Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) Organizes Donation Drive for Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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POAM asks everyone in Southeast Michigan to help gather essential items for recovering soldiers

The Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) announces today a donation drive to benefit soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. This year POAM is hoping to outdo previous donation drives in recent years when they were able to deliver a wide array of products to recovering soldiers. The donation drive will run from April 1st through May 1st, 2011. All donated items will be delivered to Water Reed during National Police Week in Washington D.C. the week of May 15th.

“Visiting Walter Reed last year was a sobering wake up call. This year we want to far surpass what we were able to offer last year. We’re counting on the generosity of everyone in Southeast Michigan to help us give some basic necessities and small luxuries to the brave men and women who defend our country,” stated POAM President James Tignanelli.

Items that can be donated include the following:
●    DVDs and DVD players
●    MP3 Players (iPods, Touch and Shuffle)
●    Nintendo / PSP Portable Game players and games
●    Books; hardcover and paperback
●    Gift Cards (Amazon, iTunes, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart)
●    *T-Shirts L, XL, XXL
●    *Sweat Outfits L, XL, XXL
●    *Boxer Shorts L, XL, XXL
●    *Baseball Hats
●    *Workout gloves
●    *Headphones
●    *Wireless Shavers
●    *Small toys (for soldiers' children visiting them in the hospital)
*Please, only new packaged items only.

Individual donations can be sent directly to POAM at the following address. POAM also encourages churches, schools, businesses and local municipalities to arrange mini donation drives in an effort to bolster the total collective volume of items POAM can deliver to Walter Reed.

All donations can be sent to:
Walter Reed Donation Drive
℅ POAM
27056 Joy Rd
Redford, MI 48239

To download the donation packet and for more information, please visit http://www.poam.net/donate or call (313) 937-9000.

About POAM - http://www.poam.net
The Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) is a full service labor organization formed to provide every labor related service from negotiations, grievance processing, legal and legislative representation to Act 312 arbitrations.

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