Distillery helps troops get home for holidays

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

   LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Jack Daniel 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.
 

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