Military Comfort Kits: to help ease the suffering of wounded warriors

In the article, “The tragic story of 1st Sgt. Jeff McKinney”, author, Kelly Kennedy, addresses the depression and suicide of Sergeant Jeff McKinney, Thousands of US soldiers suffer from “depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other problems. The most difficult issue is to persuade the soldiers to seek help, as they do not want to be seen as weak or feel guilty for abandoning their duty.

During the journey from the battlefield to the hospital, a wounded service member may experience extreme discomfort and difficulty. However, basic personal i tems can significantly enhance the unfortunate experience, and you can ascertain that these items will await the injured individual. Military comfort kits include items such as a phone card, robe, shower shoes, toiletries, calendar and an MP3 gift card.

The cost of one military comfort kit is $50, two comfort kits are $100, four comfort kits are $200, and six comfort kits are $300. 20 military comfort kits cost $1000. If you wish to give a gift to the American Red Cross, the Holiday Giving Campaign catalog can be found here.


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