Donate Items for a Chance to Win a Grill and Accessories

During the month of July, Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson will be hosting “Fill a 50.” The business will be collecting items to donate to Give2theTroops, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to deployed United States Troops. Bill Colwell Ford is asking Cedar Valley residents to help troops by bringing items listed below. The goal is to fill the bed of an F-150, or “Fill a 50.” For each item you bring in, your name will be entered in the chance to win a grill and accessories. The winner will be selected August 1, 2013.

Some items that are in high demand include: beef jerky, coffee, sunflower seeds, baby wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, batteries, DVD movies, and instant drink mixes. Most of all though the troops love letters and hearing from back home. A complete list of the items in need can be found at

Give2theTroops was founded by Andi Grant Edwards in December of 2002 when her husband, Brian, was sent on deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. To date Give2theTroops has supported approximately one million deployed U.S. troops with loving care packages and letters from all over the nation.

Follow Bill Colwell Ford on Facebook as special sales in local stores will be posted weekly so you can easily find those needed items at their most affordable rates.