PRESS RELEASE The United Aromatherapy Effort, Inc.Expands Outreach to the US Armed Forces.
Tampa, Florida, December 1, 2009
After providing donated aromatherapy and natural wellness supplies to First Responders since September 11, 2001, through the East and Gulf Coast hurricanes and the California Wildfires, the United Aromatherapy Effort, Inc. goes global with the Military Program. Through the global program the UAE now has four Soldiers on the Ground (SG) receiving and distributing the donated supplies. At present the SG’s are in Afghanistan (3) and Korea (1) with an outreach that includes the International Security Assistance Force. The SG’s have an agreement with the UAE to provide responsible distribution to other soldiers in their camp, gathering feedback and reporting back to the UAE. The new goal of the UAE is to support every soldier on the ground, at home (e.g. Veterans Administration facilities and Military Bases), and assist soldiers with aromatherapy, massage, and other complementary and alternative therapies. To that end, the United Aromatherapy has put a call out to massage therapists, aromatherapists and other wellness practitioners to volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of the UAE. The UAE has also put a call out for natural product donations and funding for shipping costs. With Retroactive 501(c)(3) Public Charity Approval and Under Section 170 of the Code Public Charity status 170(b)(1)(a)(vi), all contributions to the UAE are tax deductible. Under section 2055, 2105 or 2522 tax deductibles include bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.
With the news of 30,000 more troops being sent over to Afghanistan our assistance becomes more critical with each passing day. The UAE recently received several letters from grateful soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Korea.These soldiers are thrilled with the improvement that the donated aromatherapy items have made for better sleep, improved breathing quality, decrease in colds and sinus problems and helping to create a more home like atmosphere. The United Aromatherapy Effort hopes its donated gifts can continue to make life better for those who serve. For additional information, to find out how you can help contact Sylla Hanger (Founder and President) or Geraldine Zelinsky (Vice President and Central Staging).