SAG Helps Troops Phone Home

Guild, in partnership with Project: Hollywood Cares, urges members to make tax-deductible contributions to provide soldiers with global pre-paid calling cards to help them call home.

SAG is helping soldiers reach out and touch someone at home. In partnership with Project: Hollywood Cares, the guild announced the A Touch of Home From Hollywood program supporting U.S. troops this holiday season.

The SAG National Board of Directors urged all SAG members to support U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq this holiday season by making tax-deductible contributions to provide soldiers with global pre-paid calling cards to help them call home. Many board members have already made personal contributions to support the effort. A link with more information can be found on the Guild’s website, SAG.org, through Dec. 31.

Project: Hollywood Cares distributes DVDs and CDs to support and boost the morale of America's military personnel for their dedicated service.

“Screen Actors Guild members have long supported the military by lending their talent and time on USO tours, site visits, hospital visits and assembling care packages,” said SAG President Ken Howard. “When it was brought to the National Board’s attention that some of our soldiers don't have the means to call home for the holidays, we found a way to help.”

“I began Project: Hollywood Cares almost six years ago to bring the joy and comfort of entertainment to our stressed soldiers and deserving veterans. We continue to ask for more service and sacrifice from them so I am extremely delighted to partner with Screen Actors Guild on this most-needed and worthy project,” said Tom Fick, founder of Project: Hollywood Cares.

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