Thursday, August 21, 2014

Red Cross & UPS Support Children at VA Hospital

One of the new designated children's activity areas at the Nashville VA Hospital. 

As younger veterans enter the healthcare system, they bring their families to medical appointments and older veterans bring grandchildren. Children often get restless while waiting with their families and the VA Hospital staff recognized the need for easily accessible activities in a designated space. The American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces program, with generous support from UPS, recognized this need and created a solution, entitled “Our Youngest Patriots: Veterans Affairs Military Child Inclusion Project.”

On Thursday, August 14th, the new designated children’s activity areas were revealed at the Nashville VA Hospital. The “busy fingers mobile cart” offers a variety of small toys, puzzles, crayons and coloring books to keep kids occupied. There is also a child-size magnet table and chairs along with many books to choose from.

The American Red Cross is proud to serve our youngest patriots. We appreciate the kind support of UPS, who made this project possible. 

The Memphis VA Hospital will also receive a donation of activities for children for their waiting area.

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