Eagle Scout project to help wounded warriors

Nate Cairney
Kaiserslautern American

A local Boy Scout is holding a supply drive for the Wounded Warrior
Ministry Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday. The event will take place in front of the Vogelweh Base

According to David Ross, who is holding the event as part of his Eagle
Scout project, the supply drive will collect items for people who are
medically evacuated here from downrange. Evacuees usually only have the
clothes on their back when they arrive at Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center. Because of this, wounded servicemembers have to buy clothes or
have them provided.

The WWMC, however, provides – among other things – duffel bags,
clothing, footwear, blankets, toiletries, winter clothing items, phone
cards and DVDs. They also supply clothes and other items on an “as
needed” basis for family members who come to visit their spouse,
parent, son or

 According to David, the drive hopes to acquire the following items (all items must be new) for the WWMC:

• Sweat pants and shirts: S, M, L, and XL in black, gray, or navy
• PT-type (such as Hanes, etc.) shorts: S, M, L, and XL in black, gray, or navy
• Boxer-briefs (long men’s brief): S, M, L, and XL in darker colors
• White undershirts: M, L, and XL
• T-shirts (plain color or with modest message: M, L, and XL
• Black backpacks
• Ankle-length (only) white athletic socks
• Men’s and women’s slippers
• Men’s lounge pants for inpatients: S, M, L, and XL in darker colors or plaids
• Gold Bond (or similar type) foot and body powder
• Nail clippers
• Toothbrushes (soft, individually wrapped)
• Plastic toothbrush travel holders
• Mouthwash (travel size)
• Dandruff shampoo (travel size is best)
• Double and triple-bladed razors
• Mint and cinnamon chewing gum
• Bar soap and plastic bar soap travel containers
• Q-tips

Everything the WWMC gives out is donated, so the entire operation depends on people giving clothing and other items.
For more information, contact David Ross at 06374-994-923.