From Cow Pastures to Kosovo
If you're on Facebook you may have seen a post linking to Soldiers' Angels Germany
requesting assistance with items they are in great need of for the Wounded who pass through Landstuhl on their way from the battlefields to hospitals generally in the US.
"You may not be hearing about it on the news, but the fighting in Afghanistan has been very heavy, with many wounded moving through the military medical system. Our wounded heroes, their families, and the doctors and nurses who care for them desperately need our love and support. Please consider how you can help.
MaryAnn, head of Soldiers' Angels Germany, writes about the need:
All summer we have been experiencing a very large number of incoming medevacs, particularly from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the past several weeks have been even worse. We are in urgent need of the following items. Please help if you can. Please also pray for our patients and staff during this very difficult time. Thank you."
* Sweatpants and Zippered Hoodie Sweatjackets (M, L, XL - Gray, Black, Dark Blue)
* Blankets of Hope
* Lounge/sleep pants/pj bottoms (M, L, XL)
2nd Most Needed
* Undershirts and plain T-shirts (M, L, XL)
* Shorts, baggy basketball-type (M, L, XL)
3rd Most Needed
* Men's Boxerbriefs (M, L, XL) 2nd choice boxers. Please do not send "tightie whities"
For a complete list of items, see the Soldiers' Angels Germany blog
. NOTE: Please do not send clothing sizes Small, 2X, or 3X. Also, please do not send books or magazines.
Friends of mine, Brooke and Brian, decided they wanted to do something to help out MaryAnn and her volunteers at Landstuhl. Brian is a former Seargant in the Army who separated after two tours in Afghanistan with the 173rd, 2-503. Brian's last tour was for 15 months during OEF VIII in the Korengal region of the HIndu Kush mountains.
At the top of their "most needed list" MaryAnn mentions sweat pants and hoodies. Brooke's father has a business that can buy top quality sweat pants and hoodies. He has offered to do so "at cost." For $20.00 a complete set can be purchased and shipped to the hospital in Germany.
If you are interested in joining us on this project please email Brooke at (copy and paste email address
for details on where to send you donation. Brooke will ask that you provide them with an email address so that she can send you a copy of the invoice showing that the items were purchased and how many.
Brooke and Brian are collecting donations through 22 October 2009. They plan to ship by 1 November 2009.
Let's join with Brooke and Brian to send MaryAnn and the volunteers a HUGE early Christmas present.
: Thanks to Bev with Band of Mothers
Thank you so much for showing interest. I am having the donations sent directly to me to make sure I can keep track of them.
My address is:
1950 Douglas Apt. 5
Charleston, IL 61920
Thank you again,
Please donate to these Wounded Warriors coming out of Afghanistan. My blood boils thinking about all the money wasted on Pelosi's jet and these Wounded Heroes need underwear and T-shirts!!
So I (Beverly Perlson) made calls:
White House...the bimbo who answered was as rude as she could be. Don't even bother calling the White House...
Armed Services Committee, they will get back to me later today....Please call them....202-224-3871
Senator McCain's office.....Asked me to forward Twana's email and will be sure McCain is aware of this situation...Please call his office too...202-224-2235
Pelosi...the guy who answers the phone sounds gun shy, like he gets complaints constantly! He took the information and told me he would pass onto the Madame!..
Please call Pelosi's office too...202-225-4965
We can make a difference for these Heroes if we make these calls. I know we can. and folks, PLEASE pass this email around so these offices are inundated with calls. Thank You.
The Band of Mothers