San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2010
Valentine's Day: it’s a time for first dates, marriage proposals and anniversary celebrations in romantic places—but, sadly, not all couples have a chance to celebrate together. Millions of men and women will be separated from their loved ones because of their service to their country or—far worse—because they’ve lost a loved one due to service. This Valentine's Day, http://www.WhatisAverage.com would like to say thanks to these men and women and to the organizations that support them by offering military couples a chance to win a free gift.
Citizens owe their ability to freely celebrate Valentine’s Day and every other event in their lives to the service men and women who have given their lives or are currently serving overseas to protect their freedoms. To thank these men and women, http://www.WhatisAverage.com is spotlighting The Gold Star Wives of America (GSW). The GSW is a non-profit organization of military widows/widowers whose spouse died while on active duty or from service connected disabilities. This military survivors organization has been serving war widows from all conflicts and service connected disabilities since it was founded in 1945.
Dan Coomes, President/CEO of http://www.WhatisAverage.com, recently spoke with representatives of GSW’s South Central Region and was compelled to take action. “There’s a lack of awareness among veterans and surviving spouses of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom about the benefits of The Gold Star Wives and I hope we can bring some awareness to the their cause,” says Coomes. "'We're so excited that WhatisAverage.com has taken an interest in supporting wives and family members of service men and women,' said Ruth Miller, Board Chairman and Lone Star Chapter President of Gold Star Wives."
WhatisAverage.com wants to make Valentine’s Day a little less painful for military couples who won’t be spending the day together. Coomes recently spoke with a group of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in Baghdad to get some good initial ideas for the a new survey on WhatisAverage.com: "What are some good gifts for couples that will be separated during Valentine's Day?"
To encourage participation in the survey while demonstrating appreciation for military families, WhatisAverage.com will give away the top recommended product to two randomly selected families who are registered on the site and who will be separated on Valentine’s Day due to service to their county.
Civilian participants also have a chance to win. WhatisAverage.com will also randomly select another registered member to receive the top recommended product on Valentine's Day, and will give away an iTunes gift card daily to randomly selected registered members on WhatisAverage.com starting February 1st through the 14th.
WhatisAverage.com uses its survey feature to serve as the intermediary between consumers searching for the best products and the companies or individuals that provide them. The site provides anonymous, unbiased responses from consumers who have used the products and have been satisfied enough to recommend them to others given the particular survey question. Please see complete details at http://www.WhatisAverage.com. Contact Dan, President/CEO of WhatisAverage.com if you or your business would like get involved.
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