On July 1, Bank of America kicked off its annual collection drive for “We Care” package items for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. The collection drive will be at more than 50 banking center locations in Palm Beach County and will serve as the official drop off locations for “We Care” package items through Sept. 11.
“What a great way to show their support of our troops by bringing awareness to the public and the customers of Bank of America,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, executive director and founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. “This will certainly help get the word out of FSO’s mission that began 10 years ago by sending monthly ‘We Care’ packages to our troops serving overseas. We are very excited and grateful to have Bank of America continue their efforts in supporting our charity.”
Bank of America is also the “official” bank of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
“Bank of America recognizes and appreciates the significant sacrifices our military and their families make every day,” said Robin Frost, Bank of America senior vice president/consumer market manager for Palm Beach County.
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a South Florida-based, nationally recognized organization that has been sending monthly “We Care” packages to troops serving overseas since 2003, covering all world theaters and all branches of service. Many of the recipients are fighting on the frontline. FSO’s mission is to simply reach out to those who do not receive any support from the home front by “sending that little bit of home, to assure they are not forgotten.”
To date, FSO has benefited close to 250,000 military personnel.
For a list of Bank of America locations in Palm Beach County, visit www.bankofamerica.com. For more information on this collection drive campaign, visit any local Bank of America Center located in Palm Beach County.
For more information on Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, or for ways to help, visit www.forgottensoldiers.org or call (561) 369-2933.