Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tunes 4 the Troops, a non-profit venture to deliver new and used CDs and DVDs to troops stationed abroad, will partner with Tennessee Tech University and other volunteers for a “packing party” this Saturday in Cleveland, Tennessee. Tunes 4 the Troops’ founder Kaylee Marie Radzyminski is a TTU Army ROTC cadet and engineering student, who began her efforts at the age of 15. Radzyminski, a Cleveland, native, is networking with TTU’s Extended Programs and Regional Development and the Service Learning Center to gain support for her cause. The first supported effort will be a packing party to send more than 40,000 new and used CDs and DVDs along with MP3 players and iPods to war zones, including Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. The event will take place at Cleveland High School in East Tennessee on Saturday at 8 a.m. until all the boxes are shipped. More than 200 boxes are expected to be sent out by Radzyminski, Tennessee Tech students, faculty, alumni and others. The event is open to any one wanting to help. For more information about the organization, visit Tunes 4 the Troops is supported by TTU President Bob Bell; Susan Elkins, vice president for Extended Programs and Regional Development; TTU’s University Service Learning Center and Rotary District 6780.