Helping Our Troops Get Home for the Holidays

Operation Ride Home is a program designed to assist junior-enlisted service members and those with families travel from their military bases to homes around the country. Our mission is to raise as much money as possible to assist these heroes with getting home.

With the help of the ASYMCA, we will be able to eclipse 10,000 of these heroes and their families that we’ve helped with travel. We will have raised more than $2 million for the life of the program.

During the holidays, many enlisted military members have the opportunity, but not the means, to travel home. Since it's beginning in 2011, the Jack Daniel's Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA have assisted 8,583 individual junior-enlisted service members and their families.  Servicemen and women from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard have been assisted with travel to all 50 states.

Get Involved

The Jack Daniel's Distillery will be bringing holiday cheer and sharing a special Lynchburg tradition this year with the building of five whiskey barrel trees around the country.

As part of its "Operation Ride Home" program, Jack Daniel's and the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), will auction off the top barrel of each tree with proceeds going to assist junior-enlisted service members and families travel from their place of military service to back home for the holidays.

You can get involved and help us reach our goal by registering to bid to participate in the auction that begins on December 1, 2021, or by making a donation today!

Bidding begins December 1, and will remain open through December 21, 2021.

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Jack Daniel's Operation Ride home with Armed Services YMCA