Kevin Knappins, Program Ministry Director from our Sandusky, Ohio Salvation Army emailed this statement about the MP3 players at their 500 bed Retirement facility:
“The veterans are really enjoying them, the volunteers are downloading individual programming for each veteran. We presented the MP3 players on Veterans Day – we were able to show God’s love and see it reflected in the eyes of those we serve. It has been a blessing all around.”
Mr. Knappins reports that the retired veterans are continuously thanking us. Going on visitation at the Sandusky VA retirement facility and watching the veterans with their MP3 players is such a joy!
Louis B. Stokes Veteran’s Hospital:
The Cleveland VA Hospital has been so grateful for the MP3 players. Some patients have been discharged and kept their MP3 players close by them. They have learned to work them and are amazed that they “got it.” One veteran says he carries his with him wherever he goes. The Cleveland Louis B. Stokes Hospital personnel indicates how meaningful and useful they have been for use in the chemotherapy lab. The veterans are able to somewhat relax as they are going through their treatment.
God Bless You and thank you!!!!
Major Diana Capanna, BSW, ACSW
THE SALVATION ARMY
The Philadelphia, PA VA
They were a hit with the veterans. They love them & use them all the time. They were really happy!
Brooklyn, NY VA
Yes, things went really well with the mp3 players! The veterans were so very glad to receive them and were thrilled by the nice additional gift. In fact, after we ran out we had people coming up and asking if there were more. So to say they were a hit would be an understatement.