2019 Issue 3 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • And So, An Era is Ending
  • Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation
  • Unit Needs Continue
  • 2019 Sponsors (July—September)
  • Honorees for 3 rd Issue 2019
  • Shipping Statistics

You can also view and download the original form 2019 Issue 3 Newsletter PDF version here


LHCP Update

And So, An Era is Ending

Dear Friends, Donors, and Volunteers,

Since 2005, the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) has successfully provided comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded in the service of their country and at VA facilities within the United States.

We have always striven to meet the needs of our military members and we could not have met our mission goals without the faithful and steadfast support of you; our friends, donors, and volunteers. Your generosity has enabled us to exceed our mission goals for the past 15 years. We are grateful to you.

The LHCP board has always made a priority of wisely using the resources entrusted to us by our donors to support our military service members. Unfortunately, due to declining donations for over a year now, the board members of LHCP has contended with finding and maintaining sufficient resources in order to continue to effectively and efficiently complete our mission.

This ever-increasing struggle to obtain new revenue streams, coupled with the difficulty of finding long-term volunteers to aid in the LHCP’s mission has led us to an inevitable conclusion. So, it is with great sadness that the Board of Directors announces that Landstuhl Hospital Care Project will permanently discontinue operations and close as a stand-alone non-profit organization effective December 31, 2019.

So, it is with great sadness that the Board of Directors announces that Landstuhl Hospital Care Project will permanently discontinue operations and close as a stand-alone non-profit organization effective December 31, 2019.

The sadness also comes with news that the LHCP mission to support our military members will continue on with the help of the Stafford American Legion 290 Foundation. The Stafford American Legion has been a supporter of the LHCP mission since 2004. If you are a donor who has an automatic draft set up to the LHCP, please consider stopping those payments effective immediately and changing it to the Stafford American Legion Foundation, PO Box 3151, Stafford, VA 22555. Karen Grimord will continue to run this mission as a volunteer of the Stafford American Legion 290 Foundation.

As we walk through this life, we pray that the lives we touch will be better for having passed our way. It is our hope that the military members we have served are better for having known the LHCP. This mission and the many service members we have served have forever changed our lives, and it has been our great honor to serve the men and women in the United States Armed Forces.

Sincerely, Karen Grimord

* For further clarification please see first comment below.


Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation

The Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation applauds Karen Grimord and her team for establishing the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project and for their great work done for the past 15 years! Providing comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from their service is a high priority for the American Legion and falls within one of the American Legions four pillars of service – Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation. There may be more than 1,400 miles between Stafford, Virginia and Landstuhl, Germany; but distance does not lessen our resolve to serve. The Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation stands ready to continue the LHCP and hopes we can count on your continued support.

Donations to provide comfort and relief items for our military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service to our country will be accepted at P.O. Box 3151, Stafford, VA,  22555 . The Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation’s EIN is 82-0684448. Any financial support you can provide will be welcomed and used wisely.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt and thank you will be sent your way. While a ‘use where most needed’ is appreciated, we will honor requests to restrict a donation to a specific program. 

The Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation is committed to: devotion to military service members, veterans, and their families; mentoring youth with focus on ideals that will develop citizens of the highest quality; sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities; advocating patriotism and honor and promoting a strong national security. With these goals in mind, the Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation, an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization, was incorporated to support the Stafford American Legion Post 290 family – Legionnaires, the Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders – in their efforts to conduct programs that support military veterans, encourage and recognize Stafford County students, and conduct numerous athletic and educational programs that emphasizes good citizenship and promotes the patriotic spirit.

The Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation offers a myriad of programs including Veteran Services/Programs, Comfort & Relief Care Packages, Temporary Financial Assistance Program, Memorial Day American Flag Project, Memorial Day and Veterans Day Lunch, and much more. To obtain more information about the Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation and its programs, please visit their website at staffordpost290.org.

We are looking forward to continuing the LHCP mission with the same integrity and zeal that the LHCP volunteers have shown for the last 15 years.

Thank you all!


2019 Sponsors — July, August, and September

Individuals and Families

Arseculeratne, R. & C., VAKelly, P., CA
Badgley, J., MILane, D., CA
Bonilla, R & L., FLMarion, D., TX
Boshen, P. WIMcCarthy, Dan, VA
Braband, R., MNMcKay, A., AZ
Eanes, L., VANelson, D., KS
Egerter, A., NJNunes, N. & P., FL
Franklin, S., VAPasternak, J & L, VA
Grimord, B & K., VAPineau, B., France
Grimord, D. & C., NCQuirk, C., WA
Guttelman, S., WARoberts, G., TN
Hansen, Dennis, VASeljeskog, M., SD
Hayes, G., TNSteinman, M., NV
High, T., TNStutts, T.&J., TN
Jones-Frenzel, E., MNWaddell, C., NC
Kelly, P., CAWaddell, M., NC
Lane, D., CA 

Businesses and Organizations

American Legion Mead Rath Gutke #339, WIHoly Family RC Congretation, IL
Benevity FundJoshua’s Hands, VA
Bucco For Assembly, NJMullany McTrusty Am Legion Post 428, WI
CFC FederationNetwork For Good, DC
Costco UW Campaign TruistOnion Creek Am Legion Post 326, TX
F.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary, VAUnited Way Central California Region
Hillsboro Athens LLC, TN 

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


Honorees for 3 rd Quarter 2019 Shipments

September LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army CPL Marquis J. McCants

Died May 18, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Marquis J. McCants
Marquis J. McCants

23, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 18 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed was Sgt 1st Class Scott J. Brown.

Full Story


August LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Spc. Shannon Chihuahua

Died November 12, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Shannon Chihuahua
Shannon Chihuahua

25, of Thomasville, Ga.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 12 in Watahpur district, Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Full Story


July LHCP Shipment Honoree

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger Jr.

Died June 6, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

DOYLE W. BOLLINGER
DOYLE W. BOLLINGER

21, of Poteau, Okla.; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Miss.; killed in Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working.

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 July — September Shipping Statistics

COUNTRYWEIGHT(lbs)COSTBOXES SHIPPED
Germany10,083$869266
Qatar1,130$2,14139
TOTALS11,213$3,010305

MONETARY DONATIONS MADE EASY!

Now you can make a monetary donation easily using PayPal! Go to www.paypal.com and send your donation to treasurer@lhcp.us 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
president@lhcp.us

Donna Bolen
vicepresident@lhcp.us

James Spliedt II
secretary@lhcp.us

Newsletter Editor
Maria Waddell
lhcpnews@yahoo.com

One thought on “2019 Issue 3 Newsletter”

  1. Landstuhl Hospital Care Project’ 14-year mission of providing comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured or wounded from service in the Middle East continues, but under a different form.

    Like the vast majority of small nonprofits, finding and maintaining sufficient resources to continue to effectively and efficiently complete the nonprofit’s mission is a continuous and never-ending reality. Over the last year and a half has been especially difficult for LHCP.

    So LHCP’s Board of Directors decided it would best to permanently discontinue operations and close as a stand-alone non-profit organization effective December 31, 2019.

    So, how will LHCP continue? Excitedly with more resources and volunteers from the Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation which LHCP Karen Grimord is a post member. And more good news, Karen will continue to run this mission as a volunteer of the Stafford American Legion 290 Foundation.

    To continue supporting LHCP’s mission started in 2005 by Karen Grimord, please continuing support LHCP by volunteering and donating to

    LHCP
    Stafford American Legion Post 290 Foundation
    PO Box 3151,
    Stafford, VA 22555

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