Monday, July 21, 2008

Operation Homefront Village

Eighteen months ago my nephew-in-law was injured in Afghanistan. He has been recuperating at Walter Reed ever since and has undergone numerous, (like nearly 80!!) surgeries to repair his pelvic bones, spine and legs. He has a long road of recuperation ahead of him.

His wife, my niece Stephanie and their daughter Maddie have been with him during this long process. They have been staying at the local Fisher House. It is very convenient for them, right down the street from Walter Reed but cramped, and when you have a rambunctious toddler, it can be very difficult.

Operation Homefront has built an apartment complex in Maryland that will house recovering soldiers and their families while they transition back into the army or into civilian life. They are completely furnished and will be provided free of charge to the families. I’m just amazed! What a blessing to these families, not to have to worry about those expenses and can concentrate on getting their soldier better.

It is good to see our wounded veterans getting the care they so desperately need.

Here is a link to the article: Apartments Near Walter Reed
And here’s a link to Operation Homefront

Go donate if you feel led, but at the very least, pray for our troops, pray for the wounded, pray for those in theater, (oversees), pray for our leaders, and pray for their families.


Cheri said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information. While Fisher Houses are absolutely wonderful, they don't work well for long term family stay.

Please tell your nephew-in-law that we're praying for him and his family. Let me know if they need anything - I'll probably be making a trip to Walter Reed next month.

Karen said...

Whilst I can't offer any practical help I will pray for him and his family. I wish our British servicemen were valued and honoured the way your guys are - please say a prayer to them too.


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