What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with apple pie?
Bake Me A Wish! gave pies to Armed Services YMCA branches around the United States. Those pies were distributed just in time for Independence Day.
“The Armed Services YMCA very much appreciates the generosity from the team at Bake Me A Wish!, which has provided 1,000 apple pies to members of our military family throughout the country to celebrate the Fourth of July,” Charlie Williams, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Programs Officer for Armed Services YMCA, said. "Our partnership with Bake Me A Wish! has proven rewarding on many levels, including their support of Operation Camp and our effort to send military kids to camp.”
Armed Services YMCA Twentynine Palms was excited to get the pies. “Thank you to Bake Me A Wish! Gourmet Cakes for helping us celebrate our sweet land of liberty with apple pies! These Marines and their families are excited to share a slice of pie with their friends at BBQs and while watching fireworks,” it posted on Facebook.
Armed Services YMCA Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri delivered 25 pies to the St James Veterans Home. Pictured are Executive Director Matt Rumph, his son, and one of the residents. "They are very thankful and the veterans who can have pie [will] get a slice on July 4,” Rumph said. "They deserve a special treat for their service to our country.”
Armed Services YMCA Altus in Oklahoma also shared the pies and posted on Facebook that Bake Me A Wish! “was so kind to give away 75 pies to our military members today!”
Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton in California posted to Facebook: "Thank you to Bake Me A Wish! Gourmet Cakes! for providing beautiful and delicious apple pies to our Camp Pendleton military families! There is nothing like sweet apple pie on the Fourth of July, it's as American as it gets!”
There were lots of happy smiling faces near the pies to be given away by Armed Services YMCA El Paso in Texas.
The pies were even distributed in Hawaii. Armed Services YMCA Hawaii posted on Facebook: “What is more American than apple pie and Fourth of July? Mahalo nui loato Bakemeawish.com for your generous gift of apple pies to our military ohana."
Pies were also shared with Armed Services YMCA Headquarters in Virginia, and those pies were distributed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir.
“Those pies were gone in record time,” Sean Keller, Events Coordinator Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, said.
Bake Me A Wish! will send military children to camp this summer through its partnership with Armed Services YMCA. Bake Me A Wish! will donate 30% of sales made through the partnership to support Armed Services YMCA's Operation Camp.
ABOUT ARMED SERVICES YMCA:
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves currently serving military members and their families. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.