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Citadel News Service
15 Nov 2006

Operation Helping Heroes begins Wednesday

Live 5 News reporter Erin Colgan, along with Cadet Maj. Ryan Kilgo, regimentalpublic affairs officer, and Cadet Maj. Thomas Pressley, regimental athletic officer, will transport supplies to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., this week. Coverage of the supply drive and the trip will air Nov. 15, 16 and the week of Nov. 20.

WHAT: “Operation: Helping Heroes”
A clothing and supply drive to benefit wounded American troops in honor of Veterans Day

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16
Noon until 6:30 p.m.

*Personal messages to the troops will be taped from 4 until 6:30 p.m. on both days. The tapes will be delivered along with the supplies.

WHERE: Wednesday, Nov. 15
The Citadel
Summerall Field in front of Bond Hall.
(843)-953-6779

*Public should enter through the Moultrie Street gate and look for the tent. A special drive-up lane will be available for drop offs.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Live 5 News studios
2126 Charlie Hall Blvd.
(843) 577-NEWS

WHY: To provide much needed clothing and supplies to our troops during this holiday season. All Lowcountry residents are encouraged to donate.

Clothing and toiletries are acceptable. Items specifically requested include:

  • Zip front hoodies 
  • Winter jackets
  • Sweats
  • Breakaway pants
  • Boxers
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • International phone cards
  • Post It notes
  • Shower gel 
  • Deodorant 
  • DVD's
  • Music CDs

*All clothing must be new. Sizes L and XL and dark colors are best.

For more information, please visit Live5News.com, www.citadel.edu, or call the Operation Helping Heroes hotline at (843) 402-5757.

Achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders
Media Contact:
Kim Keelor-Parker
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(843) 953-2155