A while back I contacted Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC to see how I could go about donating some of my/our instruments to military personnel who were recovering from their injuries in the hospital. Oddly enough, their response was:

 

"We sincerely thank you for your sentiment and dedication in deciding to
have a positive impact on those in the Armed Services. However, upon
review of your application, it has been determined that we cannot
receive your donation considering we do not have a need for the donation
at this time."

 

So, I mentioned this to some of the folks I work with, and they will be putting me in touch with a representative from the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment,  who would LOVE to have some of our instruments.

 

If anyone would like to join me in sending several CBGs to the Wounded Warrior Regiment, as opposed to sending them one at a time, let me know and we can coordinate our efforts.

 

I will be building a few to send myself, I just needed to sell a few in order to afford some more hardware/supplies.

 

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated an instrument to the CBGs for Service Members project!!

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Comment by Dan Sleep on April 22, 2011 at 10:51am

I was actually at Walter Reed today, having a guided tour for my co-workers. We had a chance to meet some of the wounded service members, and express our thanks for their service and sacrifice. It was a very moving experience.

 

I am hoping to hear back from someone next week so I can line up where to send the CBGs. I will keep you posted.

 

 

Comment by Jess on April 22, 2011 at 5:01am

Dan: 

Count me in.  Just send me the particulars about what I need to do.

Jess

Comment by Roger wilson on April 18, 2011 at 7:45am
ill make one dan sound like a great thing

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