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Friday, June 13, 2008

Local UPS Store Sponsoring Troop Package Drive


The new UPS Store that recently opened at 4415-C Constitution Lane in Marianna, FL is sponsoring an effort to ship care packages to our troops in Iraq. The public is invited to drop off donated items at the store Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm or Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon.
The most requested items are snack foods packaged in small individual containers such as granola bars, cookies, crackers and chips. Other requested items are books, bibles, white ankle socks, phone cards, AAA and C batteries, Gallon size ziplock bags, room deodorizers, puzzle books, dice, games, music CD’s, baseballs and gloves. Items needed for personal hygiene include toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash, chapstick, baby powder and foot powder. Sunscreen is another item in high demand.
The UPS Store hopes to send most of the donated items to local area men and women serving in Iraq. If you have a friend or family member there, call the store at 850-526-4877 and provide their name and address. They will be placed on a list to receive a package from home. Your local UPS Store will bear the cost of shipping the packages as a way of showing our troops that we support them.
Store owners, Roger & Judy Williams, and Store Manager, Michelle Maloni encourage the public to bring their donations to the store for the next few months. They would like to be able to send packages over the next few months.

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