Monday May 17, 2010
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Once again, the men and women who serve our country will find the people in Metro Louisville are thinking about them as another successful “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign comes to a close.
“With the Memorial Day holiday coming up, it is important that we not only remember those who have bravely served out country but those who are away from their families and loved ones because they wear the uniform of this great nation,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “This year, you can say thank you by donating to our drive to help us say thank you to our soldiers. We have not forgotten you.”
The 2010 Doing Our Part Campaign kicked off in February. The idea for the campaign came about when the Councilwoman’s son Brandon, sent a letter home talking about the needs of soldiers in the field in 2006 while he was serving in Iraq.
“Every year, I am thankful and appreciative of the people in our community who help those in foreign lands as the United States military,” says Flood. “Even in these tight economic times many people and organizations still come through for us.”
Already more than 200 boxes of personal items have been sent to outposts in Afghanistan and Iraq and other remote areas of the globe where it is difficult to find a PX or store to handle simple personal needs.
“We received donations to fill a total of 400 boxes,” says Flood. “Where we have fallen short is raising the money necessary to send those additional boxes. As the money comes in we will send more.”
Republic Bank will continue to receive donations to pay for the additional postage. Donations can be deposited at any Republic Bank. Make sure to note on the check “From the Heart” account.
The Councilwoman has also extended a genuine thanks to the sponsors who helped in this year’s campaign; the Okolona Business Association, the Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank, Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling and Jackson- Hewitt Tax Service. Additional sponsors include Allegra Print & Imaging, BC Roosters, Curves, Kentucky Telco, Sternberg Automotive Group, and Ong’s Urgent Care.
In the last four years, more than 1200 boxes of personal items have been sent over seas to members of the US Military and their families.
Madonna Flood (D) 24