Jack Daniel's Distillery Helps Troops Get Home For Holidays - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Jack Daniel's Distillery Helps Troops Get Home For Holidays

Posted: Updated:

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The Jack Daniel's Distillery in Tennessee is helping military service members and their families travel home for the holidays.

The distillery at Lynchburg has made a $100,000 donation for "Operation Ride Home" and urges its fans to contribute.

The distillery is teaming with Armed Services YMCA for the project, which helps junior-enlisted members from every branch of service.

In the past two years, the project has assisted 820 service members and their families, for a total of 2,040 people. Troops traveled to 44 states.

The campaign provides vouchers for plane tickets -- averaging $300 to $400 per person -- or $100 prepaid debit cards to help with gas, lodging and food.

Jack Daniel's is the flagship brand for Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp.

People wanting to donate can go to http://www.jdoperationridehome.com.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.