Update on December 17, 2012
Wow! In just a few days, almost 35,000 people have taken our pledge to "thank military families during the holidays". On behalf of the National Military Family Association and the Military Child Education Coalition, I want to thank you for being a part of such an important movement.
Operation Appreciation 2012 was designed to be a place for everyone to say thanks. Along with the roughly 35k pledges taken, over 25 celebrities and athletes have joined our cause! Some of them include:
* Jimmie Johnson
* Josh Duhamel
* Jennifer Love Hewitt
* David Boreanaz
* Matt Czuchry
* Craig Newmark (of Craigslist)
* Bryan Greenberg
* And so many others
Remember, we will be producing a celebrity hosted event for military families and children as well in early 2013. We encourage you to make a donation to this event and the military nonprofits involved (http://www.causes.com/causes/800759-operation-appreciation-2012/actions/1706792) so we can do something truly awesome for those who truly deserve it.
To watch all of the videos from the celebrities involved, please visit OpApp2012.com (http://www.OpApp2012.com). It's amazing to see so many famous people doing their part alongside ordinary Americans like you and me. Please share this link with every military family you know, and help us continue the momentum through the holidays by spreading the word about our pledge and fundraiser.
Thank you again for your support!
Chris Rhoads, ConvergeUS, National Military Family Association, Military Child Education Coalition