The U.S. Army launched a new web site today, July 21, called "Gifts to Army" which is an online resource developed to streamline and process gifts that American citizens and organizations contribute to benefit Soldiers and their Families.

Soldiers, their Family members, and Army civilians often get questions from people about how they can support the Army. People often want to know how they can help men and women in uniform with gifts, money, goods, or services to show their support for the troops. This web site provides an online resource to answer the question: "How can we help'"

"Many individuals have asked how they can help the Army," said Ms. Joyce Morrow, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. "We appreciate how generous the public is and the concern they have for the welfare of our Soldiers and Families. We've developed this Web site to provide information on how to contribute money, goods or services to benefit Soldiers and their Families."

The launch of this web site centralizes the many venues and paths for the public whose offers of support fall within the Army's overall Gift Program, which is managed by the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Contribution options addressed in the Web site include support for the Army, Soldiers and Families, Wounded Warriors, Army installations, and more.

"This web site is not intended as a solicitation, but merely as a way to provide information on the options and programs available to those who have expressed a desire to make a donation," Morrow said.

The Army Gift Program has existed for many years under the authority of Title 10 United States Code, Section 2601. On Jan. 28, President Bush signed into law, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181, Section 593), which expanded the Army's gift acceptance authority to include acceptance of gifts on behalf of Wounded Soldiers, Wounded Civilian Employees, and their Families.

This new Web site provides a central source of information to refer those interested in contributing to and supporting Soldiers and Army Families and ways for them to express that support if they choose.

For more information, visit the "Gifts to Army" Web site at .

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