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AmericInn to send packages to troops

AmericInn is launching a new program to support troops in the run-up to Veterans Day. The AmericInn Troop Giveback program will send several large care packages to the troops with the help of individual properties and guests.

Each time a member of AmericInn's Easy Rewards loyalty program stays with the hotel chain in October, that guest contributes to the delivery of another care package. AmericInn developed the program with the help of an employee who served in Iraq for a year. His stories about the impact of receiving mail and care packages - from family and strangers alike - sparked the idea for the program.

"Our colleague told us how much the troops appreciated something as simple as a care package, and his stories really touched us," said Mike Strong, director of marketing at AmericInn.

The care packages include things like food and items for personal care, communication and recreation. Each large care package contains enough items for 20-24 troops. Learn more about the AmericInn Troop Giveback program at

AmericInn is a Minnesota-based hotel chain with 215 locations nationwide, including 72 properties in Minnesota. AmericInn in Bemidji is located at 1200 Paul Bunyan Drive S.W.