This is a note from a longtime peep regarding injured US soldiers in need, please read and donate if you can:
"Being in an army community, I've heard the stories of what it's like to stay in the hospital for long periods of time. (Thankfully, something I don't know about first hand... and hopefully, I never will.) I was just talking to someone today whose husband had to WEAR a SHEET for two weeks until he received a donated pair of sweatpants at Walter Reed in D.C. (After being at Landstuhl in Germany!)
Coincidentally, today I read an article from The Stars and Stripes that Walter Reed Army Medical Center is soliciting donations of personal items for wounded troops (NO cash donations accepted).
Here's what they need... men's and women's underwear, women's sports bras, razors, sweatpants and sweatshirts, running pants with zips at the legs (to fit over braces), weight lifting gloves (for those in wheelchairs), postage stamps, calling cards, grocery cards, etc. (I did notice that they did not request any other toiletries other than razors.)
Right after the war started, Walter Reed received so many donations that they didn't have any place to store them. However, the war is lasting longer than the public's interest in it, so they truly do need our help."
You can send your donations to:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Medical Family Assistance Center
Bldg. 2, 3rd Floor, Room 3E01
6900 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20307
"Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt ... making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting veep since Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, was shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering.
Whittington? Mistaken for a bird." -- Jon Stewart