PODS® Phoenix to support military members during 21 “Packages From Home for the Troops” drives

Moving and storage company to provide logistics, collect community care package donations for troops overseas

Online PR News – 12-April-2013 – PHOENIX, Ariz. – (PHOENIX) – To show generosity for our service members, PODS® Phoenix, a moving and storage company, has geared up with Packages From Home and CBS Radio Phoenix, including the new KMLE Country @ 107.9, 101.5 and 94.5 KOOL FM to help collect donated care package items during 21 “Packages From Home for the Troops” drives at Valley area Dunkin’ Donuts locations from April 17 – May 31.

During the 21 events, the public is encouraged to pack the safe and secure PODS® container with donated care package items to help support the military servicemen and women overseas. To view the Dunkin’ Donuts locations and collection times, visit: www.KMLE1079.com. Those who donate an item will receive a free medium-sized coffee. A PODS® container will also be positioned to collect care package items during the Country Thunder Music Festival in Florence, AZ. from Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14.

The following necessities are needed: foot/body powder, toothpaste, travel size mouth wash, eye drops, body lotion or hand cream, men's deodorant, boxers size M - XL, t-shirts size M - XL, drink mix singles, jelly (16 ounce plastic squeezable), Rice Krispies® treats, peanut butter (15 ounce), Chef Boyardee® (14-16 ounce size), single or hotel size coffee packs, instant oatmeal and Pop-Tarts®.

The services PODS Phoenix is providing will help save Packages from Home thousands of dollars in moving and storage services.

“We are honored to do our part to give back to these great servicemen and women by providing our moving and storage logistics to help collect donations,” said Hector Reyes, general manager of PODS Phoenix. “With the help from our community, our troops overseas will know they are not forgotten with care packages.”

In 2012, Packages from Home sent about 20,000 pounds in bulk shipments and approximately 7,400 individual boxes to soldiers. As a result, over 45,000 soldiers’ lives were touched. Since March 2005, the nonprofit has sent more than 130,000 care packages and hundreds of thousands of pounds overseas.

“We still have many servicemen and women who are deployed and they need to know we still support them. They sacrifice a lot to make sure our country is safe and we want to ensure that they are well taken care of,” said Kathleen Lewis, founder of Packages From Home. “We thank PODS Phoenix for donating their services and their support of our troops.”

PODS Phoenix is proud to partner with CBS Radio Phoenix and Dunkin’ Donuts for the Packages From Home for the Troops drives.

About PODS Phoenix
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

About Packages from Home
Our primary purpose is to provide food, personal care and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them. Since March 2005, we have averaged 1,000 individual packages a month being shipped to our heroes plus hundreds of thousands of pounds in bulk shipments.

In 2012, Packages from Home began to fill "Packages for Hope" for our veterans in need. We expanded our mission based on the needs of our veterans and are now supplying tangible necessities and hygiene items to veterans who are homeless or in jeopardy of becoming homeless.