In Support of our Troops

Want to show your support for our troops?

I am honored to be assisting, shooting and producing, a project to produce a dvd that will be accompanying care packages that will be sent to our troops. The dvd will feature messages from local businesses and residents showing their support for our troops.

Chicago band, My My My, has donated their time to create a fresh new version of "God Bless America" which will be featured on these dvds. Studio time has been donated as well by the Chicago Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago, EARS for short. Videographers Brian Morgan and Brad Podowski are giving their time to assist in the shooting of the music video as well as editing the final dvd itself.

How can you help? 

Come in to Little Joe’s Ristorante in Frankfort, IL. on Wednesday, September 26 between 5pm and 7pm, leave a 1 to 2 minute video message of support to our Troops and get a free gelato or sorbet.


Your Choice of Gelato
Caramel Pistachio
Hazelnut Dark Chocolate
Lemon Or Strawberry Sorbet

Families are Welcome!

The DVD’s of the greetings are to be distributed to our Troops via Operation Care Package in time for the holidays.

Operation Care Package (www.operationcarepackages.org) is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity, dedicated to the mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten. Their goal is to support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement.

This event is being produced by and compliments of: Tim Howe, Wild West Online Productions (New Lenox), Rob Benetti Photography and The Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago.

We are also seeking monetary donations to cover the cost of burning and packaging the DVD's. Any amount collected over the cost of producing the dvds will go directly to Operation Care Package. This is an all-volunteer effort and your support is greatly appreciated.

About The Greetings:

*Please Start Your Message In A Way That Includes Everyone. 
Suggestions: “Hello Everyone”, “Hello Troops”, “Hello Heroes”

*Please Keep Messages Positive And Supportive 
Feel Free To Wish Them: “Happy Thanksgiving”, “Merry Christmas”, “Happy New Year”
…Or Other November – January Holiday

*Please Include The Following In Your Message: Name Of Person(s) Speaking, Introduce Family Members, Name Of Your Organization/Business (if applicable), Town & State

Example Greeting
“Hello Everyone. We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your service to our country and for your sacrifice. We are thinking of you all every day, and we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas. From all of us at (Your Company Name Here) in Hometown, Illinois. Take care, be safe, and come home soon.”

We look forward to seeing you all at Little Joes this Wednesday, September 26th between 5 and 7pm. They are located at Crown Center plaza at Lincoln-Way Lane and LaGrange Road.

For more information, please call Rob Benetti at 708-259-7278 or emaill me at rjbenetti@gmail.com

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