Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee whiskey maker Jack Daniel's is donating over $100,000 to pay for plane tickets and travel funds for soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., to spend the holiday season with their families all over the country.

The distiller is also asking the public to make additional contributions that could help hundreds of cash-strapped soldiers who otherwise would be stuck at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.

The Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell will be working with unit leaders to identify the neediest soldiers who will be eligible for plane ticket vouchers up to $300 and debit cards up to $100 for gas and lodging.

Donations can be made to the Operation Ride Home campaign online at

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