For the past two weeks, materials purchased with the proceeds from the 2015 Pearland Veterans Day Walk arrived on the Behavioral Health floor of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX.
Nurse Rosa Klocksiem contacted us several ago asking for help with materials for the unit’s patients, who include veterans as well as active duty service men and women suffering with PTSD and other inner challenges.
We have raised money every Veterans Day since then to buy books, videos, pamphlets and other materials that Rosa needs.
We are honored to do so again this year with proceeds from the Veterans Day Walk in Pearland, TX. Below are more photos of some of the military and civilian staff accepting this year’s materials.
Additional awards from the proceeds of the walk will be announced over the next two days.
After the last round of materials arrived, Rosa sent us the following note:
Some more packages arrived and I am sending you a photo of active duty staff that I am honored to work with. The ward is a locked unit for inpatient care to provide safety and structure for warriors in behavioral health crisis. All your donations help us to serve them. We would not have those therapeutic books to offer if it was not for you and your volunteers.Thank you so much!
With Utmost Respect and Appreciation,
We in turn thank this year walkers and sponsors, including MHI Compressor Corporation, Marvin Monk, the City of Pearland, Pearland City Councilman Tony Carbone, Pearland City Councilman Derrick Reed, Pearland City Councilman Gary Moore, Pearland City Councilman Keith Ordeneaux, Pearland City Councilman Greg Hill, Cooling Tower Depot, H-E-B, Glen & Linda Rider, Pearland Democrats, Nancy Kozanecki, The Ivy District, David L. Smith Realty/The Legacy Group, Stacy Adams, Buck Stevens, Matt Sebesta, Gringo’s Tex-Mex, and Mike’s Tri City Icehouse. We also thank the Kolache Shoppe and Maine-ly Sandwiches for providing snacks for our volunteers and exhibitors. A full recap of the walk can be found here.