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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Army.com gives back during the holiday season
HUNTSVILLE , Ala. (December 18, 2006) During this holiday season, Army.com, an online publisher based in Huntsville, Ala., has made giving back to the community a priority by supporting local initiatives to benefit military families and children of the community.
“This year we decided to do something for our audience besides the routine,” said Mark Van Dyke, president of Army.com. “Every day we provide our site visitors with valuable news, information and other products and services, but the holidays give us the opportunity to show how much we really appreciate the sacrifices of our service members and do something really special for our own community at the same time.
To demonstrate their commitment staff members of Army.com along with other business leaders in the Huntsville community are supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their annual “Toys for Tots” campaign. Their support kicked off in November with a “Bikes or Bust” drive. Army.com also recently supported a U.S. Army National Guard “Family Readiness Group” Christmas party by donating door prizes and other materials to help raise funds in support of military families in the unit stationed in Athens, Ala.
“Everybody should try to do something like this during the holidays,” said Van Dyke. “We know our efforts aren’t unique, but if they were more common the need to help wouldn’t be so great.”
Van Dyke said the local Marine Reserve unit is accepting toys until December 19. Toys can be dropped off at 3506 South Memorial Parkway and Woody Anderson Ford right off of Jordan Lane from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Interested persons can also contact Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Williams at 256-213-9683 or 990-0239, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.toysfortots.org for information about donations in other areas around the country. Discover more opportunities to support American troops at www.americasupportsyou.com.
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Media Contact: Donna Thompson