2019 Issue 2 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • Spotlight on Volunteer Judy Badgley
  • A Little Piece of Home
  • Help Us Help Them
  • 2019 Sponsors (April – June)
  • Honorees for 2 nd Issue 2019
  • Shipping Statistics
  • Unit Needs Continue

You can also view and download the original form 2019 Issue 2 Newsletter PDF version here.


Spotlight on Volunteer Judy Badgley

The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) would be nowhere without its steadfast and loyal corps of volunteers. Some have been supporting LHCP for years! Judy Badgley is one such dedicated person.

One of Judy’s blankets.
One of Judy’s blankets.

Judy was active with the Patriot Guard Riders when she saw the Norwich, NY, American Legion Riders advertising their annual ride fundraiser for LHCP. She looked up LHCP and decided to join the group and see how she could help out. It wasn’t long before she began to sew for us! In her words, “I started to sew because the LHCP group needed sham pillow cases and Karen kept asking but all that was being donated was six here or a dozen there and she was asking for something like 1,500.  That was back in 2008. I started to make the pillowcases and THAT WAS ALL I was going to do.”

Well no, that wasn’t all she was going to do. The group needed more help, so she began sewing medicine bags, comfort pillows, and blankets. It’s now 2019 and she’s still hard at work for our military!

Some of our military happily posing with Judy’s pillows
Some of our military happily posing with Judy’s pillows

Her current item totals are:

  • 5,434 Sham Pillowcases
  • 2,705 Comfort Pillows
  • 554 (4×6) Fleece Blankets
  • 306 (3×5) Fleece Blankets
  • 81 (4×6) Flannel Quilts/Blankets
  • 256 Medicine Bags

Somewhere along the way, she got her mother involved sewing Christmas stockings! She’s donated well over 500!

Judy just recently finished up a large sewing project for LHCP, working with donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation. Last summer, for the second year in a row, the Girls Nation chose LHCP to support during their yearly mock Senate event. Two girls from every state headed to Washington, DC, and brought fabric as donations to LHCP. That fabric was then mailed to Judy, who spent the next four to five months making it into 302 sham pillowcases and 41 comfort pillows!

It’s been over ten years that Judy Badgley has been sewing for LHCP and our service men and women. Thank you, Judy, for all your hard work and serving the men and women who serve our country!


A Little Piece of Home

During the Korean Conflict, my Dad was in Korea. One year for
Christmas, Santa Claus brought me a bake set. My Mom and I
made a little cake, probably not much bigger than a cupcake. She
put the cake in a box and packed it with popcorn and sent it off to
my Dad. Many, many years later, I asked Mom if Dad ever got the
cake. She said yes he did. It was in crumbs, but he told her he ate
every bite then ate the popcorn it was packed in. He told her it was
the finest cake he had ever eaten. He was so happy to have a little
something from home.

So it is with shipments the LHCP sends to our troops. They are
thankful for every tube of toothpaste, boxer briefs, hoodie, sweats,
or protein snacks. In 2019, we have shipped approximately 35,000
items to support the men and women serving our country.
It is our hope that every item the LHCP sends to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines makes a difference and gives them a little
piece of home.

    — Donna Bolen


Help Us Help Them

LHCP would love to have you or your organization sponsor a fundraising event to support the LHCP mission to provide comfort and care items to sick, injured or wounded military services members overseas.

Or just start a Facebook fundraiser! Go to your news feed, click Fundraisers on the left menu. Click Select a Nonprofit, type Landstuhl in the search box. Select Landstuhl Hospital Care Project, then follow the Facebook prompts and create!

For more info, please contact Karen Grimord at 540-286-1512 or email at [email protected]


With Gratitude to Our Generous Sponsors

2019 Sponsors—April, May, and June

Individuals and Families

Achley, P., VAKurzenknabe, G., PA
Adotta, Vito, VAMcKay, A., AZ
Arseculeratne, R., VANelson, D., KS
Blevins, A., VAOsgood, J., APO
Boffardi, A., VAPineau, B., France
Bonilla, L., FLPriska, G., NC
Breidel, G., MNRoberts, G., TN
Driskill, T., TXSeljeskog, P., SD
Hansen, L., VASteinman, M., NV
Hazelwood, W., MEStockstill, J., MS
Heal, R., VAStutts, T., TN
Hembrough, W., TNTomaszewski, V., VA
High, T., TNTreadwell, R., VA
Jones, E., MNTunstall, I.Y., VA

Businesses and Organizations

  • American Legion Post 189, NY
  • Benevity Fund, Calgary, AB
  • Grace Chapel Inc., TN
  • Hillsboro Athens LLC, TN
  • National Sojourners Inc., PA
  • Network for Good, DC

    LHCP is Best in America!

Best in America
Best in America

The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. These standards include those required by the U.S. Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.

Best in America – Landstuhl Hospital Care Project


Matching Funds for Nonprofits

Ask if your company has a matching funds program for nonprofits. Or straight out ask them to support LHCP. Tell them how good it feels to support those that sacrifice to keep our country free!


Honorees for 2nd Quarter 2019 Shipments

June

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3nd Class Brian K. Lundy Jr.

Died September 9, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Brian K. Lundy Jr.
Brian K. Lundy Jr.

25, of Austin, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died while conducting a dismounted patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 9.

Full Story


May

Army Cpl. Rachael L. Hugo

Died October 5, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Cpl. Rachael L. Hugo
Rachael L. Hugo

24, of Madison, Wis.; assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich.; died Oct. 5 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.

Full Story


April

Army CPL. Tony Carrasco Jr.

Died November 4, 2009 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Tony Carrasco Jr.
Tony Carrasco Jr.

25, of Berino, N.M.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 4 in Ad Dawr, Iraq, of a gunshot wound sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit.

Full Story


2019 CFC Campaign

CFC
CFC

Once again LHCP is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign. Please consider giving this fall. Our agency designation code is 12282.

 


2019 April — June Shipping Statistics

COUNTRYWEIGHT (lbs)COSTBOXES SHIPPED
Germany5,623$9,867170
Iraq165$3377
Qatar1,004$193835
TOTALS6,792$12,142212

MONETARY DONATIONS MADE EASY!

Now you can make a monetary donation easily using PayPal! Go to www.paypal.com and send your donation to [email protected] and type in Landstuhl Hospital Care Project when asked for a name. Please include your address. We will send a letter of thanks for your tax-deductible donation.


Unit Needs Continue

At this time, LHCP is placing focus on receiving monetary donations. Unit needs are fluid, and we can quickly respond using cash donations to purchase requested items.

Please make checks payable to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.

Please mail your packages and/or checks to:

LHCP President
Attn: Karen Grimord
29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA 22556

LHCP is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.


LHCP Board of Directors

Karen Grimord
[email protected]

Donna Bolen
[email protected]

James Spliedt II
[email protected]

Newsletter Editor
Maria Waddell
[email protected]

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