Operation: Cigars For Warriors (CFW) has shipped its one millionth cigar to United States troops deployed overseas in combat zones.
CFW collects cigars from individual donors by mail and at cigar events of all sizes and formats across the United States. Events are staffed by volunteer event coordinators and are typically held in conjunction with retail donation centers, cigar industry groups and manufacturers.
The organization has shipped 1 million cigars despite disruptive pending regulations from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that have prevented manufacturers (previously a major source of cigar donations) from contributing cigars to charity.
CFW supports pending bi-partisan legislation that would exempt premium hand-rolled cigars from the FDA’s regulations.
Storm Boen, Chairman and CEO of Operation: Cigars for Warriors, said:
“The shipment of our one millionth cigar to deployed servicemembers is an incredibly momentous milestone in the history of our charity, which would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers, donation centers and industry partners,” says Storm Boen, Chairman and CEO of CFW, in a press release announcing the shipment of the 1 millionth cigar.
Certificates and commemorative items commemorating the milestone will be made available to volunteers, donation centers and industry partners.
Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a registered 501(c)3 charity operating nationwide since 2012. CFW’s mission is to provide premium cigars and cigar accessories to U.S. troops serving in active combat zones. A GuideStar Platinum-certified for financial transparency charity, CFW also ships coffee and magazines to troops serving in combat zones overseas. For more information and to learn how your retail store can become a CFW donation center, visit: cigarsforwarriors.org.