Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Helping Our Heroes

From the River Hill listserv:

The River Hill Association is sponsoring a collection drive known as “Helping our Heroes” geared towards injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The Soldier & Family Assistance Agency (SFAC) is an organization within the hospital that focuses on the needs of the wounded soldier and their family who come to the bedside of their injured loved one. These servicemen and women arrive at the hospital with nothing but the clothes on their back and immediate items are needed for them to be comfortable during their rehabilitation. The SFAC’s goal is to provide these items to our heroes while helping facilitate their healing mission.However,they cannot do it alone.

We are asking our residents to help assist this agency by taking our heroes under our wings. The SFAC is looking for donations such as prepaid phone cards for calling friends and family, soft “cushie” pillows to relieve stress in bed, small electronic games, portable CD players, CD’s of any style music, battery powered shavers, skid bottom slipper socks, drawstring pajamas (all sizes, men’s and women’s), tear away pants and long sleeve tees shirts. All items must be new and can be dropped off to Claret Hall during the month of November

Please take the time in this month of giving to donate to those men and women in need who have made the sacrifice to fight for our freedom.

For more information about the drive contact Mary Harris at rhevents@columbiavillages.org or 410-531-1749.

1 comment:

K said...

There are a lot of organizations and individuals who have decided to send prepaid phone cards to military men. I think this is the best idea ever. To give them a cheap and easy way to be able to talk to their families around the holidays is a great gift.