Craig Morgan to Participate in Toast to the Troops Campaign
Craig Morgan spent more than 10 years in the Army before he switched careers to pursue music full-time. Still, his love for the armed forces runs deep, which is why he devotes so much of his time to supporting military causes. This week, the Tennessee native will head to Jacksonville, Fla. to participate in the 19th Jack Daniel’s/USO Toast to the Troops Care Package Stuffing Party on Thursday (July 11), which sends 7500 care packages to servicemen and women serving overseas.
“I’ve said it before, but being part of every Toast event over the past eight years has been a really rewarding experience for me,” Morgan says in a press release. “Our nation’s service members and their families sacrifice so much for us on a daily basis and I hope everyone will come out and join us for what promises to be a great day to honor and support these heroes.”
From 11AM to 6PM, military spouses, USO volunteers and employees of Jack Daniel’s will fill care packages, along with help from the general public. Each care package includes a personal message of support, called a toast card, as well as personal care items, international calling cards, disposable cameras, playing cards and other frequently requested items.
Following the all-day event, Morgan will perform a free concert at the Landings Courtyard. The show begins at 7PM and is open to the public.
Since Toast to the Troops began in 2005, more than 165,000 Operation USO care packages have been sent to troops serving overseas. Find out more about the organization here.