Media Advisory

WUSTL military care package group to surpass 5 tons mailed to overseas troops

WHAT: Today, the Washington University military care package group will surpass 5 tons of total donated goods mailed to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan since the group formed in March 2004. Boxes containing the fifth ton will be packed at WUSTL today by group members and members of local ROTC programs.

WHO: The WUSTL military care package group — which collects donated home-baked good, snacks, batteries, toiletries, phone cards and other items to send in care packages to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan — is made up of university staff, faculty, students and administrators and friends of WUSTL who volunteer time and money to send care packages to soldiers overseas.

WHERE: North Campus lunchroom, Washington University’s North Campus, 700 Rosedale Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63112

WHEN: 1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

CONTACT: Jessica Daues, 314-935-5293 (office), 314-496-2066 (cell), or