Beaver police officer in Iraq shares needs of American troops

October 24, 2003

Penn State Beaver police officer Justin Thomas is currently serving with the Military Police Unit in Baghdad. After corresponding with him, the Beaver campus Office of Police Services and the Campus Leadership Committee are cosponsoring project "Support Our Troops," which is designed to provide a variety of much-needed items for American troops serving in Iraq. Thomas' unit has been stationed there since last spring. He has told the campus that personal hygiene items of all kinds are needed for both women and men, including the basics like toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, soap, deodorant, shampoo, and shaving cream, to name a few. Stationery, pens, pencils, fairly recent magazines, any paperback books (both fiction and non-fiction), and other reading and correspondence materials are in great demand as well. Donation boxes are located in the Administration Building's faculty / staff lounge, the Admissions Office, the Police Services Office, and the Brodhead Bistro. Cash donations are welcome, as are checks made payable to Penn State Beaver and mailed to: Office of Business Services, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061. Please indicate that the gift is for "Support Our Troops." Gifts will be used to purchase items for the troops. For more information, contact Cindy Platz in business services at or (724) 773-3546.

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