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I initially saw on my friend @SassyShae’s Facebook page and thought it was a cute idea (but not to practical for me).

Take a peek yourself – and then pick up the story after the jump.

Since I am not much of a wine drinker (with only an occasional bottle here and there), I didn’t know how practical it was for me. 

That is until later today, when I was investigating Military Charities (Helping Veterans is another passion) and came across this story from CK Mondavi and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund…..

 CK Mondavi Supports the IFHF

In our third year of support for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, our goal is to raise even more money than we raised in the past two years. This year in particular is special to us, as Peter Mondavi Sr., a veteran of World War II, turns 100 years old this November.

In 2012, we proudly raised more than $27,000 for the IFHF. Last year, we surpassed that total by raising over $35,000. This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 to further the cause of this noble organization, and you can help. Between May and August, we’ll donate $1 for every Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund themed coupon redeemed, up to a maximum of $50,000. You can find these coupons on bottle of CK Mondavi in participating retail stores.

About the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.

The IFHF Mission Statement
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.  Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation.  They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.  The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.

As a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and friend of veterans of many other wars – I think this is a great way to help a Military Charity that has an A+ Rating and done a lot to help our military heroes who may have injuries we just can see.

So, if you are picking up a few bottles of wine for the weekend, restocking the cabinet or just looking for a summer treat for Memorial Day …..do everyone a favor and give CK Mondovi a chance.  I know I will.

—Salute

PS- I originally ran this story on my other blog SmokesAndBooze

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