To the editor

More than seven tons of books, magazines, games, letters and other entertainment items are now on their way to support Operation Desert Shield, thanks to the donations of listeners to KSL Radio's "Operation Appreciation."

We appreciate the enthusiasm shown by so many people in collecting items. It was overwhelming to see more than 300 boxes of quality goods donated by our listeners, from students in elementary schools to retired men and women.

A special thanks to the staff of KSL Radio, Fred Meyer Stores, the employees of the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Postal Service and many other volunteers.

Through "Operation Acceleration," many soldiers serving in Operation Desert Shield will benefit from the generosity of Utahns.

Russ Wood

Vice president/general manager

KSL Radio