Operation Freedom Foam
It began as a soft whisper…
A United States Marine stationed in Afghanistan longed to share some Dog n Suds Root Beer with his fellow soldiers. There was a call, and it was answered in 2 minutes by a local Lafayette citizen willing to step up and help get this soldier some suds.
Operation Freedom Foam was born from a phone call and a commitment by the folks at Dog n Suds to facilitate the purchase and shipment of 5 cases of Root Beer from Lafayette to Afghanistan.
1 case turned into five, as donations began pouring in from gracious members of the community, whose goal was to spread a taste of home to a base so far away. Dog n Suds quickly set up an online donation portal at Operation Freedom Foam, allowing donors to send money from far away or to use a credit card.
Having seen the outpouring of gratitude from the local community, the manufacturer of Dog n Suds Root Beer offered to donate a pallet of Dog n Suds 20oz. Bottles. The young marine who made the request has donated $500 of his personal money to the cause. Our hope is this..To raise enough money to cover the cost of shipping the root Beer as well as enough extra to return $500 to Jordan for his savings.
A Very Special Thank You to the Men and Women of our Armed Forces, To Jordan Fetcher for his Part, Mike Hicks for starting the ball rolling and to Clover Club Bottling Company in Chicago Illinois for donating the Root Beer!
So what say you Lafayette? Can we count on you for a donation?
Operation Freedom Foam continues…
The outpouring of support has been truly amazing, what began as a whisper has quickly become a roar with donations coming in from across America, patriots, former soldiers, Dog n Suds fans and total strangers have been touched and called into action…
This Story has been featured in the following news areas:
- Ft. Myers, Florida
- Evansville, Indiana
- Springfield, Missouri
- Chicago, Illinois
- South Bend, Indiana
- Let us know where else in the comments below!
We have far surpassed our goal and had enough left over to refund the $500.00 that Jordan Fetcher donated for his own cause.
We continue to take donations and will continue to use those to ship Root Beer to soldiers overseas. If you would like to see a case of Root Beer sent to a particular location leave us a comment!
Check out our Partners Page to see who is helping to make all of this possible:
Operation Freedom Foam continues #2
It has been a busy morning here at Dog n Suds…
- We have now partnered with The MAIL Group who has offered their assistance in Global Mailing Logistics to help get the Root Beer to Afghanistan!
- We have created a Facebook Page for Operation Freedom Foam in an effort to provide a central place for fans of the cause to gather! Operation Freedom Foam Facebook Page
- We have created an the Operation Freedom Foam Send-off Party On Friday Oct. 14th 9am-12pm at the Lafayette Dog n Suds! Details of this even can be found here: Operation Freedom Foam Send-off Party
- We have learned that Fox59 News in Indianapolis as well as WLFI TV-18 in Lafayette will both be on site to cover the send-off party live! You should be here!
Operation Freedom Foam to ship Pallet # 2!!!
You haven’t missed the opportunity to be a part of this awesome event…Dog n Suds and the folks at Operation Freedom Foam have decided to ship another pallet of Root Beer to our soldiers overseas!!! Do you want to help support your troops? Know someone who would like to have some Dog n Suds Root Beer…Here’s how you can help:
If you know someone who wants Root Beer have them post a picture of their unit along with an APO to ship to on Operation Freedom Foam’s Facebook Site!
Lastly, we have 2 things:
- If this story has touched you, please help spread the word, link us, tweet us, share us and call your local news to get the word to others!
- If you are a web developer, business person or non-profit specialist looking to lend a hand please leave a comment with your contact information. We would love to see this get bigger and it will need help to get there!