packages being sent to our

deployed troops who will not be home for the holidays.

DONATION SUGGESTION LIST

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DONATE FUNDS FOR POSTAGE

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Cover Postage Costs

Suggested Minimum Donation: $10

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ADOPT A HERO

Send some Christmas cheer to the Hero of your choice

by shopping for and assembling a care package

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QUESTIONS? Contact us

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YOU

can make a difference in the life

of an American hero!

Adopt a Hero for the Holidays!

AAH Christmas tnailWhat things come to mind when you think about the upcoming holiday season? Spending time with family and friends… enjoying the home cooked meals… or maybe just drinking a cup of hot chocolate beside the fireplace.

Now think for a moment about the men and women that are deployed during the holidays. Instead of home cooked meals, they will be eating MREs… instead of looking forward to a 3 day holiday weekend, they will be working hard every day to protect us and our freedoms… but most of all, they won’t get to enjoy spending time with their loved ones.

Care packages can bring a little touch of home to our deployed troops. However, many that are deployed have no one sending packages or even letters. Our goal for Operation SEND Christmas is to send more care packages than ever before! The news likes to ignore the fact that thousands are still deployed, but we KNOW the truth! We still have hundreds of names on our list that have requested care packages… and we want to send a package to each and every one of them!

Through our Adopt A Hero program, you have the opportunity to send a touch of home to a deployed hero. You can choose to shop for their items yourself, or simply donate and we will handle it all for you. YOU can make a difference in the life of an American hero!

To learn more visit our Adopt a Hero page.

CBRE Employees Lend a Helping Hand

CBRE web1On August 21, 2014, some CBRE and Lexmark employees volunteered at Military Missions, Inc. in Lexington, KY.  

One of Military Missions’ largest projects is sending care packages to our troops deployed in harm’s way. The care packages are sent to the troops on a year round basis. The volunteers helped with preparations for the upcoming assembly night by forming and taping the USPS flat rate boxes. They also filled bags with candy, drink mixes, personal care items, and snacks to go in these boxes. 

CBRE web2CBRE employees’ volunteer hours helped make it possible to mail these small touches of home to our deployed troops. They also raised money for the postage needed to send the boxes by having a bowling tournament. All of their efforts helped us say “THANK YOU” to our deployed military personnel.

Everyone enjoyed the day – CBRE employees, Lexmark employees and Military Missions’ volunteers. On behalf of the heroes who will be touched by your time and efforts, we are grateful.

Thank you for partnering with Military Missions, Inc. to support and encourage those that ensure freedoms known only to Americans.

More pictures of the CBRE employees can be seen on our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

New Friendship Donation

New Friendship Bap ChurchWe want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the folks at New Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland! They collected all these great items to be used during our upcoming care package assembly. THANK YOU to everyone that had a part in this! It is very much appreciated!! 

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Operation S.E.N.D. Assembly Night

REGISTER TODAY!Operation Send logo

Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. If you plan to participate please register HERE  or call or text 859-221-9477.

Our list of soldiers grows every day. Many people believe that all of our men and women have returned home but there are thousands still deployed and they need our help. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.

Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word about this event.

Hope to see you there!

REGISTER HERE

DONATION SUGGESTION LIST

MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

 

Veteran Appreciation Bags

We recently visited the Lexington Hope Center and delivered some July 4th care bags to 30 veterans currently staying there. Our veterans need to know they are thought about and appreciated! Thank you to all veterans, past and present!!

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Casual Friday at Stoll Keenon Odgen

lawyers_stoll_keenon_ogdenThese are just a few of the fine folks of Stoll•Keenon•Ogden, a Lexington Ky law firm, who recently contributed to “Casual for a Cause Friday”. Once a month, employees participate by wearing casual clothing to work and donating to a charity selected by the firm. On June 27th they chose Military Missions as the casual Friday recipient and raised $243. Thank you to everyone at Stoll Keenon Odgen for making this a success!
From left to right: Donna Rhodus, Kim Ewen, John Rader & Nira Venable.

July 4th Fundraiser with Saul Good Restaurant & Pub

saul_good_logoSAUL GOOD RESTAURANT & PUB JOINS FORCES WITH MILITARY MISSIONS FOR A JULY 4TH FUNDRAISER TO HELP SHIP CARE PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED SOLDIERS

On July 4th, all Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations in Lexington Ky will offer 1/2 price on all food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc.

Military Missions, Inc. is dedicated to providing care packages and support for soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, foot powder, socks) and sundries (CD’s, snack food, books). The cost to fill each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $10 to mail each package.

Last December, during Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas, Military Missions sent over 1,000 packages to deployed soldiers.  In addition, over 4,000 unit bags and boxes were shipped during the remainder of the year. We believe it’s important to let our soldiers know we have not forgotten them,” said Beth Pennington, founder of Military Missions. “The process of funding the annual Christmas care packages must begin now. In these unsure economic times, we all must start early and dig deeper into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for our local military community.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer 1/2 price on all food items on July 4, 2014, from noon to 7:00 pm. Donations to Military Missions will be encouraged.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub now has 3 locations to serve the Lexington area:

Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd (859) 273-4663

Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 317-9200

and Downtown, 123 N. Broadway (859) 252-4663.

They can also be found on the web at www.saulgoodpub.com.

If you cannot visit a Saul Good location but would still like to help support our troops, please visit our donation page.

AmazonSmile Father’s Day Bonus

Did you know Military Missions could earn money each time you shop at Amazon??

AND THAT’S NOT ALL…  

In honor of Dad, shop at AmazonSmile through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Military Missions!

Click here to get started

What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

There is NO cost to you. Just choose Military Missions as your designated charity and Amazon will do the rest. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link so you’re sure to use it each time you shop on Amazon.

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