2018 3rd Issue Newsletter

Volume 15 Issue 3

Inside this issue:

  • Goodbyes are Never Easy
  • Troop Thanks
  • Donation Challenge
  • LHCP Welcomes New Treasurer
  • 2018 Sponsors (Sep— Dec)
  • Honorees for 3 rd Issue 2018
  • 2018 Sep-Dec Shipping Statistics
  • Unit Needs Continue

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Goodbyes are Never Easy

It is with saddened hearts, but much love, that we say goodbye to our steadfast treasurer, Sharon Buck. After fourteen years of service to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project, Sharon has decided to step down.

Sharon came to LHCP in the beginning and has been the one and only treasurer all these years. She lent her expertise and effort in getting LHCP its non-profit status. She kept up with the special registrations needed for certain states. Basically, LHCP would never have been able to help all the people it has helped without Sharon working in the background!

The LHCP board will truly miss Sharon’s presence! “[Sharon’s] skills as a Treasurer are the best I have ever seen. She has been so faithful about keeping LHCP on the good side of the IRS. She stays up to date with the state registrations and all of the financial data… I would not have been able to complete the Annual Report each year without her attention to detail. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her during my time with LHCP,” commented Donna Bolen, Vice President, when asked about Sharon. Karen Grimord, LHCP President, says, “It is a sad day. She has touched more lives than we can imagine.”

On a personal level, I worked with Sharon on the board for five years. She was so helpful and welcoming when I came in, knowing nothing. She’s such a lovely person, always giving of herself—above and beyond what is asked.

There is a silver lining in this cloud of goodbye, she’s not going far, Sharon will still stay a part of LHCP and continue to support our mission. Sharon, for all you’ve done, all you’ve given these many years, all of us at LHCP thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Maria Waddell, Editor

Troop Thanks

How are you? Happy holidays!! I wanted to let you know that we have received all of your recent packages. It was a nice treat to receive the fleece blankets, coffee, flags and additional care packages. The soldiers and myself truly appreciate all of your team’s efforts with putting these together. If there is anything we can do in return to show our gratitude, please let me know. Thank you again.

Platoon Sergeant, FBS

Donation Challenge

One of LHCP’s largest sponsors has set a challenge for all supporters. Through February 28, 2019, they will match every dollar contributed up
to $15,000! Please be generous in your donations! The amount of good that LHCP could do with $30,000 is unimaginable! See page 4 for where to send checks or how to donate online. Tell all your friends and family!

LHCP would love to have you or your organization sponsor a fundraising event to support the LHCP mission to provide comfort and care items to sick, injured or wounded military services members overseas. If your organization is interested, please contact Karen Grimord at 540-286-1512.

LHCP Welcomes New Treasurer

As we must say goodbye to our long-time Treasurer, Sharon, we get to say a big hello and welcome to Sherry Karlson! Sherry has been a supporter of LHCP for many years, but now she is stepping into the position of Treasurer.

Sherry grew up in Clinton MD, the oldest daughter of a Navy Veteran. She graduated High School in 1979 and met her husband in 1985 when he was stationed at the Pentagon. They married in March 1987. She moved around the world with her husband while he was stationed in Naples Italy, Travis Air Force Base (AFB) and Keesler AFB. At each duty station, she was involved in a variety of organization activities and was a mentor to younger families. In the summer of 1998, her husband retired from the Air Force and they settled in Woodbridge, VA

Looking for the sense of belonging that comes with the military lifestyle, she joined the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in 2002. Sherry quickly became active and served as the 2nd Vice President where she was responsible for fundraising and was named as the “Lady of the Year” for the Auxiliary Unit. She subsequently served as 1 st Vice President where she was responsible for membership, and then the Unit President for the 1st of five separate terms of service. She has also been named the Auxiliary Lady of the
Year for the Department of Virginia in 2007-2008. She went on to serve as District President and Chairwomen of the Americanism committee for the Department of Virginia.

It’s obvious that Sherry has the fortitude and experience to be a tremendous support to LHCP as she steps into the position of Treasurer. Please be sure to send her a big welcome! You may reach her by email at treasurer@lhcp.us.

With Gratitude to Our Generous Sponsors

2018 Sponsors—September through December

Individuals and Families

Anderson, G., IN
Anderson, S., IN
Apycholski, C., MS
Arseculeratne, R., VA
Badgley, B., MI
Badgley, J., MI
Bath, M., AL
Bolen, D., SC
Breidel, G., MN
Buck, S., AL
Bujorian, R., TN
Burkel, D., MN
Byrnes, E., PA
Chan, C., CA
Clawson, D. & D., WI
Crist, M., TN
Driskill, T, TX
Eanes, L., VA
Elledge, C., MS
Gittelman, S., KS
Granquist, K., SD
Grimord, D., NC
Grimord, K., VA
Hansen, L., VA
Howard, R., VA
Jansen, S., MO
Javor, TN
Jones, S. & M., WI
Kelly, P., CA
Kuckuk, C., WI
Kurzenknabe, G., PA
Lambert, R., MD
Lane, D. & F., CA
Lienczewski, E., MI
Mann, A., NY
Marion, D., TX
May, D., KY
McAlister, J., TN
McCarthy, W., VA
McKay, A., AZ
Nelson, D., KS
Nichols, H., TN
O’Brien, B., PA
O’Neill, M., Unk.
Osgood, J., APO-AE
Ownby, L., TN
Pasternak, J., VA
Pemberton, J., MI
Pineau, B., France
Reynolds, M., OK
Rivers, C., AR
Roberts, R., TN
Sanders Family, Unk.
Sann, R., DC
Seljeskog, M., SD
Serafini, M., CT
Smith, E., FL
Waddell, C., NC
Spiedlt, J., ID
Waddell, M., NC
Stanley, L., MN
Steinman, M., NV
Weaver, J., TN
Wolfe, F., CA
Stutts, T., TN
Wolford, C., PA
Vasquez, S., T

Businesses and Organizations

Amer Leg Aux Unit 62, AZ
Amer Leg Aux Unit 180, VA
Amer Leg Aux Unit 290, VA
Amer Leg Aux Unit 364, VA
Amer Leg Aux Unit 428, WI
Amer Leg Aux Unit 1976, VA
Amer Leg Post 2, WI
Amer Leg Post 326, TX
Amer Leg Post 521, WI
Amer Leg Riders Post 189, NY
Benevity Fund, Canada
Betty Crocker, VA
Beyond the Call of Duty Ministries, FL
Brandl Farms, WI
Daughters of Amer Rev, TN
Doc’s Harley Davidson, WI
Gateway Technical College, WI
Girls Nation, IL
Goodshop, CA
Grace Chapel LLC, TN
Holy Family R. C. Congregation, IL
Hillsboro Athens LLC, TN
IHL Services Inc., TN
Network for Good, DC
Sons of American Legion Squadron 189, NY
Standard Textile, OH
United Way of California Region, CA
Wolf River HOG Chapter, W

Honorees for 3rd Issue 2018 Shipments

Army Spc. Emilio J. CampoArmy Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis
Army Spc. Emilio J. Campo
Army Spc. Emilio J. Campo

Died 6 June 2011 while serving during Operation New Dawn. 20, of Madelia, MN., assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Field Art. Reg, 2nd HB Combat Team, 1st Infantry Div., Fort Riley, KS.; died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire in Baghdad.

Army Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis
Army Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis

Died 15 July 2011 while serving during OEF. 40, of Rapid City, SD.; assigned to 1st Squad, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brig. Combat Team, 4th Inf Div, Fort Carson, CO; died in Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Army Spc. Mark J. DownerArmy Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt
Army Spc. Mark J. Downer
Army Spc. Mark J. Downer

Army Spc. Mark J. DownerDied 5 August 2011 while serving during OEF. 23, of Warner Robins, GA; a combat medic assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Inf Reg, 3rd Brig. Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY; died in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Army Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt
Army Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt

Died 30 May 2004 while serving during OIF. 23, of Lowell, MI.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Musayyib, Iraq.

2018 Sept-Dec Shipping Statistics

CountryWeightCostBoxes Shipped
Afghanistan328.93$593.45 11


Now you can make a monetary donation so easy using PayPal! Go to PayPal.com and send your donation to treasurer@lhcp.us and type in Landstuhl Hospital Care Project when asked for a name. Please include your address. We will send a letter of thanks for your tax-deductible donation.

Unit Needs Continue

At this time, LHCP is placing focus on receiving monetary donations. Unit needs are fluid, and we can quickly respond using cash donations to purchase requested items.

Please make checks payable to the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.

Please mail your packages and/or checks to:

LHCP President
Attn: Karen Grimord
29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA 22556

LHCP is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

LHCP Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

GuideStar USA
GuideStar USA

STAFFORD, VA—Landstuhl Hospital Care Project has earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

In accordance with LHCP’s long-held belief in being transparent about our work,  we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media.”

To reach the Platinum level, the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, LHCP has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.

The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project encourages you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” LHCP is thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale.”

Since 2005 the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project has been providing comfort and relief items for U.S. military members who become sick, injured or wounded from service and deployed members around the globe.

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

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News Contact:

President Karen Grimord
29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA 22556
(877) 999-8322

Donation Request

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project Fund Raiser  (download PDF)

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA 22556

Dear Friend,

Once again, we are asking for your help. We are seeking donations to help us fulfill our mission to provide comfort and care items to Soldiers, Sailors Airmen, and Marines who become wounded, sick, or injured and the medical staff caring for them. LHCP is currently supporting nine units, deployed in combat areas, by assisting them with comfort and care items.

Our major contributor has presented LHCP and its sponsors with a challenge for increasing donations over the next two months. They have committed to match every dollar that we raise from now until 28 February 2019 up to $15,000. We could possibly raise $30,000 by the end of February  2019 if we can meet this challenge.

Please consider making a donation to help us meet our mission needs and to support our men and women in uniform. You can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) that continues through the middle of January 2019. If asked to donate to the CFC at work, please consider supporting LHCP. Our designation code is 12282.

Have you considered making a monthly pledge? No donation is too small. It will be matched 100%. Please send your donation to:

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA 22556

You can donate online in several ways. PayPal is easy. Go to www.paypal.com and send your donation to treasurer@LHCP.US and then type in Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. If you visit our website, you can donate through Click and Pledge or Give Direct. In addition, we accept vehicle donations as a tax-deductible donation. Moreover, when you order from Amazon, please list Landstuhl Hospital Care Project as your charity through Amazon Smile and a percentage of your order will be donated to LHCP. Every one of these methods will be matched 100%.

Finally, please ask at work how you can donate through corporate matching programs established with your workplace giving programs. Many times corporations will match your donation 100%. Then our contributor will match that 100%. It is a “win-win” for LHCP and the troops we support. With your generosity, LHCP will be able to continue to provide comfort and care to our many service members serving our country so far from home.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Very respectfully,
Sharon Buck
LHCP Treasurer

LHCP is a 2018 Combined Federal Campaign Charity (CFC.) Code #12282

In accordance with IRS requirements, we acknowledge that no goods or services of significant value were given to you in exchange for your support. Donations to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) are tax-deductible under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. LHCP will never sell, trade, or share your personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations without your express consent. Supporting America’s Largest Overseas U. S. Military Hospital and Combat Support Hospitals in Afghanistan and the Middle East LHCP is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit charitable organization.

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