Books-A-Million, Inc. donates coffee to troops overseas

As part of the "Coffee for Troops" program coordinated through Soldiers' Angels, Books-A-Million,Inc. has donated more than 20,000 bags ofJoe Muggs coffee to troops serving overseas.{}{}

BAM!'sCoffee for the Troops program began six weeks ago.{} The goal was to send 9,800 bags of coffee overseas.

Terrance G. Finley, ChiefExecutive Officer and President of Books-A-Million, Inc. says, "With the overwhelmingresponse and generosity from our customers, that goal was quickly surpassed andnow, through Soldiers' Angels, we're able to donate nearly 19,000 bags ofcoffee to deployed troops."

BAM! customers bought bags of coffee and wrote messages to soldiers on the bags,then the coffee was shipped to deployed troops in areas such as Kuwait andAfghanistan. An additional donation of 1 bag for every 5 donated was made,bringing the total donation to 22,800 bags of Joe Muggs coffee.

Soldiers'Angels was started by the mother of two soldiers, Patti Patton-Bader, wholearned that some soldiers in her sons' deployed units did not receive any mailor support from home.{} Ms. Bader quickly contacted friends and extendedfamily and within a few months, Soldiers' Angels went from a mother sending afew packages and letters to an online community with thousands of Angelsworldwide.{} Soldiers' Angels currently supports tens of thousands ofAmerican military personnel around the world and here at home. During theholidays, Soldiers' Angels sends out more than 30,000 care packages to troopsacross the world.