Hi All! Most of us are all busy getting ready for a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner and here in San Diego, we have families from all over the country in our midst who, unfortunately, are not so lucky. They are at their loved ones bedside as they assist them in recovering from sometimes devastating injuries suffered during the war in Iraq.
I need a means to get the word out about an idea that my friends and I are working on. These families of military members who were injured and being treated at Naval Medical Center Balboa here in San Diego are someone that we want to help and thought, MAYBE YOU DO TOO? They are staying at a facility called Fisher House. Much like the concept of the Ronald McDonald house, these families have a free place to stay while their injured family member receives treatment for their injuries. See the website which describes this service in more detail Fisher House
Julie (SanDiegoTravelTips) and Caron (SanDiegoFoodStuff) are going to help coordinate getting our San Diego Food Blogging friends to help provide a “touch of home” for them during this holiday season.
So, if you are in San Diego and would like to help, please contact me (or Julie or Caron) by leaving a comment. We need enough cookies or cupcakes or baked goods to feed about 30-35 people (that would be 2 platters of at least 18 cookies on each platter, dish, bowl, etc.). I spoke to a lovely lady named Belle who is the manager there. She said they are at full capacity and there are 2 separate houses, so that is why I would need them separated onto two different platters. Please put in a container that you don’t want back. She said that because it is a Naval Hospital that civilians can access it with a valid Drivers License. Let me know if you will participate so we can spread it out during the holidays.
I am leaving town to go tend to a sick Aunt and will be in touch via laptop. We want to continue this through the holidays, so THANK YOU San Diegans for helping out!!!!