FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4711
                Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

 

Westfield American Legion Post Accepting “Support Our Troops” Donations

WESTFIELD—The "Support Our Troops Committee" of the American Legion Martin Wallberg Post # 3 is accepting donations and items for care packages to be shipped to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the continued deployment of more military personnel overseas, care package supplies are low and urgently need to be replenished.

“It is important to continue to support our brave servicemen and women in their missions around the world,” said Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Alex Mirabella, liaison to the county’s Veterans Affairs Committee. “I urge everyone to do whatever they can to help the American Legion and show our troops we care and are thinking about them.”

Requested personal care items include eye drops, foot powder and baby wipes.
Food items, such as Nutter-Butter bars, Granola bars, Pop Tarts, small juice cans, powdered Gatorade and instant coffee, are also welcome. Other acceptable items include music CD's, playing cards, small American flags and pre-paid international phone cards. A complete list of acceptable items can be found online at www.operationshoebox.com.

The monetary donations will be used to purchase additional requested items. All donations are tax deductible.

Care package items may be dropped off at American Legion Post # 3, located at 1003 North Avenue West in Westfield from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Items may also be left at ReMax Properties Unlimited located at 200 North Avenue East in Westfield during the same hours.

Please mail monetary donations to: "Support Our Troops", American Legion Post #3, 1003 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090.

Please feel free to write an inspirational message or include a card with your donations. Every effort will be made to send donations directly to troops and military units from New Jersey.

For more information, please contact "Support Our Troops Committee" Chairman Pete Hogaboom at 908-518-5448 or Richard Thompson of the Union County Office of Veterans' Affairs at
908-659-7407.