They are a non-funded entity within the DOD, and rely on the generous donations of fellow Americans and others, both substantive and monetary, to provide the items.
They truly appreciate each and every person willing to share "hugs from home" and words of encouragement with those who have given so much for the cause of freedom in our world.
LRMC patients are a bit different than at Walter Reed Army Hospital (D.C.) or the Brooke Army Hospital (San Antonio). LRMC patients come directly from the "battle field" with no belongings, and are temporary -- ASAP they are sent to the Army hospitals in the USA. That is why we don't have individual names. They come and go frequently.
In addition to our Christmas Stocking project, here is their year-long request, mostly for monetary donations.
Dear Potential Donor:
James R. Griffith
- Polo shirts L-XL-M-S (in that order)
- Men's ankle socks and crew socks
- Boxers and Boxer briefs (colors) Med & Large
- Hand-held electronic games
- Phone cards 60-120 minutes (Domestic companies, ex. AT&T)
- Ladies and Men's travel size deodorant
- Nail clippers
- CD's (no violent lyrics)
Here is a weblink that was recently sent to me. It plays "America the Beautiful" while showing beautiful scenes from every State in the USA. Only at the end did I find it can also be a fund raiser for the "Wounded Warrior Ministry"! http://oldbluewebdesigns.com/mybeautifulamerica.htm
You can purchase the CD. It would make a great Christmas present for family, friends, AND of course, our troops! The sales raise money for the Wounded Warriors fund. Check it out!
Treat yourself while you work or surf the net --- play the music and pass it along!