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Personal Products Needed for Wounded Service Members at Walter Reed:
Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are seeking donations for wounded troops who are forced to leave behind personal belongings when medically evacuated from war zones. Many of the troops arrive with nothing. Because of the speed with which the most seriously wounded are evacuated from Iraq or Afghanistan, their belongings are often left behind and don't catch up. The center is looking for everything from shoes, gloves and winter jackets to postage stamps, prepaid phone cards and razors. The Family Assistance Center requests that no cash or used items be donated. Among some of the more specialized needs are weightlifting gloves (for use by wheelchair patients); trousers with snaps or zips along the legs; umbrellas; and prepaid gas or grocery cards. Donations can be sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Medical Family Assistance Center, Bldg. 2, 3rd Floor, Room 3E01, 6900 Georgia Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20307-5001. (Courtesy National Military Family Association)

National Military Family Association