As an extension of our Pearland Veterans Walk for PTSD Awareness, we collected used paperback books in January and February in the Pearland, TX, area to send to veterans as well as to active duty service men and women and their families.
Below is a note we recently received from a VA care center in Massachusetts.
VA Boston Healthcare System
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
HIKE for Mental Health
Friendswood, Texas 77546
On behalf of the Brockton Campus-VA Boston HCS patients and staff, we would like to extend our appreciation to you for your donation of paperback books. Your thoughtfulness reflects the concern that you feel for our Veterans and for the service they provided to all of us while in service to our country.
Without your support, we could not provide for the smaller niceties that make hospitalization more bearable. Your thoughtfulness also reflects the concern and compassion that our community feels for our Veterans.
Thank you for your continued support.
Acting Chief, Voluntary Services
Thanks to everyone who contributed gently used paperback books to the effort and to the local businesses in Pearland that served as collection spots. We are still counting, packing and shipping out all the books we received! A final tally will follow later in the month.