A Great Idea -- Please Consider

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Services for Real Estate Pros with George Sheldon Photographer

A Great Idea!!!

Next week, we pause to honor and remember our Veterans. I have an idea for you.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please add one more address by including the following:

         A Recovering American soldier
         c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
         6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
         Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

If you like and approve of this idea, please pass it on to your e-mail list.

Comments (11)

South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX
thank you George for the great idea.  I will pass it on. 
Nov 05, 2007 11:50 AM
Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
Bellevue, WA
Hi George,  What a very nice idea.  We have a Veteran's Hospital close to downtown Seattle that I have been thinking of asking if they need a volunteer.
Nov 05, 2007 11:51 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Awesome idea George.  I just put that address on my list!
Nov 05, 2007 12:02 PM
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
What a great idea!  I live within 2 miles of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. 

Last Week my car ran out of gas (bad gas gauge in my car)  It was at night and I was about 1 block from Walter Reed.  A young guy stopped his car to help me out.  Turned out he was from Pittsburg, PA had been at Walter Reed for extensive surgeries for the last year after being severly injured in IRAQ.  He said he was very lucky, but will never be able to run again or have the full use of his left side. 
Nov 05, 2007 12:10 PM
Kim Bragg
Bragg & Associates Real Estate, LLC - Augusta, GA
Broker/Owner, ABR, CRS, GRI, ePro
Excellant idea.  Thanks for this post and the reminder that there are small things each of us can do to make the lives of others better.  I'm going to send this adress out to everyone in my email address book.  I hope everyone in the AR community will do the same.
Nov 05, 2007 12:26 PM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
I like it...I have met some of the soldiers from Operation Second Chance
Nov 05, 2007 01:36 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
That is a great idea, George!  This way it shows our soldiers that we really do care about them.  I will pass it along.
Nov 06, 2007 12:01 AM
n d
Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
What a thoughtful idea!  One person can really make a difference in someone's day! 
Nov 06, 2007 12:24 AM
George Sheldon
George Sheldon Photographer - Lancaster, PA

Thanks, everyone!

 

George

Nov 06, 2007 09:17 AM
Prudential Preferred Realty Butler PA
Prudential Preferred Realty - Butler, PA

I am so sorry to have to post this - I just wanted you to be aware....

This same suggestion was sent to a yahoo group that I belong to.

Then, this email  was sent to the group:

>>>Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to
remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through
mail to include packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed
to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A Recovering American Soldier' that
Walter Reed cannot accept these packages in support of the decision
by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy
in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being
of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the Department
of Defense.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any
Service Member" or "A Recovering American Soldier" letters or
packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a
collection box will not be delivered.

Instead of sending an "Any Wounded Soldier" letter or package to
Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more
than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and
their families listed on the "America Supports You" website,
www.americasupportsyou.mil

Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our
troops or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:

http://www.usocares.org/
http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers/
http://www.redcross.org/

For individuals without computer access, your local military
installation, the local National Guard or military reserve unit in
your area may offer the best alternative to show your support to our
returning troops and their families. Walter Reed Army Medical
Center will continue to receive process and deliver all mail that is
addressed to a specific individual.

As Walter Reed continues to enhance the medical care and processes
for our returning service members, it must also must keep our
patients and staff members safe while following Department of
Defense policy. The outpouring of encouragement from the general
public, corporate America and civic groups throughout the past year
has been incredible. Our Warriors in Transition are amazed at the
thanks and support they receive from their countrymen.<<<

Again, I'm sorry. 

But it was a very nice thought....

Nov 11, 2007 04:23 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Jayne:

Your post made me do some research, and I found this on the Walter Reed website:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A Recovering American Soldier' that Walter Reed cannot accept these packages in support of the decision by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the Department of Defense.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "A Recovering American Soldier" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.

Instead of sending an "Any Wounded Soldier" letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You" website, http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/

Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our troops or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:

http://www.usocares.org/
http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers/
http://www.redcross.org/

For individuals without computer access, your local military installation, the local National Guard or military reserve unit in your area may offer the best alternative to show your support to our returning troops and their families.  Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue to receive process and deliver all mail that is addressed to a specific individual.

As Walter Reed continues to enhance the medical care and processes for our returning service members, it must also must keep our patients and staff members safe while following Department of Defense policy. The outpouring of encouragement from the general public, corporate America and civic groups throughout the past year has been incredible. Our Warriors in Transition are amazed at the thanks and support they receive from their countrymen.

 

Here is the link: http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/Lists/WRNews/DispForm.aspx?Id=25&

Thanks for your post. - George

Nov 11, 2007 12:02 PM
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