DEEP RIVER, CT--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - The Connecticut Cookie Brigade (CCB), which sends cookies to U.S. military personnel at home and abroad monthly, has launched a website in support of its efforts. The site presents the CCB's mission, details the ways in which people can volunteer or provide monetary support, and contains letters and photos from military personnel and their loved ones.

"I have two sons in the military," said Debra Schaefer, founder of the CCB, "one of whom is in Afghanistan. In my fear and helplessness, I had a choice: do nothing -- or make a difference in a very big, very scary world. The CCB has taught us there are lots of families like ours in our community. And communities grow every time you do a kind deed, every time you extend your hand to another, every time you need help and have the courage to ask for it."

The CCB site was created -- and will be hosted and maintained -- by O'Brien Communications Group (OCG). According to OCG, it's a labor of love and a gesture of gratitude and respect.

"What Debbie Schaefer has endured is heartbreaking," said Mark O'Brien, OCG's principal. "What she's accomplished with the CCB is heartwarming and inspirational. Donating a website is the least we can do for the courageous troops who sacrifice daily for our freedom to make a living -- and for the generous spirits of Debbie and all of her volunteers and supporters."

About the Connecticut Cookie Brigade

The CCB is a growing group of volunteers dedicated to the proposition that soldiers presently serving, those who are recovering, and military veterans need never be without reminders of home and the people who love them and respect the job they do. The CCB is changing the world one soldier, one caring volunteer, one cookie at a time. If you'd like to join the growing CCB community, please visit

About O'Brien Communications Group

O'Brien Communications Group, LLC, is a business-to-business brand-management and marketing communication firm. OCG offers strategic consultation and planning services. OCG creates, packages, distributes, and measures the effectiveness of brands, messages, and marketing communication programs. OCG stands behind its work. For more information on OCG and its subsidiary companies, please visit,, and

Contact Information: Media contacts: Debra Schaefer 860-526-2789 Mark O'Brien 860-944-9022