photo courtesy of cliff1066
(the photo is of Brooke Army Medical Center)
Warrior and Family Support Center work completed.
A 12,000 square foot community center built for the use of families of wounded soldiers, at the cost of $5 million, is finally finished. What started as a simple room in the post's guest house became a great gift to these soldiers families as builders, contractors, and donors gave time and money to complete the project. The center first opened in 2003 at 1,200 square feet, but as the war grew in scope (and sadly, injury to soldiers) and the families of wounded soldiers began to pour in the cramped space was too small to handle it and volunteers and staff were overworked and understaffed. The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation generously donated $100,000 and have announced an additonal $100,000. If you don't know who Mr. Woodruff is, you should read about him and his inspiring story (I was always a fan of his work at ABC) and the work he has done to help wounded soldiers.
In an effort to pay off $500,000 in debt and build a new park next to the center (to the tune of $1,000,000), Returning Heroes Home, is accepting donations in order to help. They are a non-profit on the grounds of Fort Sam Houston and have dedicated their time, energy, and money to helping "wounded warriors and their families heal and reconnect their lives."