One local organization participates in a new kind of Giving Tuesday, Giving Tuesday Military

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
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Giving Tuesday Military is another way people are giving back to the military community. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) – You may know the day as Giving Tuesday, but others across the nation are putting a new twist on it; it's called Giving Tuesday Military.

Locally, Timothy Montjoy is taking part in Giving Tuesday Military.

“The premise behind Giving Tuesday Military is 1 million acts of kindness, simply acts of kindness just around the community and around the world,” Montjoy said.

It's an international-effort started by three military spouses. Montjoy decided to take part with his organization Operation Teammate.

We support military kids and we create memorable sporting experiences through what we call 'Impactful Athlete Interaction,’” Montjoy said.

He now leads the local chapter for Giving Tuesday Military. In fact, he has spent his day doing acts of kindness. He delivered coffee to his dentist, and lunch to a Verizon Wireless sales associate who helped him last week.

“You doing your job just went above and beyond and hooked me up with a brand new replacement phone,” Montjoy said.

He also put away carts, and through Operation Teammate he even got some of Augusta University's athletic teams involved. They donated canned goods to AU's food pantry.

“Just having the opportunity to put a smile on someone's face and just providing an opportunity for them to have a good day, I mean that's random acts of kindness and that's what it's all about,” Montjoy said.

People all over the world are participating. A chapter in Japan accomplished 18,000 acts of kindness that went towards the goal of 1 million.

You still have time to participate. If you do a random act of kindness, take a picture or video, post it on social media and tag it with #GivingTuesdayMilitary.

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