has a 10 year history of supporting wounded troops and veterans. Supporting NROTC helps us support them.
According to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there are over 35,000 wounded veterans who served Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the wounded, over 15,000 are permanently disabled. Many of these wounded are amputees, burn and gunshot victims and those who have suffered serious blast injury and brain trauma due to roadside bombs.
NROTC WORKS TO HELP OUR WOUNDED VETERANS… WE CAN’T HELP ALL OF THEM…
BUT WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN
BUT WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN
While yes there have been some problems and some have not been provided with proper or timely care, most of our wounded heroes are getting the very best of care possible at all military and V.A. hospitals.
While many of them are still inpatient status and require constant care, still many more have been released and are in various stages of recovery at home as they, and their families, try their best to put the pieces of their lives back together.
These wounded heroes are scattered throughout the USA.
Being that we are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, we are in very close proximity to The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Today and as we have done in the past, we are providing recreational therapy for the wounded heroes who are located there and at The Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland, where about eighty of our severe brain trauma patients are being housed.
THIS IS WHAT NROTC DOES:
We like setting-up transportation and shuttling them to sporting events such as charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and places such as restaurants, golf courses, bowling alleys, movie theaters and such to show them a good time. We give them a break from their routine and let them get out of the hospital environment for awhile. A little fresh air goes a long way and this show of support goes a long way as they face a long road to recovery and adjustment to their infirmities. Other Americans at these events and places get a chance to honor them and thank them for their service and sacrifice, and let them know they are appreciated.
We have found with pleasure that, the administrators and care-givers at these hospitals have been very receptive to NROTC and welcome our efforts to provide “Recreational Therapy” with enthusiasm!… In fact, a number of the hospital care-givers usually attend our events with their patients and enjoy these activities also. These hospital staff and care-givers deserve our greatest gratitude and respect for what they do and also deserve a break from time to time. NROTC SALUTES ALL MILITARY AND VA HOSPITAL STAFF AND CARE-GIVERS FOR WHAT THEY DO!
We are well aware of, and we applaud the efforts of the other organizations who reach out to help our wounded!
STILL MANY MORE VETERANS SUFFER THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER – PTSD!
The devastating effects of PTSD lead to broken relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, homelessness, violence, incarceration and more including suicide. These veterans really need help!
We would like to invite any reader on this website to get involved with us and volunteer in some way… to support our wounded heroes and any veteran in need!
Celebrating Over A Decade of Service