Earlier in the month of July, Soldiers’ Angels had provided additional 40 backpacks (20 filled and 20 empty) to the National Guard Liaison Office at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
The Chaplain’s Closet – Stocked with donated items
SSG E. from the Marine Liaison Office took us to the so-called Chaplain’s Closet, which looks like a very small shop and is stocked with donated items. There are racks of clothing like fleece shirts and windbreakers. Shelves line the walls with pajamas, T-Shirts, socks, boxers, toiletry essentials, small blankets, books, playing cards, and athletic shoes. We noted that empty backpacks are also needed for the patients to transport their belongings.
The nine Chaplains currently on staff at LRMC and some volunteers operate the store as a service to wounded soldiers who are medevac’d from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait to LRMC. On the weekends, the Chaplain’s Closet is open only when new patients arrive.
While we were there, a bus of medevac’d soldiers arrived. In most cases, they had little with them other than the uniforms they were wearing. These ambulatory patients are able to come through and get some basic necessities.
All of the items are donated by companies, organizations, and individuals. A Chaplain told us, "All donations are only new merchandise, not secondhand, because hospital sanitation rules apply."
Many thanks to L.P.I. Consumer Products, Inc. for their generous and ongoing donations of ShaveMate razors!
“Thank you for all your support in our times of hardship”
Earlier this month I received this from a wounded Marine:
Hello, I'm Jason P, a Cpl in the Marines. I would like to take some time to say "Thank You".
Thank you for all your support in our times of hardship. I among many, many others appreciate the time, care and kindness you show to the Armed Forces.
It's always nice in the end of a long and "could be my last day" day that I or anyone I know receiving letters, cards, or boxes from Soldiers Angels.
Again thank you for support. Take care and God bless.
Together, American and German Angels and friends support the wounded soldiers here at LRMC. Our next visit is at the end of August.
Please Email me if you would like to help!
Wilhelmine Aufmkolk - International President