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News Release

Monday, May 12, 2008

Media Relations

Supporting Our Troops, One Care Package at a Time

WHAT: Care package collection for our Military troops

WHEN: Now through June 28, 2008

WHERE: LAPD Valley Bureau Community Police Stations
-Red Bins have been placed in the lobbies for collections

WHY: For the Troops is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. (Federal Tax Identification #20-8099782). Care packages are sent to our front line troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In order to send items to our troops, please see the Troops Wish List below and take your items to your local Community Police Station where a Red Bin has been placed in the lobby for collections. Items will be collected until June 28, 2008 at which time the care packages will be prepared and mailed. For further information please visit www.ForTheTroops.us.

Wish List:
Gum White Athletic Socks
Candy Baby Wipes
Nuts Travel Size board games
Potato Chips (in cylinder cans) Computer USB Flash Drive
Trailmix -Memory Sticks
Pop Tarts Q-Tips
Canned Tuna Fish Pipe Cleaners
Crystal Light powder AA and AAA Batteries
Pre-sweetened Powdered Gatorade Letters of Appreciation
Granola and Power Bars Movies-DVD’s
Beef Jerky (No Pork, Please!) Music –CD’s
Crosswords, Word Search, Suduko Small Handheld Games

Non Prescription Medications (aspirin, Advil, eye drops, foot powder, sunblock, anti-itch cream, chapstick, and cold/allergy medications.)