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Wailea Marriot To Send Aloha to Soldiers Abroad

Resort is accepting donations for care packages until Feb. 16.

February 9, 2011
Maui Weekly
The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and The Shops at Wailea are supporting the nonprofit organization, Any Soldier, to collect donations that will be packaged and sent to servicemen and women stationed abroad.

The resorts will assemble 200 care packages on Monday, Feb. 21, to include the basic necessities donated by local residents as well as hotel associates.

“We are honored to support these soldiers through the Any Soldier project once again,” said Bill Countryman, general manager of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. “These men and women persevere through harsh conditions many of whom never receive mail or packages. This is simply our way of sharing aloha and supporting the selfless and brave men and women serving overseas.”

In its second campaign to organize the donation drive coordinated by Lahainaluna High School senior Chaney Countryman, the Wailea Marriott is partnering with to collect and assemble care packages to be sent to the soldiers in harm’s way. was founded in August 2003 by Marty and Sue Horn, whose son, Brian, served as a sergeant in the Army. This project has been successfully supporting the soldiers less fortunate to receive the necessities they need to sustain the rigorous life overseas.

The following donations will be accepted before Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa: towels (including face cloths), work gloves, socks, T-shirts, twin-size bed sheets, pillow cases, air fresheners, citronella candles, baby wipes, personal hygiene products, watches, mouse traps and other insect traps, stationary, envelopes, crossword puzzles, disposable cameras and small battery-operated flashlights

For more information on how to make a donation or to schedule your delivery, contact Kiyo Miller at 874-7972.

Any Soldier is also accepting monetary check donations, which can be mailed directly to: Any Soldier Inc., P.O. Box 715, Waldorf, MD 20604. Please note “Maui” on the check to credit this drive.



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