Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 8, 2008
LuvDarts are a new form of video messaging that can be sent mobile to mobile or via email. Themes are produced similar to greetings cards, custom messages are added to match the themes and then background music tracks are added. LuvDarts manufactures and/or licenses the musical tracks used in the content.
In an effort to help spread the word about this new form of video messaging, LuvDart creator Max Davis wanted to find a situation where it would do the most good by giving them away free.
Operation Gratitude is the California- based 501 (c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that annually sends 100,000+ care packages of snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on military ships at sea. Its mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member's face and to express to all troops the appreciation and support of the American people. For safety and security, all assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in March, 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 320,000 packages to American troops deployed overseas.
Since Operation Gratitude is a neighbor to LuvDarts, it worked out well when Max approached Carolyn the founder of Operation Gratitude with the idea to contribute. "We had plenty of content that families could message to the soldiers. But we didn't have any the soldiers could message home with" said Max from his Woodland Hills office. "So we fired up production on content made just for the soldiers to send home to their people. It was a lot of fun putting it together and at times it got very emotional as some of the messages with the music really touches the heart. My thanks to all the people that composed messages for this project."
One of the supporters Floyd Crump, commented, "No matter how we may feel about this war, our troops are there and deserve the support and encouragement of the people they represent." When asked about that comment Max added, "Yes, I agree. But also, what about when they come home? A lot of the messages contain undertones of anxiety about returning home and at the same time an appreciation of what home should be all about. I think we need to find better ways to integrate our soldiers back into mainstream life when they return. Some of the things they've been through over there have absolutely changed their perspectives on life forever. The rest of us will never fully understand but we can help by finding creative ways to try and compensate. It seems like we tend to forget, war is hell."
Some of the "AMessage4Home Series" made for the troops can be seen on YouTube, Google Video, Revver.com, Digg.com, Flickr.com and Aol Video.