The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and Soldiers’ Angels have joined forces to send 10,000 free family portraits to deployed soldiers around the globe this holiday season.
The PMDA has teamed with the Soldiers’ Angels volunteer organization to create the PMDA/Soldiers’ Angels Portraits of Love Project. PMDA had designated the month of September to set up photo shoots of soldiers’ families in specific cities, on military bases and in other locations across the country. The dedicated website, www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com is where the images will be uploaded, printed and, with the help of Soldiers’ Angels, final portraits will be shipped to the soldier’s overseas and to the families here in the U.S.
“The PMDA is pleased to join with Soldiers’ Angels to support our troops during the holiday season,” said Jerry Grossman, President, PMDA. “With the help of IPI members, we will be able to offer locations to soldiers’ families across the country where they can have their portraits taken, and sent to their loved one overseas in time for the holidays. We applaud IPI’s commitment to this important endeavor.”
The PMDA has put together a network of photographers who have agreed to donate their time from September 2, 2009 through December 4, 2009 to take a free portrait of families whose loved ones will be serving overseas this holiday season. Photos are being uploaded the website or participating families can have their photo sent directly to the soldier for free. “It’s our way of saying thank you to the brave men and women who defend our country,” Grossman added.
For more information visit the site at www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com