OPERATION: NEXT CHAPTER Supports Our Military On Giving Tuesday
NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a great way to put holiday spending into appropriate context while accelerating this wonderful day of caring by helping those far less fortunate and truly in need of our generosity.
Cym Lowell, author of "Jaspar's War" and creator of OPERATION: NEXT CHAPTER, has much to be thankful for: a devoted wife, wonderful children, beautiful, healthy grandchildren, and great, personal success beyond whatever he dreamed possible early in life. For Lowell, it truly is a wonderful life.
But the story doesn't stop here.
Lowell, who travels the world as an international tax attorney, gives back to the men and women who have served America with every sale of his thriller, and the program OPERATION: NEXT CHAPTER designed specifically to benefit our service men and women. Through this program, he is offering hope to the hopeless, light to those who cannot see, and ability back to our wounded warriors in helping to rebuild their lives.
One hundred percent of the book's proceeds have been donated to Soldiers' Angels, a non-profit (501c3) organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Lowell is working with SAs' Valour-IT program to provide adaptive laptops for the severely wounded or injured who are not able to use their hands.
"We all have dreams," says Lowell, "which need to be real and achievable. When dreams end, so does life. My goal is to make sure every soldier, Marine, airman and sailor on the waiting list receives a laptop. We all know how essential it is to have a computer in the world of today.
In less than six months, and with the generosity of other nonprofit organizations and corporate businesses that supported OPERATION: NEXT CHAPTER, more than 66 laptops have been provided to the 200 wounded warriors currently on the waiting list.
"We are honored to be working with Cym, a true 'hero' who knows the meaning of giving and continues to give from his heart," said Jennifer Cernoch, Ph.D., vice president of Operations, Soldiers Angels'.
For Lowell, Giving Tuesday is an all-year affair. Anyone who wants to contribute to OPERATION: NEXT CHAPTERand help provide a computer and through it, access to the worldto a deserving disabled vet, can find more information about this program at www.cymlowell.com.
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