November has two great holidays: one offers Americans an opportunity to honor our US servicemen and women and the other to give thanks for our good fortune.
Just a few hours north of us is the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the largest US military hospital outside the US. On any given week there are around 100 active or recovering soldiers there. Some quickly return to their duty station, others can be there for a lot longer.
The Wounded Warrior Project and fellow support organizations in Landstuhl work with the soldiers to make their unexpected stay in Germany as comfortable as they can. Simple pleasures like Crocs and cozy hoodies, or vitals like socks and boxers can make a difference.
The Geneva Chapter of Democrats Abroad is running a donation drive from Veterans Day to right after Thanksgiving. We warmly invite our members to RDV with us from 10:00-13:00 at any of the following locations:
|Saturday 13th||Balexert, Geneva|
|Sunday 14th||Gare Cornavin, Geneva|
|Saturday 20th||La Combe, Nyon|
|Sunday 21st||Lausanne Gare, Lausanne|
|Saturday 27th||Aubonne Outlets|
|Sunday 28th||Belair Centre, Yverdon-les-Bains|
To get precise location on each day join the DACH-GVA Chapter WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GcBMuXR2gMl14iYp0xUAoS
The A, B, C’s of the items needed:
ALL NEW (for health reasons, used clothing cannot be accepted)
Briefs, all sizes
Crocs or sneakers, all sizes
Duffel bags (no logos)
Long sleeve t-shirts, unisex
Nothing 2XL or 3XL
Pajamas (lightweight, S, M)
Socks (black, all sizes)
Sweatshirts (no logos, S, M)
T-shirts (no logos, not white)
Working together, we can make a huge difference in the lives and recuperation of our fellow Americans abroad!