White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery hosts “Little Bit of Home and Comfort” Care Package Drive

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery

in Troy will be hosting its Fifth Annual Care Package Drive to provide “a little bit of home and comfort” to overseas military troops.  White Chapel will be conducting a drive to collect new items for care packages that troops might ordinarily find in their homes back in Michigan.  White Chapel is working with the Michigan Military Moms who will package the items collected and send them to overseas military personnel from Michigan.
The care package drive will take place from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 through Monday, September 17, 2012 at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (west of I-75) in Troy in the Temple of Memories.  A list of suggested items to donate are listed at www.WhiteChapelCemetery.com.
Below is a list of donated items that the Michigan Military Moms can include in the care packages:

  • Beef jerky
  • Drink boxes
  • Coffee/hot chocolate
  • Hand/foot warmers
  • Duct tape
  • Q-tips
  • Power bars/Granola bars
  • Hand held games (for their down time)
  • White socks
  • Reminders of home – Michigan items
  • Hard candy 

“Our military troops are far from home working hard to preserve our freedom every day,” said David R. Krall, vice president and general counsel of White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery.  “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of people come through our gates to support our troops who are enduring harsh conditions. 
“White Chapel will collect all the donated items and the Michigan Military Moms will package them to ensure our overseas military troops receive a care package to remind them of home,” added Krall.  “In the past five years of hosting the care package drive, we’ve seen a wonderful outpouring of support and love for our troops through the generosity of the Metro Detroit community.  At White Chapel, we couldn’t be more proud of and thankful for the show of support for our brave heroes.”
Regarded as Michigan’s veterans’ cemetery, White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery is home to several veterans’ memorials, including the WWII Four Freedoms Memorial, inspired by President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms.  The Memorial is sculptured in imperishable marble in one of White Chapel’s most impressive memorials. 
For more information on the care package drive for troops, please contact (248) 362-7670 or visit www.WhiteChapelCemetery.com for a full list of suggested items to donate.