Washington: For over three and a half years now, the “Fran O’Brien’s Project” has been successfully providing food, fun, and hope to America’s wounded soldiers under treatment at Walter Reed Hospital. These dinners afford a great opportunity for soldiers to have a beer and a steak on a Friday night with their friends and loved ones –and most of all get out of the hospital.
Many senior officials from the Defense Department and Government agencies come out to support these dinners and work with our soldier/heroes. Leaders like Gordon England (U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense), General Peter Pace (Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff),and Veterans Administration Secretary Jim Nicholson come to talk to the troops to show thanks for their incredible contribution to America, and most of all help support them in their rehabilitation. They also help solve bureaucratic and practical problems, and even help with job seeking for the future.
Walter Reed Hospital has done a tremendous job on working with these soldiers on their road to recovery by providing some of the best medical care America has to offer and using technology to the fullest, to get our recovering soldiers back into the mainstream.
JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs), with the support of Finmeccanica and many of our colleagues in the aerospace and defense community, needs to raise $150,000 dollars to help support these dinners for the rest of the year. JINSA is a non-profit association dedicated to a strong American defense capability and close relations between the United States and like minded democratic allies. JINSA is also a 501-(c)3 organization, so it is tax exempt.
All contributions go 100% to the soldiers. There is not a penny used for overhead. All supporting the effort for America’s soldiers/heroes do so on a fully voluntary basis.
If you would like to make a Donation please contact:
Shoshana Bryen, Director of Special Projects, JINSA at (202) 667-3900 or email her at email@example.com
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