I'm always deeply appreciative of companies that show support for the troops and military families. My admiration stems from the simple fact that they do so out of the kindness of their hearts and because they want to--not because they have to.
One such supporter is Pinger -- a mobile app company that makes texting and talking free through their apps for IOS and Android.
About the Fundraiser
In honor of Veterans Day, beginning on November 1 and continuing through November 11, Pinger will donate $1 (up to $5,000 max) toOperation Gratitude for every new download of Pinger Textfree, Pinger Textfree with Voice, and for every new user that signs up for Pinger Textfree Web.
"We hear from military members who use our free texting and talking apps to stay in touch with loved ones back home," Greg Woock, Pinger co-founder and CEO said in a released statement. "We appreciate their service to the United States and their patronage of Pinger, so we wanted to give back. Operation Gratitude's mission to keep our troops connected to home is very much in line with our mission to keep communication open and free for everyone."
As a result of the fundraiser, the donated funds will be used by Operation Gratitude to pay for more than 330 care packages that'll be shipped to deployed troops in time for the holidays.
"We're excited to have this chance to work with Pinger--a company that supports free communication and gives our servicemembers an easy way to stay in touch with their spouses, children, parents, and friends," Carolyn Blashek, Operation Gratitude Founder and President said in a released statement. "With this donation, we'll further our goal to send even more care packages to deployed troops, something we view as instrumental in keeping them connected to those who support and care for them back home."
Get the Free Apps
If you would like to help Pinger meet their fundraising goal, please visit their Web site for more information and to download:
Textfree with Voice, which is for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
Textfree for Android
Textfree for iPad
Textfree Web, which gives users free unlimited texting from their computer
About Operation GratitudeOperation Gratitude is an amazing organization that works tirelessly to support the troops through their care package program. Between 2003 and now, they've sent 700,869 care packages to deployed servicemembers. Pretty awesome, huh?