Sussex, NJ, October 8, 2016—Project Help is launching their inaugural “Gift Cards for Soldiers” drive beginning October 10, 2016. The drive will collect gift cards for food and gas which will then be donated to active members of the military, reservists, and veterans who are struggling to make ends meet. 

 

Soldiers, veterans and their families often struggle monetarily. Most are living on very meager incomes, many receive benefits only at specific times, and some are moved frequently making spousal employment difficult. Soldiers that leave spouses behind while deployed, also often have financial issues. Meanwhile, veterans can have difficulty gaining meaningful employment and many of the jobs available to them are barely over minimum wage.

 

Project Help hopes to alleviate some of the stresses that fall upon these soldiers and their families. “I am thrilled to kick off Project Help's first ever gift card drive,” says Sandy Mitchell, founder of the 501c3 charity. “We hope to be able to assist many soldiers during the fall and winter holidays by providing gift cards for food and gas. Sometimes, a little extra help can lessen the burden and allow for the holidays to be that much happier.”  Clothing and toys are available at our SOSvets closets.  See www.ProjectHelp.US for closet locations.

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About the “Gift Cards for Soldiers” drive:

Project Help is accepting gift cards in the amount of $20 or more to major food and gas chains. Gift cards can be purchased for the drive brand new. Unused cards that donators may have in their possession are also gratefully accepted. All gift cards should have the monetary value written on them. 

 

Physical gift cards may be dropped off or mailed to:  Project Help, 55 Bank Street, Sussex, NJ 07461 or Extreme Energy Solutions, 17 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871.  To purchase gift cards online, donators should visit http://projecthelpgiftcardsforsoldiers.eventbrite.com.  The drive ends December 20, 2016. 

 

Soldiers and veterans in need are referred to Project Help by other nonprofit or public service organizations. To be eligible to receive the donated gift cards, service members must be able to provide proof of military service and documentation of their need for assistance. Homeless veterans are only required to provide their service ID or DD 214. 

 

About Project Help:

Project Help is a 501c3 charity dedicated to the welfare of veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.ProjectHelp.us orwww.Facebook.com/ProjectHelpUS. To contact Project Help, please call 973-875-2068 or email Sandy@mitchellclan.com