East Coast Wounded Warriors
On March 28, 2010, the Purple Heart Hero Support volunteers served supper to patients, family, and staff at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. Meals were served on the 5th floor, 7th floor, and at Mercy Hall, the recuperation barracks. Families with loved ones in ICU also joined in for wonderful burritos, salad, and chips from California Tortilla.
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Laura Casper, an Instructional Systems Specialist at NNMC and PHHS volunteer, shared with the other volunteers her conversation with Capt. Tammy Nathan of Navy Medicine, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Command at NNMC. Capt. Nathan expressed her appreciation for the work done by Purple Heart Hero Support volunteers as she takes a personal interest in the well-being of the Wounded Warriors in their care, and is very appreciative that others do too.
Janet, a volunteer from sister volunteer organization, Marine Moms of Bethesda, was at the hospital with her husband. They were trying to keep themselves busy by visiting with the Wounded Warriors while they waited for their 6pm flight to Andrews AFB. They were going to be meeting their son who had been wounded in Afghanistan. Janet and her husband were very grateful for the supper served in the hospital. Their son is facing a long recuperation so we will be seeing Janet and her husband again, and will gladly support and feed them.
Junior Girl Scouts from St. Mary’s County, Maryland showed their support for our Wounded Warriors by sending boxes of Girl Scout cookies to NNMC. These boxes were made possible by the generous donations of the citizens of St. Mary’s County. The ladies from Holy Face Catholic Church in St. Mary’s County also sent homemade cookies and treats for our Wounded Warriors.
Thank you so much to everyone for taking time out to help our brave patients at the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.