Department Collects Over 200 Winter Coats and 86 Soccer Balls for Children in Afghanistan
This November, CRNA Derek Reckard initiated a Department-wide clothing and soccer ball drive for children in Afghanistan, on behalf of his brother and his military unit at the Armed Forces station at Bagram Airfield. Through collections and donations, we were able to send over 200 winter coats and 86 soccer balls to children in need.
In the words of Derek’s brother Jay, “…these kids deserve it. They have so little. And they have never known anything but war. They live and play next to minefields and the ever present fear of danger. I don't know how the Afghan people manage, but they love their children as much as we do.”