Walgreens Hosts FEED THE NEED Drive | Community Spirit
Released by: Meals on Wheels Ministry
TYLER, TX. - Walgreens will host a donation drive on behalf of MOWM from June 4th to June 30th.Collection boxes will be installed by Walgreens Pharmacists and MOWM representatives on Monday June 4th, 2012 in seven Walgreens stores.
Four of those stores will be in Tyler, Texas: located at Rieck Road and Broadway; 5th and Broadway; at Hwy 64 and Loop 323; and at Troup Highway and Loop 323. The other three stores will be located in 1007 E. Tyler St. Athens, 701 US Highway 259 N. Kilgore, and 2126 US Hwy 79 S. Henderson. Collection boxes will be labeled and located at the stores’ front checkout and in the Pharmacy.
Walgreens District Manager, Januari Lewis states, “I see that Meals on Wheels does so much for its homebound seniors and I knew Walgreens could contribute as well.” As a result for the month of June, Pharmacist Jing Yuan and Januari Lewis have coordinated to sponsor Meals on Wheels Ministry, “It only takes $1,500 to feed one homebound senior for one year, we encourage everybody to donate,” stated Jing Yuan. “We all hope to raise awareness through this donation drive and motivate other customers and community members to donate as well,” Bret Mcanally Walgreens Store Manager and coordinator for the campaign also commented.
If you would like to help our homebound seniors living in hunger we encourage you to visit any of the participating Walgreens stores and make a donation. Every single cent and dollar counts in saving a senior’s life.
For more information please visit www.mealsonwheelseasttexas.org or call 1-800-451-2912.
*Meals on Wheels Ministry is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to feeding homebound seniors and disabled citizens and to enable senior citizens and disabled persons to remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible.
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