This holiday season, the least we can do for veterans who put their lives on the line for our freedom is to support their small businesses, and to assist those veterans in need
Washington DC (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
On December 21, 2013, charity crowdfunding website Crowd It Forward and veteran-owned food truck DC Slices will feed lunch to the homeless veterans at the Southeastern Veterans Service Center in Washington DC, located at 820 Chesapeake Street SE Washington DC, 20032. This “Random Act of Crowdfunding” combines support for a veteran-owned small business with assistance for veterans in need. The program, entitled “The Least We Can Do Is Buy You Lunch” launches in Washington DC and will expand across the country in 2014, when Crowd It Forward will partner with a local veteran-owned food truck in each city. This program is made possible through tax-deductible donations at the Crowd It Forward website: http://bit.ly/1cmAsQE
“We are excited to help out those veterans who have fallen on hard times,” says Crowd It Forward founder Kendall Almerico. “This holiday season, the least we can do for veterans who put their lives on the line for our freedom is to support their small businesses, and to assist those veterans in need.”
In 2014, Crowd It Forward will continue the program in cities across the country. “We are trying to make a difference one city at a time,” Almerico says. “Buying lunch is a small gesture, but more importantly, we raise awareness of the homeless veteran problem and help make some changes to the system by doing so.”
The Crowd It Forward campaign was inspired in part by Chris Cox, the one man Memorial Militia and Lawnmower Man, who went to Washington DC during the government shutdown to clean up the National Mall so that it would be safe and presentable for the veterans who were scheduled to arrive for a visit. Crowd It Forward raised funds to purchase Mr. Cox a new chainsaw to help him with his goal of taking his mission to help veterans nationwide. Crowd It Forward and Mr. Cox announced The Least We Can Do Is Buy You Lunch” at the chainsaw presentation ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on November 13, 2013.
About Crowd It Forward:
http://www.CrowdItForward.com is operated by the ClickStartMe Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, which oversees distribution of the charitable funds that are raised through the crowdfunding site. Crowd It Forward accepts tax deductible donations and creates Random Acts of Crowdfunding for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others. For more information about Crowd It Forward, contact Media at CrowdItForward.com or call 813.410.4658.
About DC Slices:
DC Slices is one of Washington DC’s oldest and most successful food truck, and DC's only mobile pizza kitchen. DC Slices is owned by proud veteran Eric W. Duensing (“Swade-O”) and “Tommy 2 Toppings” a man with 15 years of experience as a Washington DC street vendor. DC Slices uses fresh rolled dough, homemade sauce, hand grated cheeses, flavorful toppings and bakes their pizzas inside their truck, serving it fresh out of the oven. For more information on DC Slices, visit their web site at http://www.DCslices.com
About Kendall Almerico:
Kendall Almerico is the founder of Crowd It Forward and a nationally recognized crowdfunding expert and JOBS Act expert who has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and The Sean Hannity Show.