The CFC has thousands of amazing organization worthy of your donations and support. However if you did not have a preferred organization or wanted to expand your impact, I wanted to share some personal intel on one organization:
On my last deployment I personally work with Karen Grimord, the president of Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (CFC# 12282), they literally provided a personal quilt for every wounded warrior we aerovac’d. This quilt stayed with the member from the battlefield hospital all the way to their personal home. It was a very touching gestured that was very moving to witness and meant the world to our wounded warriors. They also provided hand sanitizers and dispensers that could be mounted throughout our treatment rooms and helped prevent the spread of disease. They sent pallets of boxes filled with goodies, civilian clothes for our wounded warriors to wear, pillows, and other thoughtful gifts. They do tons more.
Since its inception, each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
The reactions and gratitude I personally witnessed from the warriors were priceless, I will never forget it and it truly made a difference.
Again this is NOT to steal or steer your donations away from your charities, but if you not know which organization you wanted to support or if you wanted to do more, LHCP is clearly worthy of your support. Don’t take my word for it, check out their website:
Serving America’s largest overseas U.S. Military Hospital, supporting wounded/injured military members hospitalized overseas in Afghanistan,
Germany and Middle East, U.S. VA hospitals. Their admin cost are only 4.7%
Plus they were awarded the 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.
Thank you all for what you do every day. Our beneficiaries are fortunate to have you here on our team. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
XX Maj, USAF, MSC,
San Diego, CA