During the month of September, they are competing for a $250,000 grant in the Pepsi Refresh Project that will help them deliver an additional 5,000 trees to military families this Christmas. The top two ideas will each receive a $250,000 grant from Pepsi.
Have you heard about Trees for Troops? Trees for Troops helps to make the holidays a little brighter for military families - especially those who are far away from their families. The gift of real Christmas trees bring a touch of home to those who sacrifice in order to preserve our freedom. The trees serve as a token of love and appreciation. Many tell us that the gift of a tree frees up a few dollars to be used on gifts, a nice holiday meal or gas money to go visit family.
The trees are delivered for free by FedEx, and will be given out to thousands of military families at bases all over the country during the holiday season. The Pepsi funding would allow them to reach an additional 5,000 families this year, but they need more votes!
I had never heard of Trees for Troops. But I just voted! And I urge you to as well. The link is posted below. I got an email telling me all about this. So feel free to use anything from this post to spread the word. And PLEASE spread the word!!
Pepsi Refresh Everything application for Trees for Troops
HOW TO VOTE:
1. Go to www.RefreshEverything.com/TreesForTroops and create an account with your name, email address and birthday. This will allow you to quickly login each day to vote.
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2. Login to your Facebook account, search for the Pepsi Refresh Voting App. Allow it access to your profile and then you will be able to vote daily through Facebook.
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3. Vote from your mobile phone. Text* 102662 to Pepsi (73774) *standard text message rates apply
It takes less than 1 minute to vote. Make a pledge to VOTE EVERY DAY online and via text message during the month of September. You can vote once per day the entire month and votes are cumulative.
NEED A REMINDER?
Sign up to receive a **daily text message during the month of September reminding you to support Trees for Troops in the Pepsi Refresh Project. Your daily vote is needed to help us reach our goal! Text TROOPS to 69302 to begin receiving text updates.