CMA Raising CDs, DVDs And Clothing For Troops
December 6, 2006 at 6:52 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) is supporting U.S. troops serving overseas by accepting DVDs, CDs and adult clothing to send to them. The donation drive was launched after the CMA received a letter from CMsgt. NELLIGAN, Camp Command Chief for the Army Life Support Area at ALI AL SALEM, KUWAIT.
An excerpt from the letter we received states, “One of my primary responsibilities is to maintain and, if possible, improve the quality of life for those assigned here. We are at an austere location that does not have the creature comforts we as AMERICANS, have become accustomed to. Our troops live in small trailers or tents that house three members along with all their combat gear in a space less then 200 square feet. There are no restrooms, TV or Internet access. The average workday is 12 hours long, and most members work seven days a week. The amazing thing to witness is these young Americans do not complain. They take whatever comes along with a positive attitude and do the job they’re paid to do."
The drive began on NOVEMBER 28. If you live in NASHVILLE, you can drop off items at the CMA offices at One Music Circle South or contact BRANDI SANFORD at (615) 664-1628 or BSanford@CMAworld.com. TROY GENTRY of MONTGOMERY GENTRY was one of the first to bring in goods, and the GMA (GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION) is also helping with the campaign. The deadline is DECEMBER 15.