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Charlestown VFW sponsors Operation Uplink drive

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June 14th, 2010

CATONSVILLE, Md. (June 14) Charlestown VFW Post 476 is sponsoring a month-long drive in June to support Operation Uplink, a program that provides free telephone time for deployed service men and women to make calls to friends and loved ones back home. The calls are made from secure locations overseas, and since 1996, more than 11 million phone cards have been distributed to active military service members through the program. There are many creative ways to support the brave men and women who are currently serving our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Connecting them to their family members at home is so important, and that s why Charlestown VFW Post 476 is enthusiastically sponsoring the campaign for Operation Uplink in June, stated John Hanlon, past Post Commander and current Charlestown resident. Donations may be sent to: VFW Post 476 Quartermaster Ed Dunn c/o Charlestown Retirement Community 715 Maiden Choice Lane, HV-517 Catonsville, MD 21228 Checks are payable to VFW Post 476. For more details, contact Ed Dunn at 410-242-5401. Additional information regarding the program history can be found at