Maryland Charity’s Pepsi Refresh Project Will Help Military Veterans

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Mercy for Me’s December campaign could yield $50,000 for veterans facing financial hardship

"Winning the Pepsi Refresh project would help military heroes pay for basic services – such as housing assistance or utility bills – while they seek employment in this difficult economy."

The Mercy for Me charity has been invited to participate in the Pepsi Refresh Project, a 31 day campaign for online votes to help America’s military veterans. Mercy for Me is asking supporters to visit its Pepsi Refresh Project page at http://www.RefreshEverything.com/MercyForVets and vote for its project every day in December. The project with the most votes at the end of the month wins a $50,000 grant from Pepsi.

Mercy for Me will use the $50,000 to provide tax-free financial grants to military veterans facing housing challenges and financial hardship. Mercy for Me has already distributed such grants to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans living in Maryland, Missouri, California, and elsewhere.

“We are proud to partner with Pepsi on our plan to deliver sorely-needed financial assistance to America’s war veterans,” said Jason Bryan, Mercy for Me’s Director of Program Outreach. “Winning the Pepsi Refresh project would help military heroes pay for basic services – such as housing assistance or utility bills – while they seek employment in this difficult economy. We encourage our supporters to vote for our project at the page linked here.”

About Mercy for Me: With more than 30,000 supporters nationwide, Mercy for Me is a humanitarian organization providing relief to those experiencing unavoidable financial hardship. Mercy for Me has created a social movement that makes it easy for people to help families and individuals suffering in time of crisis. Learn more at http://www.MercyForMe.org.

About the Pepsi Refresh Project: Sponsored by PepsiCo, the Pepsi Refresh project invites individuals and organizations across the country to submit beneficial, achievable, constructive and "shovel-ready" ideas that would make a positive impact on communities. The public is then encouraged to vote for their favorite projects. The projects with the most votes at the end of December win grants of up to $250,000.

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