Wreaths Across America (WAA), in close partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation and AT&T Veterans, is expanding its successful 2019 pilot “text-to-donate” campaign.
Donors wanting to support the WAA program at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery, located at 27100 Old Dixie Hwy. in Homestead, will be able to make this year’s tax-deductible contributions through text messages.
“I haven’t been volunteering for Wreaths Across America long, in fact last year was my first year,” recalled Olvin Navas, an AT&T veteran volunteer. “All I remember is that feeling I got when I looked around and saw that we didn’t have enough wreaths for every soldier. I don’t ever want to have that feeling again, and I can only imagine how their loved ones felt when their hero wasn’t remembered with a wreath.
“This year we worked extra hard to make sure no one feels like that again by convincing AT&T veterans to expand their ‘Text to Donate’ program to Florida, so that people can offer their help from the comfort and safety of their own home,” Navas added.
To sponsor a wreath, all you need to do, is text WREATH30 to 20222 to help Palms Woodlawn Cemetery reach its ultimate goal of 1,200 wreaths.
Each individual $15 sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero with the hope that all veterans at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery can be honored this Dec. 19 as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
A one-time donation of $15 will be added to your mobile phone bill each time the keyword is used, you may donate up to $100 in 30 consecutive days. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. You do not need to have AT&T as your cellular carrier to “Text-to-Donate” to Wreaths Across America; however, your local carrier may apply charges. No portion of any amount donated is held by participating wireless providers.
Donations are passed through at 100 percent back to Wreaths Across America. All mobile users can obtain a tax receipt for donations made via text message by visiting http://mobilegiving.org/tax-receipt/.
Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen at Arlington National Cemetery.
However, the organization in total places more than 2.2 million sponsored wreaths at over 2,200 participating locations nationwide (including South Florida National Cemetery) and offers other programs throughout the calendar year. These programs include The Mobile Education Exhibit, Wreaths Across America Radio, and the Wreaths Across America Virtual Concert now streaming on Showcase NOW).
For more information or to sponsor a wreath visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.