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Councilwoman Flood kicks off 2008 “Doing Our Part, From the Heart!”

Thursday February 14, 2008

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

When the campaign was over in 2007, 240 boxes of basic necessities were on the way to soldiers who were serving the United States in Iraq.

“There are no words to express the generosity Okolona and Metro Louisville showed when we finished last year’s Doing Our Part, from the Heart Campaign,” said Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. “We have not forgotten our folks in the military.”

Flood and the Mohawk District of the Boy Scouts of America, the Okolona Business Association, the Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank and Interlink Counseling Service Inc have kicked off the 2008 Doing Our Part campaign in hopes of exceeding last year’s efforts.

The campaign begins on Valentine’s Day February 14th and ends March 31st. Like last year, Boy Scout troops along with Interlink will man drop off points through out the Okolona area.

Republic Bank will continue its partnership with the effort by setting 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 “From the Heart” account.

“We know from last year after hearing back from some soldiers that simple things like sun screen, toothpaste and deodorant are appreciated,” says Flood. “These are the small comforts that can make life easier for them as they serve our country.”

In 2006, 46 boxes of items were collected by the Boy Scouts of the Mohawk District, which covers Okolona and all of Bullitt County. Last year, donations came in from not only the Metro Louisville area but the Commonwealth of Kentucky

“Everybody got into the act,” said Flood.

Other sponsors of the drive are Mortgage World, Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling, Jefferson Mall Customer Service Center, Lamkin Wealth Management, Allegra Print & Imaging, Citizens Union Bank, BC Roosters and Ong’s Urgent Care.

“On Valentine’s Day, we’ll show these brave men and women serving in Iraq, we care for them,” says Flood. “Help us spread the love.”

Here is a list of items needed that can be dropped off at a “Doing Our Part” location:

  • Chewing Gum/Mints
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Bug Repellant with DEET
  • Eye Drops
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Ones
  • 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

Here are the drop-off locations for the 2008 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign;

Republic Bank 4655 Outer Loop, Louisville
“From the Heart Account” at all Republic Banks

Okolona Fire Department
8501 Preston Highway, Louisville

Interlink Counseling Services
8311 Preston Highway, Louisville

Mortgage World
8600 Preston Highway, Suite 100, Louisville

Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
8323 Preston Highway, Louisville
11520 Shelbyville Road, Louisville
1000 Veterens Parkway, Clarksville

Jefferson Mall Customer Service Center
4801 Outer Loop, Louisville

Lamkin Wealth Management
4310 Outer Loop, Louisville

Allegra Print & Imaging
8307 Preston Highway, Louisville

Citizens Union Bank
Indian Trail Branch
5703 Preston Highway, Louisville

BC Roosters
76405 Preston Highway, Louisville

Ong’s Urgent Care
12937 Shelbyville Road, Louisville

City Hall
601 West Jefferson, Louisville
(enter from Jefferson entrance)

For more information about the drive call Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124 or email fromtheheart@hotmail.com

Sponsor:
Madonna Flood (D) 24