Craig Morgan to Take Part in Annual Toast to the Troops Event on August 28
One time active military member and hit singer Craig Morgan is putting his kind heart to use once again for the troops, as he has signed on to be part of the Jack Daniel's/USO Care Package Stuffing Party set for Aug. 28 in Fort Hood, Texas.
The singer will join military spouses, Jack Daniel’s employees and USO volunteers to stuff 7,500 care packages for our servicemen and women serving overseas. This year's event marks the 18th time it has taken place since the famed distillery and the USO partnered on the effort.
All the care packages will include a special "toast" card message of support for our troops that the distillery has been collecting throughout the summer. The packages also include items requested by service members, such as prepaid international calling cards, toiletries, sunscreen, playing cards, disposable cameras and snacks.
The daylong event will conclude with a free installation-wide concert open to military I.D. card holders and their families by Army veteran, as well as music from Morgan, who has been part of every Toast event so far.
"Being part of all 18 'Toast to the Troops' events has been humbling for me because I know what it means to receive a Care Package while serving overseas," says Morgan. "I also know how much these events can shine a light on the sacrifices made by military spouses and their families on the home front. We can’t wait to get to Fort Hood to let these families know how much they’re loved and supported."
The concert will begin at 7PM local time at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center (Building 23001) and admission is free.
“Without our military men and women, we would not be able to enjoy our freedom and independence in this great country,” says Jennifer Powell, Senior Brand Manager for Jack Daniel’s. “The ‘Toast’ campaign is one way for us to let our servicemen and women know how much we support and thank them for their tremendous sacrifices made on our behalf.”
“We thank Jack Daniel’s for their continued support,” adds Kelli Seely, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the USO. “We are delighted that Jack Daniel’s employees, military spouses and volunteers are joining to collect messages of support for our service members.”
Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. Click here to find out more information on the Operation USO Care Package program and other USO programs.