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Metro Newsroom

Doing Our Part: Progress Report, week 1

Wednesday February 21, 2007

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

One week into the campaign, the Mohawk District of the Boy Scouts of America are half way to their goal of helping service men and women in Iraq.

“I am very pleased with the response we have received from the public,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. “This effort shows we care.”

The Scouts kicked off “Doing Our Part from the Heart” one week ago. Their goal is to collect 96 boxes of those items most take for granted; razors, wet wipes, candy, and so on. The drive is on until March 15th.

“One boy scout troop has collected 32 boxes,” says Flood. “We have had 10 cases of toothpaste, a case of Wet Wipes and a case of band-aids donated.”

Ong’s Urgent Treatment Center at 12937 Shelbyville Road has been an added as a drop off point for many in the east end who would like to donate.

“The biggest challenge we have right now is paying for postage of these boxes to Iraq,” says Flood. “We have raised $300 in our account with Republic Bank and that will mail about 30 boxes.”

Republic Bank has set up an account to accept all monetary donations to cover postage for the items going to Iraq. Donations can also be mailed to 4808 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky 40219. Make sure to note on the check “For the Heart” account.

Madonna Flood (D) 24

Here is a recap of items needed and where to drop them off.

Suggested Items for mailing:

  • Letters & Cards
  • Chewing Gum/Mints
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Lotion
  • Bug Repellant with DEET
  • Eye Drops
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dog Collars to repel the Sand Fleas
  • Kool-aide or Gatorade individual packs
  • Candy that will not melt
  • Individual snacks that will not melt
  • Peanut Butter
  • Neosporin
  • Sun Block
  • After Sun Lotion
  • Nasal Spray
  • Tylenol/Pain relievers

Drop-off Locations:

  • All Okolona Fire Houses
  • Interlink Counseling Services, Inc.
  • 8311 Preston Highway
  • Jefferson Mall Customer Service Center
  • 4801 B 302 Outer Loop
  • Lamkin Wealth Management
  • 4310 Outer Loop
  • Mortgage World
  • 8600 Preston Highway, Suite 100
  • Republic Bank
  • 4808 Outer Loop
  • Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
  • 8323 Preston Highway
  • Ong’s Urgent Treatment Center
  • 12937 Shelbyville Road