9/7/2012 Just an update, the nominated soldier has to be stationed at one of the bases currently on the list (link provided) where Green Beans Coffee has locations. Thank you so much, and unfortunately they are not located at every installation/base. Primarily in Afghanistan/Iraq/and about 8-9 bases in the United States. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Tom.
Nominate your deployed (on the list) soldier, family member, son, daughter, husband or wife for an opportunity to let me buy them a $20 gift card from Green Beans Coffee through the Cup of Joe for Joe program.
I have been a big supporter of their program for a couple of years now, and have donated my own from as little as $2 several times for a single cup, to $10 for 5 cups for soldiers, I send notes with each thanking them, and I like when I get responses back. Help me give something back to those fighting everyday for us, something we didn’t have when I was serving.
Just head over the Green Beans Coffee website and check the drop down list of base locations that they can pick up the coffee from Check the list here. Once you verify they are somewhere where they can receive the card, just post here something about them. First names are okay, what rank they are, what service they are with, where they are, and what their job is. Do not put their email address in your response. Once we get to 25 nominations or more, I will pick someone’s nomination randomly, and that persons nomination will receive the $20 gift card. I will need their email address then (so please make sure they have one for the deployed soldier) so I can purchase and send them the gift card.
Why am I doing this? I am a veteran, I was with the U.S. Army, Active and National Guard. I served during Desert Storm/Desert Shield as well, with my unit in Saudi Arabia. I am a proud American, and even prouder of the men and women that serve each day, it is in a small way that I am doing this! So please I ask you to pass this on to others you know that might have family in the Military serving abroad and currently deployed at one of the bases on the list. I really would like to do this once every 3 months or so , or more often depending on participation.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through email, twitter, facebook, however you would like, I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
I want to help pay it forward, I was proud to serve, I want to thank others doing it now, so please share this!