TCCF Visits Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital
In an effort to lift spirits and show support for our military this winter season, Carrington Charitable Foundation held its 2nd Annual visit to the Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Carrington Associates from the Greenwich, Connecticut office traveled to the center to tour the facility and visit with wounded soldiers receiving treatment. CCF visited the facility last year and was so inspired by the courage of these Wounded Warriors that they decided to make it an annual event.
Specializing in the highly advanced treatment of single, double, triple and quadruple amputees, the Walter Reed facility cares for wounded Army and Marine Veterans as they arrive home to the United States. Carrington Charitable Foundation had the honor and pleasure of visiting with some of these patients to hear their stories and witness new amputees learning to walk again with the help of state-of-the-art prosthetics.
To spend more time with these heroes, CCF treated mobile soldiers and their families to a dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Carrington Associates were able to witness the optimism and courage of the Veterans and understand their strong family support systems that function as a major influence in the healing process.
“This trip was an excellent eye-opener to see the needs of these heroes and how we can help,” shares Rosemary Rose, Chairman of the CCF Board. “I am hoping that we have many more opportunities to visit and work with this incredible group of Wounded Warriors who have sacrificed so much on our behalf."
In early January, CCF also transported Veterans from Walter Reed to participate with the Achilles International Foundation in Disney’s Half Marathon in Florida. Click here to read more about that event.
CCF hopes its passion for supporting our nation’s servicemen and women will influence others to appreciate the extraordinary courage of Wounded Warriors and their families. We are looking forward to more ways to assist our Veterans and show our gratitude for their sacrifices.