Dear Fellow Democrats,
A Chaplain has updated us on the situation at the US Military Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. As many of you already know, Democrats Abroad has been actively supporting the wounded warriors program since 2006 https://www.democratsabroad.org/wounded_warriors.
|The hospital continues to operate and is under high protection security against the Coronavirus. It has been upgraded from C Charly to B Bravo level. So the ill, injured and PTS/TBI wounded warriors continue to be treated and the ambulance planes continue to fly in and out of Ramstein. The hospital is also serving the military community during the Coronavirus by testing patients with symptoms and hospitalizing them when necessary.|
No Chaplain or visitor is allowed to visit so the only “social” contact patients have is with the nurses, doctors and caregivers in the wards. The outpatients are left to their own in their barracks. The gym is closed. The USO is working with a very minimal staff and is “still serving the Medical Transient Detachment (MTD) patients by providing sodas, coffee and snacks (lots) in their lounge area. We go over there twice a day to ensure they have snacks for their rooms and hopefully putting a smile on their faces”.
Service members evacuated to the hospital come with very little, a small backpack at most and of course their uniform and boots, so they rely on the Chaplain’s Closet for clothes. Besides sending a card, letter or even chocolates to comfort and cheer up the caregivers and patients, here is the latest list of items needed:
High need items*:
Crocs & sneakers size 10 & 12, sweatpants (no string) for medical reasons
Light weight winter jackets , urgent: zipped hoodies with fleece XL , mouthwash
“Please do not sent 2 XL or 3 XL sizes”!!!
TOP REQUESTED ITEMS
- Military Duffle bags medium/large / Black Duffle bags ( no logos)
- Unisex sweatshirts/hoodies (medium/large, X-large), (no logos)
- Unisex sweatpants (small/medium/large)
- Polyester shorts/briefs (all sizes)
- Run T-shirts/ sportswear*,(all sizes)
- Comfortable light T-shirts (all sizes)
- T-Shirts color, (small/medium/large), (no logos, no white)
- Keurig coffee pods, DARK roast (K-cup)
- Crocs, size 9-12 / Sneakers, 9-12
- Baseball caps
- Light weight Winter Jackets, Beanies, Gloves
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
ATTN: Chaplains office
Kirchberg Geb. 3765
Landstuhl, 66849 Germany
Thanks for caring, We know how much they appreciate this,
Jim Moss and Anna Marie Mattson on behalf of
Democrats Abroad Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus
The Chaplain’s Clothes Closet (CCC) at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) started in October 2001 at the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom. The CCC provides a variety of new essential clothing and comfort items for our deployed U.S. Service Members, DOD employees, coalition partners, and US contractors as they are evacuated to LRMC for treatment. Since the Chaplain’s Closet is a non-funded humanitarian entity within the Department of Defense, we rely on the generous donations of fellow Americans and others. We truly appreciate the efforts of each and every person willing to share “hugs from home” and words of encouragement with those who have given so much.