15 Nov 2018

Send a Text, Send 2 Students to a Battlefield

Send a Text, Send 2 Students to a Battlefield

Looking for a great way to give America's past a brighter future? Allow me to make a suggestion.

With one text message, you can provide two students who wouldn't otherwise have a chance to visit a battlefield with a firsthand experience with history.

We're working with the Mobile Giving Foundation to make donating to historic land preservation and education easier than ever. Simply text the word "TRUST" to the number "501501" to make a one-time, $20 donation through your phone bill. No part of your donation will be held by your wireless provider — the Trust receives 100 percent of your gift.

As our way of thanking the passionate educators who bring history to life in and out of the classroom, all text gifts made using the word “TRUST” in November will go to our Field Trip Fund. The Fund supports field trips to battlefields and other related historic sites for K-12 students who might not otherwise be able to make the trip. In just four years, our supporters have helped 23,000 students visit some of the most famous places in American history, including Antietam, Fort McHenry, Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Independence Hall.

We think every teacher who wants to give their students a firsthand experience with American history should get the chance to visit the places where it happened. Unfortunately, as word of the Field Trip Fund has spread, limited funding has forced us to reject more and more worthy applications.

It costs $9.30 to send one student on a field trip through the Fund. That means if 465 people send us a text, we can send 1,000 students to battlefields. Better still, a tremendously generous matching grant from the History Channel means that every dollar you give to the Field Trip Fund this month will be doubled, up to $25,000.

With a simple text message, you can inspire a new generation of history lovers and preservationists. Please make this incredibly easy, incredibly important investment in the future of our history and our country today.

Learn more about mobile giving on our website, or just go ahead and text TRUST to the number 501501 now!

Prefer to give and get at the same time? The American Battlefield Trust online store is open for business! Treat yourself or a loved one to something special, knowing that every purchase supports battlefield preservation and education.

American Battlefield Trust

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