Packages to troops planned
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a fundraising campaign June 25 to send the largest-ever shipment of care packages to troops serving overseas.
The Honor Their Service event will include a telethon-style broadcast, aimed at raising funds for the shipment. Some of the key participants will includes Rush Limbaugh, Jon Voight, Mark Levin, former President George H.W. Bush and Laura Ingraham.
It will be held in the Presidential Learning Center, and organizers say tickets will be sold to the public.
The event will be hosted by Melanie Morgan from San Francisco’s KSFO Radio, and Andrew Breitbart, who runs Breitbart TV.
Move America Forward is the organizer of the event and calls itself the nation’s largest grass-roots, pro-troop organization.
“Not only is it a perfect setting for our incredible line-up of guests, but it is fitting and an honor to be associated with a president that was so strong on national security and cared deeply for our troops,” said Ben Mathis, of Mathis Entertainment, who will produce the telethon.
This is the second year for the event. Last year, viewers donated more than $1.6 million to send care packages to troops. Organizers hope to surpass that number this year.
The goal is to send care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the eight-hour event that will be broadcast on the Internet, radio and TV, viewers will be encouraged to sponsor care packages for the troops as the guests and hosts discuss various topics related to supporting our troops.For more information on tickets or to donate to the cause, visit http://www.troopathon.org