Sanderson Lincoln, Local Businesses Team Up with Sonoran News to Benefit Packages From Home
07/03/2013

Sonoran News is seeking donations to send to troops serving the country. Sanderson Lincoln and other local North Valley community businesses will act as donation locations.

Online PR News – 03-July-2013 – Phoenix, AZ – For the second year, local North Valley newspaper, Sonoran News, has published a Patriot Pride Supplement to commemorate American independence and to honor the country’s troops—active and veteran—and their families, recognizing them as the country’s true heroes. Readers of Patriotic Pride will find a list of recruiting locations for all branches of the military, as well as information about organizations serving the nation’s heroes.

This July, as part of Patriotic Pride, Sonoran News will be hosting a Packages From Home community service project. The goal is to provide troops with “packages from home” containing necessary and nonperishable food items. Local businesses, including Sanderson Lincoln, Sanderson Ford, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Scottsdale Fire Department, Parkway Bank, Wilhelm Automotive, and Airpark Collision Center, will be accepting food donations at their locations.

In addition, Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln have provided the donation boxes and fliers, and the Phoenix area dealerships will also be in charge of picking up and delivering all food collected during the month-long effort.

If you know someone currently serving in the Middle East, simply visit http://packagesfromhome.org, click on “Request a Package,” and fill out the form. The organization will gladly deliver a package to your loved one overseas.

Following are items that are needed for the food drive:

Campbell soup (10 ¾ oz.)
Canned fruit (12 oz. to 16 oz.)
Chef Boyardee or equivalent (15 oz.)
Drink Mix Singles (Wylers, Crystal Lite, Hawaiian Punch, coffee)
Individual packs of creamer, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo
Jelly, squeezable, in plastic containers (20.5 oz.)
Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
Tabasco sauce (2 oz. size)
Trail Mix, Corn Nuts, Sunflower seeds, etc. (2-4 oz.)
Tuna (5-7 oz.)

Donation locations are listed below:

Airpark Collision Center – 7333 E. Butherus Dr., Ste. A-200
Parkway Bank – 6300 E. Cave Creek Road
Rural/Metro Fire Stations:
Cave Creek (37622 N. Cave Creek Rd.)
Carefree (37401 N. Tom Darlington Dr.)
Scottsdale (16309 E. Rio Verde Dr.)
Scottsdale Desert Mountain Fire Station – 9320 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Sanderson Ford – 6400 N. 51 Ave.
Sanderson Lincoln – 2121 W. Bell Rd.
Wilhelm Automotive – 29233 N. Cave Creek Road

For more information, please contact Shari Jo Sorchych of Sonoran News at news@sonorannews.com.

About Sanderson Lincoln
Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road is a 2013 Ford President’s Award winner for excellence in customer service, located in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to new Lincolns and used cars, this Phoenix dealer also provides a large service department, Lincoln parts, and auto financing assistance. Sanderson Lincoln takes driver satisfaction to heart with each and every customer. Visit Sanderson Lincoln online at http://sandersonlincoln.com.

About Packages From Home
Packages From Home is a 501(3)c. Their primary purpose is to provide food, personal care, and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them. They collect donated items from generous patriotic American citizens. Their staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations and mail them to U.S. servicemen and women overseas. Monetary donations go toward mailing costs and/or purchasing special items to send. Visit www.PackagesFromHome.org.

About Sonoran News
Sonoran News is a free local newspaper with a conservative voice. Informational articles about issues facing members of the business community make Sonoran News a vital business champion in the North Valley. Sonoran News is a good neighbor with a good conscience and a strong community service voice. Visit www.SonoranNews.com.