2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign extended through April 18th

April 1, 2015

Louisville – The 2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign is being extended until April 18th in an effort to wrap up the collection of supplies to send to men and women serving overseas in the United States Military.

         “We have been hampered this year in our collection efforts because of the snows of February and March,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “We hope to get to our goal of 200 boxes this year and I want to thank everyone who has made a special effort to help us out.”

          Flood officially kicked off the 2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign on February 13th. For the last eight years, the campaign has been collecting donations of items such as hand sanitizer, eye drops, bug repellent, candy and more for troops.

          “With Spring Break week just ahead and hopefully some good weather, it is time to wrap things up and get all of our collections in so we can begin the process of packing the boxes and getting them ready to be shipped out,” says Flood. “I am happy to report we have the money to ship the boxes and I thank everyone who helped us in that regard.”

          Joining Flood as sponsors of the 2015 campaign are the Okolona Business Association, the Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank, Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling and Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service. The campaign runs through the end of March.

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

Chewing Gum/Mints/Lifesavers                          Deodorant

Lotion                                                                    Foot Powder

Razors                                                                    Body Wash

Bandaids Q-Tips

Bug Repellant with DEET                                    Eye Drops

Hand Sanitizer                                                      Wet Ones

Kool-aide or Gatorade individual packs              Peanut Butter

Individual snacks, chips, nuts, pretzels               Neosporin

Candy that will not melt

Sun Block                                                              After Sun lotion

Nasal Spray                                                           Tylenol/Pain Relievers

 

Here are the drop-off locations for the 2015 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign;

Republic Bank

“From the Heart Account” at all Republic Banks

Okolona Fire Department

8501 Preston Highway, Louisville

All Stations

Scheller's Fitness & Cycling

8323 Preston Highway, Louisville

11520 Shelbyville Road, Louisville

1000 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville

Jackson-Hewitt

Tax Preparers

All Locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana

BC Roosters

76405 Preston Highway, Louisville

4420 Dixie Highway, Louisville

Ong’s Urgent Care

12937 Shelbyville Road, Louisville

Kentucky Telco

4816 Outer Loop, Louisville

City Hall

601 West Jefferson, Louisville

(enter from Jefferson entrance)

For more information about the 2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign, contact Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124.  You can visit the Councilwoman’s webpage at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-24 or go to “Doing our Part From the Heart” on Facebook.

 

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