06 November 2009

Ft. Hood Shooting

Secretary Gates on Ft. Hood Shooting

"I am deeply saddened by the tragic events today at Fort Hood. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen, the wounded, and all those touched by this incident. There is little we can say at this point to alleviate the pain or answer the many questions this event raises, but I can pledge that the Department of Defense will do everything in its power to help the Fort Hood community get through these difficult times."

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

Soldiers' Angels joins the Secretary in sending thoughts and prayers to Ft. Hood.

We are collecting cards and stuffed animals for the families and children of the fallen/wounded heroes.

Please send cards and stuffed animals/blankets/anything NEW that may brighten the life of a child to:

Soldiers' Angels Warehouse
4408 PanAm Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78218

For more details contact ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org

Safe and Well List: If you are based at Ft. Hood or if you are looking for a loved one there, you many register yourself on the "safe and well list" at the Red Cross website.

Blood Donations: The Red Cross has supplied nearly 150 units of blood and blood products to Darnall Army Medical Center and Scott and White Hospital.

Although not all blood donations over the next several days will be needed for the victims of this tragedy, your blood can be used to help treat others with illnesses and injuries. If you are eligible to give blood or have questions about donating, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543) or go to givelife.org.

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