Carmel, IN (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
Patriots now have a fashionable and philanthropic way to show their support of our military men and women – a sterling silver “Support Our Troops” bracelet from jeweler Jan Marten of Carmel, Indiana. All profits from the bracelet benefit the National Guard Relief Fund in the state of the purchaser’s choice.
“I wanted to find a way to help our neighbors in need and show our military men and women that their country is behind them,” said Marten. "The National Guard Relief fund is our charity of choice because 100 percent of the money donated goes directly to benefit troops’ families, helping them meet the most basic of needs, including electricity for their homes, gas for their cars, and daycare for their kids.”
“This is not about any political agenda – this is about supporting the men and women who fight to defend our freedoms all over the world,” said Marten.
Marten’s sterling silver link Honor Bracelet bears the slogan “Support Our Troops” along with a yellow ribbon and can be customized to honor a member currently serving or a fallen soldier. The bracelet is suitable for men or women and is hand crafted in the United States.
Marten has received a call of thanks for her efforts from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
“I was so surprised and pleased to get a call from Secretary Rumsfeld,” said Marten. “This project is about making a difference, and Secretary Rumsfeld’s call confirmed that we are.”
Honor Bracelets start at $150 and can be purchased at J.S. Marten Jewelers in Carmel (800-473-0701) and at http://www.jsmarten.com. Bracelets also are featured at americasupportsyou.mil, an official website of the U.S. Department of Defense.