Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

Posted at 8:31 AM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 08:31:16-05

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The distillery that produces Jack Daniel's whiskey is working with a military support group to make sure military service members and their families can celebrate the holidays at home.

For the eighth year, the distillery in Tennessee is teaming with the Armed Services YMCA for the "Operation Ride Home" campaign. It provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military members and their families to travel home during the holidays.

Distillery officials say since the campaign began, 6,410 service members and their relatives have been assisted. Jack Daniel's says it once again donated $100,000 to kick off the campaign.

Military members have been able to travel to 47 states thanks to the program.

Jack Daniel's is the flagship brand of Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp.