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

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

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

Terrance G. Finley, Chief Executive Officer and President of Books-A-Million, Inc. says, "With the overwhelming response and generosity from our customers, that goal was quickly surpassed and now, through Soldiers' Angels, we're able to donate nearly 19,000 bags of coffee 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 and Afghanistan. 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, who learned that some soldiers in her sons' deployed units did not receive any mail or support from home.  Ms. Bader quickly contacted friends and extended family and within a few months, Soldiers' Angels went from a mother sending a few packages and letters to an online community with thousands of Angels worldwide.  Soldiers' Angels currently supports tens of thousands of American military personnel around the world and here at home. During the holidays, Soldiers' Angels sends out more than 30,000 care packages to troops across the world.

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