Successful Madison Ambulance Clothing drive

Thank you to everyone in the Madison Community for donating towards Madison Ambulance's first clothing drive.

I would like to personally thank everyone in the Madison Community who donated towards the Madison Ambulance clothing drive from December 2011 through February 2012.  Clothing of all different types, sizes and colors were collected and donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America.  In what will be one of several annual events Madison Ambulance received the following donations:

  • 50 pairs of men’s pants
  • 10 pairs of men’s shoes
  • 4 men’s belts
  • 30 men’s t-shirts
  • 3 men’s sweater
  • 3 men’s jackets
  • 17 women’s jackets
  • 7 women’s shirts
  • 15 pairs of women’s pants
  • 24 pairs women’s shoes
  • 21 hats
  • 30 kids t-shirts
  • Assorted winter weather clothing, gloves, knit hats etc.
  • Assorted baby clothing

Without the community’s support this would not have been possible.  Each year Madison Ambulance will select a different organization to donate to.

About the Vietnam Veterans of America:
In January 1978, a group of fifteen Vietnam veteran advocates got together in
Washington, D.C., and began the organization that became Vietnam Veterans of
America (VVA). VVA today is the only congressionally chartered national Vietnam
veteran’s service organization. Over the years, VVA has been the primary organization insisting that the U.S. Government hold up its obligation to all veterans.

The VVA is a critical support service for our returning veterans. VVA became a
membership organization in 1979 and set to work on the issues it remains
committed to today:

  • Improving the general welfare and hospital care of all veterans, especially homeless and disabled veterans
  • Assisting veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    and other disabilities
  • Working closely with veterans of other conflicts
  • Taking the lead on women and minority veterans' issues

The Vietnam Veterans of America is a respected charity that gives aid to all of America's veterans, not just those of a particular age group or war. By donating used clothes, shoes, appliances, and other household items, you help generate funds to take care of the soldiers and service men and women who help keep America safe from harm.

Source:  http://www.pickupplease.org/about-vva

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