These are men and women who have made a great personal sacrifice over the decades to secure our national safety and freedoms. They gave years of their lives, gave up time with their families, lost friends and loved ones and received lifelong injuries – both physical and emotional.
There are many of these American warriors now living in short-term and long-term care who do not have the resources to purchase the personal care items and creature comforts that make in-patient care manageable. We work with the VA Medical Center in Salem to ensure there is a consistent supply of shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, combs and brushes and snacks for the hospital to distribute to patients as needed.
The donations that we received from you have been utilized by numerous locations in the hospital. The snacks have been given to the Oncology Department and to the Dialysis Unit to help the Veterans keep their strength during these procedures. As many Veterans come into the Medical Center they do not bring overnight items because they do not expect to stay. The items that you donated have provided many Veterans with the comforts of home and to be hygienic. The comforts that you have provided have made all the difference to the Veterans. Thank you.