FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2009
Contact: Nick Smith
CAPITOL TO SEND 410 ‘LOVE BOX’ CARE PACKAGES
TO OVERSEAS TROOPS
“I want to thank the hundreds of Oregonians who have stepped forward to support our men and women serving overseas,” Rep. Cameron said. “I also want to offer special thanks to all of those who participated in our four-hour packing party at the Capitol galleria yesterday.”
In addition to many individuals supporting the effort, the Capitol’s “Operation Love Box” event was boosted by the contribution of items from Kraft, Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, the Oregon Dental Hygienist Association, the Neighborhood Stores Association, Nike and many others.
Groups participating in the packing event
“As our troops and veterans have told us, support from home is the greatest gift a soldier could ever receive,” Rep. Cameron said.
Postage donation checks and packing items are continuing to arrive after the event. These contributions will be re-directed to Operation Love Box for their ongoing packing parties. For more information on Operation Love Box, visit www.loveboxesforourtroops.com.