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It’s Veteran’s Day–The Boot Girls Campaign To Support Our Troops

The Boot Girls  who campaign to support our military

By Stacey Gualandi

Several months ago, a friend invited me to attend the Boot Ride in Los Angeles, a charity event to benefit the Call of Duty Endowment Fund. As hundreds of bikers rode down Sunset Blvd., I noticed several people in the crowd all wearing the same military boots. What I thought was a strange coincidence was actually the work of the Boot Girls.

“Our goal is to have a pair of boots on an American civilian for every active duty soldier oversees.” The Boot Girls

The Boot Girls you ask? Well, they are actually five Texas-based mothers, wives, and career-minded women who just decided one day in 2009 to find a great way to support the men and women in the military serving our country. That’s when the grassroots “boot campaign” was born.

Boot Girls Campaign logoThanks to Ginger Giles, Sherri Reuland, Leigh Ann Ranslem, Heather Fordham, and Mariae Bui, the boot campaign raises money, awareness, and appreciation for our troops when they come back from war.

The Boot Girls motto: “When They Come Back, We Give Back!” After meeting several of the Boot Girls in L.A. that day, I wanted everyone to learn how to “get their boots on,” so I spoke with Ginger in Dallas, and Leigh Ann in Houston, on The Women’s Eye Radio Show about their selfless cause, our troops, and what it’s like to walk in their shoes…or boots… [Read more…]