City of Mesa News Article
T-Shirts For The Troops at Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom
By: Kevin Christopher
06/11/13 1:34 PM

June 11, 2013
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Steven Wright
Tel. 480-644-2069  
Mesa, AZ – More proof that The Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom is the state’s “coolest” festival to celebrate America’s freedom and independence is T-Shirts For The Troops.  You can show your support for our deployed U.S. military heroes at the festival Saturday, June 29 as Packages From Home, a non-profit organization dedicated to our U.S. service men and women overseas, will be on-site collecting three-packs of white T-shirts to send to our troops (sizes M to XL).
“During this time of American traditions and celebration, Packages From Home is excited to participate in the Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom. Our deployed heroes love getting Packages From Home in the mail and your generous donation of T-Shirts for the Troops will help us to make that happen," Packages From Home Founder Kathleen Lewis said.
A full list of items to donate can be found at
All guests at the festival will also get an opportunity to draw, color or write a letter to the troops! 
The Fourth Annual Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, classic cars, live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks and much more!  More than 50,000 are expected to attend this fun event for people of all ages.  For more information, visit  
The Fourth Annual Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom is presented by the Chicago Cubs, KOOL-FM, Downtown Mesa Association and Visit Mesa.  Other sponsors are Sertoma Club, American Traffic Solutions, Boeing, Arizona Republic, Highway Technologies, Able Engineering, Able Aerospace, Execute to Win, Republic Services, Cox Communications, Crescent Crown Distributing, Haydon, Century Graphics, Hunter Contracting, Mountain Vista Medical, City of Mesa, Mesa Water, Mesa Energy Resources and Mesa Recycles.
Packages From Home is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty theaters around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans. Packages From Home was founded in 2004 by Kathleen Lewis and has sent more than 130,000 packages to deployed military troops overseas since its inception. You can learn more about Packages From Home by calling 602-253-0284 or visiting  

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