Willie Nelson Boosts Tents for Troops Effort
Tents for Troops, the organization that provides free camping for active military, received a huge boost Tuesday afternoon (April 26) as American country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson gave the program a huge hand in helping spread the word.
Nelson mentioned the program on his Facebook and twitter account, which combined have over 800,000 viewers. Within an hour the amount of "likes" for the Tents for Troops page doubled, and by that evening it had nearly tripled, according to a news release from the Castle Rock, Wash.-based organization.
“What a gentleman Mr. Nelson is,” says volunteer Lucas Karn. “I think he realizes we need help spreading the word about this program, and he certainly did just that. We now have many more people interested in the program, and many are asking what they can do to help. We have even had new parks asking to join because they heard about it through Mr. Nelson’s Facebook page.”
By Wednesday morning nearly 2,000 people "liked" Nelson’s comment, and it served as a great way to help spread the word about the Tents for Troops program.
“We are very grateful for Mr. Nelson's help with this, what an amazing guy he is," Karn added.