Local Charity Launches Global Giving Campaign to Aid Military Families

Aug 04, 2011, 10:00 ET from Mercy for Me

30-Day Fundraising Campaign Focused on National Guardsmen and Military Reservists

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mercy for Me, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of those facing unforeseen hardship, has been selected to participate in the Global Giving Campaign's Open Challenge and will raise funds to support military families in need.  Mercy for Me will kick off this 30-day campaign with a visit to military heroes at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Global Giving Campaign to give back to military heroes who have served our country," said Jason Bryan, Director of Program Outreach at Mercy for Me.  "The challenges facing National Guardsmen and Military Reservists are daunting.  Not only do many of them endure loss of income when they deploy overseas, but they often return home to find their civilian jobs eliminated entirely.  Mercy for Me's 30-day fundraising campaign seeks to bridge the financial gap Guardsmen and Reservists often face when returning home from war."

As part of the campaign, Mercy for Me established the Military Heroes Hardship Relief Fund. Funds raised over the 30-day period will be distributed as grants to Guardsmen and Military Reservists suffering from financial hardship.  All donations are tax deductible.  Donations can be made by clicking here or visiting www.globalgiving.org, clicking "Find A Project" and typing "Mercy for Me."

About Mercy for Me:  Mercy for Me is a humanitarian organization providing relief to those experiencing unavoidable financial hardships and catastrophic loss due to illness, injury, and natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad.  Mercy for Me has created a social movement that makes it easy for people to help families and individuals suffering in time of crisis.  Learn more at www.MercyForMe.org.

About the Global Giving Campaign: Founded by former World Bank executives, Global Giving is a 501(c)3 that connects donors to causes they care about.  Global Giving's mission is to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.  Donors select projects they wish to support through Global Giving's website, make a tax deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates.  Learn more at www.GlobalGiving.org.

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