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Metro Newsroom

2011 “Doing Our Part” ends another successful campaign

Thursday April 14, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Once again Metro Louisville and the surrounding community has answered the call to help the men and women who are serving the United States military. The first phase of the 2011 “Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign” has been reached and now volunteers are beginning to pack boxes of personal items to be shipped to troops in the field.

“I want to extend my thanks and deep appreciate for the people of Louisville and Kentucky who have once again helped me remind our service men and women that we care about them and are thinking of them,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “This just shows how much this community cares about those who are away from home.”

Flood kicked off the 2011 Doing Our Part Campaign on Valentines’

Day. Over the last four years, 1200 boxes of personal items such as hand sanitizer, eye drops, bug repellent, candy and more are collected and sent to troops serving in remote locations around the world.

Volunteers are in the process of packaging up the donations to be sent out.

“Even in these tight economic times, people opened up their hearts and remembered that it has been almost ten year now since the American military has been fighting for us in Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Flood. “I am so pleased with the monetary donations to handle the shipping costs.”

The Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank, Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling, Jackson- Hewitt Tax Service and Sternberg Automotive joined Flood and the Okolona Business and Professional Association as working partners and sponsors in the 2011 Campaign.

“We have been very fortunate not only for these donations but for the support of our sponsors who have made this dream come true,” says Flood

Madonna Flood (D) 24