10 December 2018 was the 12th Annual Polytrauma Unit Holiday Party hosting patients on the Polytrauma Ward of the VA Hospital. From 19 – 95 years old (including WWII Vet & POW survivor!), these Veterans and Service Members along with their families and staff enjoyed a Holiday party complete with gifts, Santa, treats, music and dancing. An additional $5,000 check was presented, to finance additional opportunities for the patients to reintegrate off campus where hospital financial resources are not available.
2019: The Vessey Chapter of AUSA sponsors this wonderful party for our wounded heroes & their visiting families staying at the Fisher Houses. The heroes represent ALL branches of the military & many are far away form their home states.
Each year we provide heroes with a gift bag given to them by Santa as he thanks them for their service to our country. We have been asked to provide 25 gift bags. Last year they included: DVD-CD player/Sony headphones; 2 movies DVDs; 2 music CDs; electronic solitary game, Andy Andrews book/audiobook CDs; bag; Tervis water battle; iTunes gift card; plant from Bachman’s; & a back pack to hold their gifts & belongs. Monies raised go to ongoing support of the Polytrauma patients needs through out the year.
Fundraising has started early to ensure success that each wounded warrior will receive a fabulous gift bag & party to boost their spirits this holiday season. We want them to know they are loved & we care at the Christmas season & all year long. Typically their stay is six months.
Please consider offering a generous donation. The are tax deductible Tax ID $53-0193361.
Make your check payable to AUSA Vessey Chapter with memo: Polytrauma Gift bags
Mail to: Vessey Chapter, AUSA PO Box 16014 Saint Paul MN 55116
Thank you for your consideration to offer a gift.
Dave Dorman, LTC (Ret) Jill Dorman JoAnn Hardon
Party Co-Chair, Santa Party Co-Chair Party Co-Chair