March Hospital Newsletter

- 3/9/2021

 Hospital News Letter for Mar 2020-2021

                                                           Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes

This is probably the last  Hospital Bulletins.  Hopefully they  supplied you with great information on Serving hospitalized veterans.  This is a very difficult year to deal with.  We have to find many ways that are way out of the box to let these veterans know that we still care.

                                                                      VFW Auxiliary Mission

The  Hospital Program Promotes volunteerism of member, non-members, youth and the families in local hospitals veterans’ homes, nursing homes, domiciliaries and both VA and non-VA  medical centers and clinics.  Opportunities vary based on the facility and age and abilities of the volunteer.

                                                                        Why volunteer

Support VA personnel and patients   Help to alleviate fear, confusion   Bring comfort, joy and normalcy

                                                         ATTENTION  ATTENTION

The aux has received a challenge from the new Volunteer Service  Director .  Vickie would like each aux to go on line to the Amazon wish list and purchase  a queen size bed and matress for $400.00 and have it delivered to VA.  This  is for the Homeless Veterans Program when they receive housing.  Any time during the calendar  year 2021 would ,be great.  DO NOT FORGET TO REPORT IT>  

 They also need is $5 or $10 gift cards to give out to the veterans as they come in for appointments.  They can be gas cards, fast food cards, Dollar tree cards or any other kind you would like to give.  They also need T shirts and under shirts in size SMALL and 2X or bigger.  They have plenty of M, L, and XL. 

Monetary donations are always needed for the food Pantry 

Mary K> Kirkland, Volunteer Service Specialist, Columbia VA Health Care System, 6439 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209  E-Mail  Mary.Kirkland@va.gov   Share Point  ColumbiaVAVolunteerServiceSharePoint   Web Page Columbia VA Volunteer Service  Amazon "WSish List” for Veterans Assistance Columbia VA Amazon

NATIONAL SALUTE to HOSPITALIZED VETERANS  was  14 Feb – 20 Feb 2021

I did not receive any reports for that event.  If you did something REPORT REPORT

Contact local facilities for information on resident veterans.  Become a Pen Pal.  They may only want communication from the outside world.