The organization Operation: Cigars For Warriors has announced that Smokers Haven in Lubbock has been named the 2019 Donation Center of the Year. Smokers Haven, one of the state's longest running tobacconist, was the first donation center ever set up for Operation: Cigars For Warriors.

Operation: Cigars For Warriors is a non-profit organization operating across the nation that provides premium cigars and accessories to U.S. troops serving overseas. Since 2012, the organization has provided nearly one million cigars to men and women defending our nation across the globe. Operation: Cigars For Warriors has also sent coffee, lighters, cutters, and magazines in addition to cigars.

Smokers Haven in Lubbock is a donation center and has been since Operation: Cigars For Warriors began collecting cigars and according to a press release, John Curtis of Smokers Haven has been instrumental in the success of both Smokers Haven and Operation: Cigars For Warriors.

Storm Boen, Chairman and CEO of Operation: Cigars for Warriors said:
“There are many elements to consider in choosing a Donation Center of the Month, the pool from which we choose our annual “Center of the Year” award. From donations collected, to staff and proprietor support and from the planning and execution of events to the prominence of CFW in the store layout – Smoker’s Haven consistently excels in all these areas. In addition, John Curtis has been an invaluable resource, serving on our Advisory Committee since 2012, playing a significant role in our success as a charity.”

John Curtis, Proprietor, added: I'm extremely proud to be the First donation center for CFW and happy that we are able to provide one of the most requested items by our overseas troops. I have to give a huge thank you to our patriotic customers who are the biggest donors of the cigars we provide. Please continue to keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers as we enjoy the freedoms of one of the greatest countries in the world.

To donate cigars for Operation: Cigars For Warriors, stop by Smokers Haven at 5102 60th Street. For more information about Operation: Cigars For Warriors, visit their website.