Some of you may recall the last time I hosted KC here on my blog to talk about the Wounded Warrior Getaway. (For those of you who are new or would like to read the interview again, click HERE.) Here's a description of the WWG from the website:
"Our Wounded Warrior Getaway is a three-day time of respite and spiritual refreshment specifically designed for American servicemen and women who've become disabled as a result of war."
Such a blessing!
Today KC is here to share some ways in which you can help our wounded warriors!
"Wounded Warrior Getaway
April 28 - May 1, 2011 · San Antonio, TX
We are excited to share the Good News again.
It's time for the spring WWG through Joni and Friends, in conjunction with BAMC.
So many have asked us, 'What can we do to help?'
Here are some things needed for the upcoming WWG:
GIFT CARDS - any amount, any stores.
For example, at www.target.com you can purchase cards online and they will send them directly to the WWG for you .
I'm sure others do the same.
CHRISTIAN BOOKS (and music) - fiction or non-fiction.
THANK YOU NOTES - write as many families as you can and thank them personally. Address it however you like (American Heroes, Warrior Families, whatever...). Get your Sunday School group together, kids to make drawings, your block, people at work, civic clubs, wherever. Put them all in a big envelope and send them to Kay. We put these notes in each bag for the families when they arrive, so we want to be sure to have enough for several in each bag. :-)
This just takes a little time and very little money. Please do this. The families continue to say how meaningful they are.
PRIZES - cameras, Wii games, larger amounts on gift cards. We use these at the banquet Saturday evening, and throughout the time they are together.
MONETARY DONATION - the cost this year is $500 per person. There is NO COST to any warrior family. I believe there are 35 families signed up, and a waiting list!!! This fee covers all meals, entertainment, transportation if needed and lodging for the families. Those of us who volunteer pay our own way. Your monetary donation of any amount will help. Ask for a tax receipt when sending your donation, if you would like one.
Please send everything to arrive ON OR BEFORE April 21 if at all possible. Must be received by April 25 or your gifts will go into storage for the next WWG.
Joni & Friends – San Antonio
1370 Pantheon Way, # 165
San Antonio TX 78232
Attn: Kay Merket
For more information about the WWG, click HERE.
[And click HERE to read another interview with KC and to learn more about the WWG.]
Thank you. We look forward to serving our Warrior Families again this year. It is an HONOR. Please join us in support, even if it's some thank you notes from the heart!!!
And most of all, please pray as you are led.
Steve & Karen Frantzen
(Amber here: Thank you so much, KC, for all that you do for the United States military and specifically our wounded warriors! You are an amazing example of loving and humble service.
Readers, if you'd like to learn more about the WWG please don't hesitate to e-mail me at:
I'd be more than happy to share more from KC or get you in contact with her!)