Chris's desire for others to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory illustrates a love for serving others that colored every part of his life.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
After Navy SEAL Chris Campbell gave his life in service to the United States, his family discovered his final wish: for 100,000 Americans to contribute funds to the Wounded Warrior project in his honor. In the 24-year history of the U.S. Special Operations Command, the U.S. special operations community suffered no greater loss than on August 6, 2011 when Afghan insurgents shot down an American helicopter as it rushed to ferry reinforcements to U.S. troops in a firefight. Chris Campbell, along with other 29 Americans, died in that crash as he rushed to his comrades aid. Now, TroopSwap.com is partnering with the Campbell family to help fulfill his final wish.
Chris's last Will and Testament revealed a request for 100,000 people to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that provides assistance to disabled and injured veterans. As a result, the Campbell family is encouraging 100,000 people to donate at least $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project in Chris’s name. To help achieve this goal, TroopSwap launched a site-wide campaign today to solicit donations from their military member base.
"Chris's desire for others to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory illustrates a love for serving others that colored every part of his life," Larry Campbell, Chris’s father, stated. “When you have a child that is lost in combat, you’ll never forget their sacrifice.”
Through their partnership with TroopSwap, the Campbell’s message will go out directly to over 50,000 veterans, service members, and their families. TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall expects a positive reaction, “We are proud to work with the Campbell family as we honor Chris's memory. Chris paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and we are grateful as a company and as Americans for his bravery and service. Whether it's $1 or $100, every donation is important for it allows us to fulfill Chris's last wish, just as he fulfilled his promise to protect us.”
TroopSwap members will be able to donate directly on the TroopSwap website, and to share this story with others using TroopSwap’s integrated social media buttons. 100% of every donation made on TroopSwap.com is going to the Wounded Warrior Project in Chris's honor.
For more information, please contact TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall getinvolved(at)troopswap(dot)com or 866-248-3526
TroopSwap is the first e-commerce platform designed exclusively for military and veteran families. The company is a part of the Joining Forces initiative to support military families via the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership. As a veteran-owned and operated company, TroopSwap serves the military community by donating 10% of profits to the Wounded Warrior Project, and by employing veterans and military spouses, who collectively represent over 75% of the company’s workforce. To learn more like TroopSwap on Facebook at Facebook.com/TroopSwap or follow them on Twitter @TroopSwap