PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna have joined up with Ripple Funding, a mobile-based charitable giving platform, to raise awareness for veterans, first responders, their families and others in need. Mr. Sinise, Mr. Mantegna and Ripple have created a campaign that supports the Gary Sinise Foundation, in recognition of our nation's defenders.
Follow along for free as Gary, Joe, and Ripple give fans an inside peak at how the Gary Sinise Foundation supports those who have served our nation in a series of photos and videos provided by the celebrities themselves. Fans across the world can join Joe and Gary in supporting our veterans by downloading the free Ripple app on IOS and viewing the ad-supported content found in Ripple's mobile technology, or by visiting the Rally with Ripple web site.
Gary Sinise is perhaps best known for his role as "Lieutenant Dan" in the movie Forrest Gump. This role provided inspiration for Gary to focus his charitable efforts towards veterans and military affairs. He is starring in the upcoming series "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders".
Joe Mantegna's versatility as an actor has led to iconic roles on both the big screen and television. With over 100 films to his credit, Joe has had memorable roles in Godfather 3, Bobby Fischer, and Forget Paris. He is currently the star of the hit television show "Criminal Minds".
About the Gary Sinise Foundation:
Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively supporting the troops for over thirty years. Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump,which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community. Gary Sinise Foundation honors its defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.
By harnessing social media and developing mobile technology to give public figures more power than ever to mobilize fans around important issues, Ripple has partnered with passionate, philanthropic celebrities and influential brands to convert fan engagement into charitable donations. Not through crowd funding – but by turning fans into 'instant donors' just by using the Ripple platform, without a penny spent. Ripple and its partners share the same passion for helping causes and charities.