During the 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 who have fallen on hard times
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
On December 21, 2013, charity crowdfunding website Crowd It Forward and veteran-owned food truck DC Slices will feed lunch to homeless Washington DC veterans. 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 our nation’s capitol and expands to cities across the country in 2014, where Crowd It Forward will partner with a local veteran-owned food truck in each city. The program is made possible through tax-deductible donations at the Crowd It Forward website: http://www.bit.ly/1cmAsQE
“This is the season of giving, where we are thankful for what we have,” says Crowd It Forward founder Kendall Almerico. “During the 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 who have fallen on hard times.”
In 2014, Crowd It Forward will continue the program by seeking out veteran-owned food trucks in cities across the country to participate in taking this program to help homeless veterans in their cities. “From the humble beginnings of this first event in our nation’s capitol, we look forward to expanding nationwide and helping veteran small businesses and homeless veterans all across the country,” Almerico says. “We already have heard from food trucks and veterans around the country willing to help.”
This 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.