April 19, 2007
David Willett, 202-675-6698
Virginia Cramer, 202-675-6279
Sierra Club Joins National Military Family Association to Get Kids Outside
Club to Sponsor Operation Purple Summer Camp Program
Washington D.C.: As part of a unique partnership the Sierra Club will announce its sponsorship of the National Military Family Association's (NMFA) Operation Purple summer camp program. Operation Purple supports the nation's youngest heroes through free summer camps for children of deployed military members.
The Sierra Club, through its Building Bridges to the Outdoors program is joining the NMFA in efforts to give children the benefits of an outdoor experience. This year, 3,500 deserving military children will attend one of 34 camps in 26 states.
What: Press event announcing the partnership between the Sierra Club and the National Military Family Association
Who: Senator John Warner
Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
Lauren Rebeiz, NMFA Youth Initiative Director
Operation Purple summer camp attendees and their families
When: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Where: Russell Park, corner of Delaware Ave. and Constitution Ave.
About Sierra Club: The Sierra Club's mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Our members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. We are committed to giving every child in America an outdoor experience by empowering local communities. Visit www.sierraclub.org/youth for more information.
About NMFA: The National Military Family Association is the only national organization whose sole focus is the military family and whose goal is to influence the development and implementation of policies that will improve the lives of the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For nearly 40 years, its staff and volunteers, comprised mostly of military family members, have built a reputation for being the leading experts on military family issues. Visit www.nmfa.org for more information.