John Mc Evoy has been our champion of this noble cause for years. New Eyes provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal lenses for individuals who have no other resources with which to obtain a basic pair eyeglasses.
Please, look for the donation box on our inside lounge.
Phone cards for Hospitalized Vets
From Grand Knight Dick Rieger, Council 4969:
Want to help a good cause? There are hundreds of wounded soldiers and Marines that are in the hospital and won't be going home for Christmas. You can help by buying phone cards and sending them to the hospitals. Wal*Mart sells a 1 hour phone card for $4.72
Here are the address's for the Army and Navy hospitals.
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Rear Admiral Adam Robinson (MC) USN
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
These people have given so much, a phone card or two isn't much pay back but it will sure help.
A LIFELINE FOR
Steve Nagy PGK is spearheading this worthy cause. Through the generosity of 4504 we were able to donate 30 cell phones.
Each donated device allows Cell Phones for Soldiers to fulfill the mission of serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.
These donations provide Minutes that Matter to troops overseas. Donations also help provide emergency financial assistance to veterans.
Due to the mobile phone recycling program, more than 15 million cell phones have been recycled since 2004, thus reducing the impact on landfills and our environment.
There is a donation box in our lounge. Thank you.
If you're looking for other ways to thank soldiers, try AnySoldier.com, a site that allows soldiers to post their needs and wants and provide addresses. Browsing through the requests is fun; lots of good pictures and stories. It really gives you a sense of what these men and women are going through, and reminds you that many of thems are just regular kids who'd just like a Twinkie and a magazine now and then. I sent a couple lotion and pedicure sets to a pair of female Marines for Christmas who requested "anything girly!"