Supporting American-Made Products and Giving Back to Veterans (and crochet wine cozies)

by Kathryn on April 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in Crochet for a Cause

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 Supporting American Made Products and Giving Back to Veterans (and crochet wine cozies)

I am happy to be part of a campaign to support veterans who have been wounded or injured serving in the military through Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In this post I’ll share what they’re all about, tell you what CK Mondavi wine has to do with this and let you know how you can easily support the cause, too (at no cost), if it’s something that you discover you care about.

What is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund?

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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) is an organization that supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Funded entirely by public donations, IFHF serves U.S. military personnel wounded or killed in service to our nation and their families.

Their mission statement:

“The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.”

For more information, visit www.fallenheroesfund.org.

About CK Mondavi

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CK Mondavi is the only American made/grown wine in the “supermarket wine under $10” category; it is sold in all 50 United States.

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Established in the 1940s, CK Mondavi remains a family- owned business that has thrived for four generations to produce fine wines. CK Mondavi is run by the legendary Napa Valley wine icon, Peter Mondavi Sr., a World War II veteran.

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Obviously, this means that veterans’ issues are close to the hearts of the company.

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As such, they’ve teamed up with Intrepid Fallen Heroes this summer and are offering a percentage of each bottle of wine sold between May and August to the fund (up to $50,000 total).

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Tip: Purchase this affordable wine as gifts for the people in your life. Crochet a wine cozy like some of the ones I’ve made here to personalize the wine gift. You have great gifts for others and you’re supporting the cause.

Why I Think It Matters

When a military member is wounded (s)he can be affected in many, many different ways. It’s not just the physical that affects this person. It’s also the emotional; the difficulty of adjusting to life as a veteran, a life that may differ greatly from the fully able life (s)he once had. It’s important to recognize this difficulty and to do our part to support the veterans and their families.

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Show Your Support

You don’t have to purchase the wine to help out, though. You can easily help out this cause just by commenting on this blog post. All that you need to do is share your own story about supporting veterans and/or American-made products. I will select ONE reader to be entered into CK Mondavi’s grand prize drawing by May 15. The grand prize is a $500 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in the winner’s name! So, just leave a comment with your story and help a hero and his/her family.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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