Thursday, May 28, 2009

Worthy Cause, Help our Soldiers!

This is one of those "hidden needs" that often go overlooked in the larger picture of war. Most Soldiers do not wake in a war zone thinking, "Today is the day that I'm going to be wounded." The reality is that more than 4,924 Americans have died in the wars, but that is only part of the story. Reports vary, but estimates say more than 31,000 American service members have been wounded since 9/11. These brave men and women need us as much as we need them. Please click below and find out how you can help give our Wounded Warriors comfort and dignity in their time of need.

From the website:

When soldiers are injured or sick they are taken to field hospitals in Iraq and are given the best medical care. Quite often their clothes are cut off, burned or soiled and they are disposed of leaving the soldiers in a hospital gown or briefs and just a blanket. These soldiers are sometimes flown to a hospital in Germany wearing only underwear and wrapped in a blanket.

Others are transported in just hospital gowns. Likewise in Germany they do not have much in the way of clothing while in the hospital. The Department of Defense has a great program in place to provide soldiers with clothing once they are released from the hospital in Germany. During their stay in the hospital system they lack the creature comforts we feel they deserve.

We are collecting NEW AND UNUSED underwear, t-shirts, socks, slippers, sweat pants and pajamas to be issued at the hospitals to the injured soldiers. This is a problem we can solve very quickly. Please join us in supporting our wounded and sick soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen by starting a collection box. The soldiers receive excellent medical care and their basic needs are met. Let us come together and help them with comfort.

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