A collection box for new and used DVDS is currently located at the front desk of the Jasper car dealership’s showroom.
General manager Glenn Barton said the program, which runs through the end of the month, is an easy way for local residents to support the troops.
“Everyone, myself included, has DVDs that we’ve bought over the years and watched once or twice. Now they’re sitting in a drawer collecting dust,” he said.
The donations will be shipped to bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, where movies are frequently the only distraction soldiers get from the horrors of war.
Children’s titles will be distributed to their families stateside through the National Guard’s Family Readiness Group.
Donors will also receive an On Demand coupon that includes a promo code to the History Store, a personal size American flag and be entered in a sweepstakes for prizes such as a trip for four to Washington D.C. and a DVD package from the History Channel.
Barton said Scott Crump’s employees are honored to be able to provide some entertainment for the men and women fighting overseas.
“We appreciate the troops for all that they do over there so we can live comfortably here at home,” Barton said.