Last month, AHFF announced a $35,000 grant to America’s Fund, a program established in 2004 and administered by the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. This grant was made possible through the generosity of hard-working, patriotic employees at MOGAS Industries and Alspaugh’s ACE Hardware.
Highlighted here is how with generous donations, grassroots payroll deduction contributions have helped to ease the stress of just two hard to imagine situations faced by our heroic members of the Armed Forces:
· An Army Special Forces soldier stationed in Florida sustained the amputation of one leg, severe damage to his other leg, serious burns, soft tissue injuries, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when he was wounded by an IED. This grant was provided to purchase home medical items, including a wheelchair ramp, so he could be released to outpatient status and continue his rehabilitation at home.
· A soldier stationed in North Carolina suffered the amputation of both legs, massive abdominal injuries from shrapnel, TBI, pelvic fracture, and other injuries after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. He was approved for major surgery, and this grant was provided to pay for airline tickets for his parents and sister to come to his bedside for support at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda.
Help us help others by spreading the word about AHFF’s grassroots movement to your friends and family members. Let’s see how big a difference we can make together!