Friday, December 01, 2006

Personal products needed for wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed

Personal products needed for wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed

Stars and Stripes

Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are seeking donations for wounded troops who are forced to leave behind personal belongings when medically evacuated from war zones.

Many of the troops “arrive with nothing,” said officials from the hospital’s Family Assistance Center. Because of the speed with which the most serious wounded are evacuated from Iraq or Afghanistan, their belongings are often left behind and don’t catch up.

So the center is looking for everything from shoes, gloves and winter jackets to postage stamps, prepaid phone cards and razors.

The Family Assistance Center requests that no cash or used items be donated. Among some of the more specialized needs are weightlifting gloves (for use by wheelchair patients); trousers with snaps or zips along the legs; umbrellas; and prepaid gas or grocery cards.

The center also helps patients file claims for personal belongings that were left behind during a medical evacuation. Loss or damage to items can be reimbursed through the system.

Donations can be sent to:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Medical Family Assistance Center
Bldg. 2, 3rd Floor, Room 3E01
6900 Georgia Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 2001

More information on the donation programs and the medical center can be found at: http://wramc.army.mil/Soldiers/MedFac1/index2.htm

4 comments:

Pixie said...

I'm on it. Corporate newsletter goes out this weekend, deadline is when I say it is.

Thank you Cristin.

devildog6771 said...

They have the same problrem at the hospital in Germany.

swampwitch said...

Consider it done...I've made my list and taken down the USPS address and the web-site address. Thank You for this info and for also adding Ariana to your list.
Merry Chriskwanaahukkah...or whatever wish you left at my place...just backatcha...

Pixie said...

I think we all need to be aware of ALL the medical facilities. I did a google search and there are soooo many. Devildog, Cristin, do either of you have access to a list of all the long-term recovery medical facilities?

I would appreciate it if you do. Please forward to my email addy.

Thank you.
God bless.