Houston, TX, December 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Tillman Troops has teamed up with the Northwest Forest Conference Center, Cypress, Texas to sponsor “A Big Texas Welcome Home” honoring our local military veterans. An estimated 200 guests are expected to attend including veterans and their families and supporters. Representatives from numerous military-related assistance and support organizations, including Buddy Grantham from City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs, Homes for Our Troops, Military Assistance Program, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post and Auxiliary of The Woodlands #12024, Boy Scouts of America of The Woodlands Troop 89, American Legion Post and Auxiliary of The Woodlands #305.
Tillman Troops, in coordination with Ms. Victoria Herman, director of the Northwest Forest Conference Center, has arranged for a Texas BBQ dinner at the conference center on December 14th. While the Northwest Forest Conference Center is providing the location and food, many local area businesses – Cheniere, Carl’s BBQ, Lupe Tortilla, Bucca Di Beppo, Sweet Tomatoes, Cinemark, AMF Bowling Centers, Willies, Gringos, It’z, Red Robin, The Cheese Cake Factory, TGIF, Carrabba’s, Amerigos’ Grille, James Coney Island, Signtex Outdoor, DS Photography, JPL Entertainment, Chocolate Fountains of Houston, Sweet Sentiments, Summers Fishing Adventures and Mike Rover, to name a few – are providing additional food and refreshments, gifts and complimentary items, volunteer support and other resources for the event
Tillman Troops will continue their efforts in 2009 with ambitious goals and programs to support our service members overseas. Donations will promote support for these initiatives which include but are not limited to the Adopt A Soldier, Holiday From Home, Books for the Brave programs, care packages for the troops and Third World humanitarian aid.
Loree stated “Freedom isn’t free and we must do our part to thank these service members who give so much and put their lives on the line for us.”
About Tillman Troops
Tillman Troops, founded in 2007, is a non-profit corporation which is organized and operating as a tax exempt 501(c)(3), qualified to accept tax deductible contributions as of 6/02/08. Tillman Troops is comprised of individuals and organizations volunteering and donating goods, services for charitable purposes to provide support, aid, comfort and assistance to members of our armed forces, operational employees and agents of other U.S. government departments and their families.
About the Founder
Loree Tillman started her donation drives and organization in 2007 when her husband, a US Navy Reservist, was mobilized for service in Afghanistan. Realizing that there are other service members with fewer resources and can't give the ongoing care package support, her dining room became a "command central" supporting hundreds of other service members and some from the Houston area. Tillman Troops currently supports over 200 service members and is currently expanding their services to include "Books for the Brave," a project designed to procure and distribute best selling books for our troops that are convalescing at Veterans' Administration and other hospital facilities in the Houston area.
For more information about Tillman Troops, donations and volunteer opportunities can be found on the website at www.tillmantroops.org