Cigars International donating 18,000 cigars to deployed troops
When most people think of collecting for the troops, they gather snacks or toiletries. But cigars?
A Lehigh Valley cigar company plans to send 18,000 cigars to deployed troops. In March, Cigars International, which has a distribution center in East Allen Township and two retail stores in Bethlehem, launched a program that for every customer purchase, the company would make a matching donation to the troops.
The campaign, which was advertised in various national publications, offered customers three premium cigars for $5, with the promise of the same donation to the troops. The Philadelphia Airport USO will distribute the cigars to various locations.
This is not the first time Cigars International has reached out to the military. The company has donated more than $10,000 to Walter Medical Hospital and more than 25,000 cigars to the troops through various promotions. But this is the largest single donation.
Check back later to read more about the donation or check out the full story in Thursday's edition of The Express-Times.
Source: The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com