Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Give Our Soldiers A Jolt and Help Ben's Christmas Wish
I know it is the week of Thanksgiving, but do you realize that Christmas is closing in on 30 days away. Right now, we are in the season to be thankful and I’ve seen many people talking about what they are thankful for coming into the holiday season. But I am also starting to see cool Christmas ideas. The nice thing is that all the items that I have read are not about what people are wanting. It’s not the naughty or nice list.
Today, I want to share a Christmas wish from a cool little boy I met this year. Little Ben Hinkle, age 6, is the son of my long time friend Brenda and he shared what he would like to do for Christmas with his mom and she shared it with her Facebook friends last night.
Ben has taken pride in our military men and women and saw a promotion at his local Dollar General store in West Virginia. He has seen the new packaging on Jolt Gum. For those of you that don’t know what Jolt Gum is, the gum is a highly caffeinated (double the normal amount of gum, from the website’s advertising) and high in sugar gum. Recently, the company placed the picture of a soldier on the cover of their gum and is promoting the idea of sending gum to the soldiers.
You may think that, “Oh come on, it’s just gum,” but the company has made this gum with the men and women defending our country in mind. Since the military men and women must almost always be on alert, the gum is designed with the high caffeine to help keep people awake. It’s a fantastic idea for our the hard-working soldiers who might be suffering from feeling a little sleepy at the end of long shifts.
So Ben’s Christmas wish is somewhat simple. He would love to send as much of this gum to the soldiers as his little hands can carry. His parents gave him a little money and he is using his allowance money as well as a start. When he contacted the great people at Jolt, they said that they would ship all the gum he could order for free. So how can I not ask you guys to help him? I want him to be able to get so much gum that he’ll have to have mom and dad carry it for him.
So here is how you can help. If you would like to donate, you can send your donations to Ben Hinkle at his home address. There is only one other note to worry about. He has to place the order by December 3 in order to get the gum to the troops by Christmas. So if you want to help, you have to hurry to mail it to him. Here’s the address information.
In Care of Ben Hinkle
48 Meadow Lane
Lost Creek, WV 26385
With all the scammers out there, I do want you to understand that this is legit. I’m not in the habit of asking for your hard earned dollar in these economic times. In truth, this ministry has never asked for your money in its year of existence. For this, it isn’t for my ministry. If you need more information, you can check the promos tab at the Jolt Gum website (http://www.joltgum.com/promos.html) about the program for soldiers. Again, to help Ben, you would need to send your donation to get to him by December 3. If you have any further questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email often and will attempt to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Let’s make a Christmas wish for this 6-year old a fun and exciting venture of servitude. Thanks very much in advance for helping the little guy out.
I love you guys!