The Veterans of Foreign Wars announced Wednesday that IDT Corporation, a New Jersey-based calling card company, has generously donated 15,000 pre-paid phone cards to Operation Uplink. The domestic phone cards will be given to active duty troops and hospitalized veterans in celebration of Independence Day.
“We are extremely grateful to IDT for their enthusiastic support of Operation Uplink,” shares Joanne Dickerson, Production Coordinator, VFW Marketing Services. “The donation will enable countless individuals to get in contact with their families.”
According to Dickerson, who worked with IDT in securing the gift, each phone card contains ten minutes long distance phone time. Together, the cards are valued at more than $37,000.
The gift was organized by Edward Miller, IDT Vice President – Corporate Sales. In announcing the gift, Miller commented on how appropriate a time Independence Day is for such a gift, expressing gratitude for the sacrifices veterans and active duty troops continue to make.
“Working with IDT, especially Mr. Miller, has been a wonderful experience,” says Dickerson. “His genuine concern for veterans and those serving our country is readily apparent.”
Through the generous donations of VFW members and supporters, Operation Uplink has already distributed more than 70,000 pre-paid phone cards in VA Medical Centers and military bases around the world. The program is funded by donations from members and friends of the VFW, including several corporations.
The VFW, founded in 1899, is America’s oldest major veterans organization. Its more than 2.1 million members served overseas during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti, as well as in many smaller occupation and expeditionary actions.
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