Saturday March 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
The 2011 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign is being extended until the end of March in an effort to collect more needed supplies to send to men and women overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We have found over the years, when the weather gets a little warmer various groups get out and collect more for us,” Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “So, we want to give those group a few more weeks to get out and help us.”
Flood officially kicked off the 2011 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign on Valentine’s Day this year. For the last four years, the campaign has been collecting donations of items such as hand sanitizer, eye drops, bug repellent, candy and more for troops.
The campaign’s goal is 400 boxes to be shipped overseas.
“I am always amazed at the caring nature of the people of our community,” says Flood. “For many people economic times are still tough but they donate and we have been fortunate that there will be enough money to cover shipping this year.”
More than 1,300 boxes of supplies have been sent to US troops over the last three years. The Okolona Business Association, the Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank, Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling and Jackson- Hewitt Tax Service are primary sponsors along with Flood for the 2011 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign.
For more information about the drive call Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124. Go to Doing our Part From the Heart on Facebook.
Here are the drop-off locations for the 2011 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign;
“From the Heart Account” at all Republic Banks
Okolona Fire Department
8501 Preston Highway, Louisville
Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
8323 Preston Highway, Louisville
11520 Shelbyville Road, Louisville
1000 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville
All Locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana
Allegra Print & Imaging
8307 Preston Highway, Louisville
76405 Preston Highway, Louisville
4420 Dixie Highway, Louisville
Ong’s Urgent Care
12937 Shelbyville Road, Louisville
4816 Outer Loop, Louisville
Sternburg Automotive Group
3700 Crittenden Drive
6507 Preston Highway, Louisville
11900 Standiford Plaza Dr.
601 West Jefferson, Louisville
(enter from Sixth Street)
Madonna Flood (D) 24