From a shipmate:
Wounded Warrior Project
Surface Navy Association
For the past two years, the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association has conducted a campaign to assist our wounded shipmates recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. We collected more than 800 DVDs for the Sailors and Marines to enjoy during their recuperation. The following year we collected funds and donated 155 portable DVD players.
This year we want to do something very meaningful for those of our shipmates limited in their ability to get out and around the Washington area during their convalescence. We have determined that Operation Second Chance provides many valuable services to military men and women, and would greatly benefit from a conversion van equipped to transport wheelchair patients in and around the D.C. area to attend sporting events, concerts, and otherwise get out and about.
This is an expensive proposition, but very important for those men and women who are virtually stuck in the hospital. We have carefully looked at Operation Second Chance and are very impressed with the organization and the services it provides.
Therefore, SNA GWC is seeking to help OSC raise $30,000 to purchase a conversion van modified by Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. (AMS Vans). If interested in making a donation, please commence your contribution at the SNA website:
After completing the SNA form, you will be directed to the OSC website fundraising page for donations. (When prompted “How did your hear about OSC?” click on Surface Navy Association.) Your donation will be made directly to OSC, but we want to track our progress so we can follow our progress to attaining our $30,000 goal.
Our goal is to help OSC raise the $30,000 by December 15th. If we exceed the $30,000, the additional funds will be available to OSC for insurance, registration, maintenance and operating costs for the van.
Please share this appeal with others who share our concern for those shipmates who had made a very great sacrifice in service to their nation and security and freedom everywhere.
For information about SNA, visit www.navysna.org
For information about OSC, visit http://www.operationsecondchance.org/About.htm