Alderwoods Group, Inc.

Alderwoods Group, Inc.

October 26, 2005 13:15 ET

Alderwoods Group Launches Operation Sweaters for Veterans

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2005) -

Clothing drive campaign aims to collect thousands of sweaters for local war veterans

Alderwoods Group, Inc. is pleased to host Operation Sweaters for Veterans from November 1-10, 2005.

All participating locations in the state of Michigan listed below will offer their premises as a drop off point for new or gently used men and women's sweaters for our heroes in local V.A. Hospitals and Veterans Homes. Drop off boxes are open every weekday, anytime from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Participating locations are also pleased to offer a drive-thru feature in their parking lots throughout the morning on Saturday, November 5, 2005. Community members are encouraged to drive-thru, drop off their donation and pick up a complimentary coffee and donut, as a token of appreciation.

Nationwide, more than 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and twice as many veterans may experience homelessness during their lifetime. Over 800,000 veterans reside in the state of Michigan, many of them of limited means. In fact, according to the 2004 Veterans Affairs Challenge Report, over 3,000 veterans are chronically homeless in the state of Michigan. The goal of Operation Sweaters for Veterans is to provide warm clothing to those in need this coming winter.

Participating Locations:

Covell Funeral Home Covell Funeral Home
312 Pine Street, Elk Rapids 200 North Brownson Avenue, Kingsley

Covell Funeral Home Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home
232 East State Street, 30351 Deguindre Road,
Traverse City Madison Heights

Gorsline Runciman Ball-Dunn Chapel Gorsline Runciman East Chapel
621 South Jefferson, Mason 1730 East Grand River Avenue,
East Lansing

Gorsline Runciman DeWitt Chapel Gorsline Runciman Lansing Chapel
111 South Franklin Street, DeWitt 900 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing

Gorsline Runciman
Williamston Chapel Hill Funeral Home
205 East Middle Street, 11723 South Saginaw Street,
Williamston Grand Blanc

Resurrection Funeral Home Wren Funeral Home
40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township 1401 North Broadway at
Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings

James Straub, Alderwoods Group's Regional General Manager, is available to comment on the campaign. To schedule an interview, please contact Meline Beach, Manager, Media and Communications at 416.498.2808.

The Michigan funeral homes and cemeteries are members of Alderwoods Group, the second largest operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in North America based upon total revenue and number of locations. Alderwoods' people take great care to exemplify the Company's values of integrity, teamwork, communication, compassion and creativity. Through the shared values and actions of its people, Alderwoods is committed to delivering the highest standards of family care and to being a leader in the communities it serves. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Alderwoods Group, Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Manager, Media and Communications
    (416) 498-2808
    (416) 498-2449 (FAX)