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Councilwoman Flood Announces “Doing Our Part From The Heart” Campaign Extended To April 14

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Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) announces the 2018 ‘Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign will be extended through April as a way to help the brave service men and women who are serving their country in some of the most dangerous spots in the world.

“I am very pleased with the response from the community with the collections that have been made so far,” says Flood who kicked off this year’s effort on February 14th. “We have been very fortunate that the weather has worked in our favor this year. We still would like to send as much as we can to make life a little easier for our troops.”

The Councilwoman says the extra time will allow for the community to collect more items to be sent off to those in the military. The new deadline is April 14th.

Joining Flood as sponsors of the 2018 campaign are the Okolona Business Association, the Okolona Fire Department, Republic Bank, Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling, PARC and Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service and Wesley Manor. The campaign runs through the end of March.

If you cannot donate items and wish to make cash contributions to help cover the cost of shipping, Republic Bank continues its partnership by setting up an account to accept all monetary donations to cover postage for the items going overseas. Every package cost $17.40 to send. Make sure to note on the check “From the Heart” account at these locations:

  • Outer Loop                         4808 Outer Loop, 40219
    Shepherdsville                  438 Hwy 44, Shepherdsville 40165
    Corporate                           601 W Market St, 40202
    Brownsboro Rd                 4921 Brownsboro Rd, 40222
    J-Town                                 3811 Ruckreigel Pkwy, 40299
    Dixie                                      5250 Dixie Hwy, 40216


Here is a list of items needed that can be dropped off at a “Doing Our Part” location:

  • Chewing Gum/Mints/Lifesavers/other candies that will not melt
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Foot Powder
  • Razors
  • Body Wash
  • Band-Aids
  • Q-Tips
  • Bug Repellant with DEET
  • Eye Drops
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Ones
  • Kool-aide or Gatorade individual packs
  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual snacks, chips, nuts, pretzels
  • Neosporin
  • Sun Block/After Sun lotion
  • Nasal Spray
  • Tylenol/Pain Relievers

Here are the drop-off locations for the 2018 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign:

  • Republic Bank  “From the Heart Account” at all Republic Banks
  • Okolona Fire Department  8501 Preston Highway, Louisville
  • Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
    • 8323 Preston Highway, Louisville
    • 11520 Shelbyville Road, Louisville
    • 1000 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville
  • Jackson-Hewitt  All Locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana
  • Wesley Manor   5012 East Manslick Road
  • City Hall  601 West Jefferson, Louisville

For more information about the 2018 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign, contact Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124.  You can visit the Councilwoman’s webpage at or go to “Doing our Part From the Heart” on Facebook.

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