“I am writing is to tell you about a project the Ramstein Cadet Squadron at
Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is starting. The Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center (LRMC) here in Germany got an influx of about 500 wounded troops from
Iraq last week and more arrive almost daily. They arrive straight from the
battlefield, with only the torn, dirty, bloody clothes on their back. They
have no clothes, underwear, or toiletry items. The hospital provides them
with only a cotton gown or pajamas, robe, and disposable slippers. Some stay
only a few days before being sent to hospitals stateside, while others are
here up to several weeks. The military gives them a $250 voucher to buy
clothing and toiletries at the BX, but many are not ambulatory, and those
who are have to wait for a bus to get down to the BX on Ramstein 7 miles
away. The BX runs out of the clothing and it takes weeks for more to come
in. Those who can go to the BX still need something to wear to get there!”
I’m going to donate $100. I’d like to suggest to anyone else who is interested in donating that we pool our money in the name of the Forumosa community, Taiwan and send one bank draft.
The banking fees at both ends will total $40 or so dollars regardless of the size of the draft so a pooled total would make more sense.
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