Friday, November 6, 2009

How You Can Help the Fort Hood Soldiers and Families

*Update* Chaplains are accepting donations to assist Fort Hood Soldiers and Families. Checks can be mailed to:

Chaplain's Funds Office
761st Tank Bn, Bldg 44
Fort Hood, TX 76544

Please annotate the memo line with: Fort Hood Tragedy

11/06/09 @ 9:30 AM - We know that so many of you want to show your support for our Ft. Hood Soldiers and their families. Earlier this morning we spoke with the Fort Hood Public Affairs Officer and they stated that though no official statement had been released on how civilians can extend their support they believed it was ok to send cards and letters. If this is something you would like to do, we kindly ask that you keep all messages positive and upbeat and send them to:

Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone
Bldg. 1001, Room W105
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave.
Fort Hood, TX 76544-5005

You may also leave your messages of support for Ft. Hood Soldiers and their families at:

Fort Hood's Facebook Page
Fort Hood's Twitter Page

Whether you're local or not, another way you can show support for those in need is to donate blood to the Red Cross.

For news and information on Fort Hood see:

The Fort Hood Website:
The Fort Hood Newspaper:
The Statesman Newspaper: and on twitter at: @FtHoodShootings @statesman

Fort Hood Sentinel - the post's hometown newspaper a weekly commercial enterprise newspaper published by the III Corps Public Affairs Office. Articles come from all levels of command. Distribution is made post-wide, as well as to selected major shopping areas in the local communities.

Fort Hood on the Web - Your first stop for information about Fort Hood services and so much more is via the Internet. The site is your gateway to a variety of sites and services of interest to Soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families.

Hood Happenings - Fort Hood FMWR's monthly magazine contains detailed information about events, classes and recreational activities on post. Pick up your issue at any FMWR facility, or other high traffic areas across post.

FMWR Online - More information about FMWR programs can be found online. The site features up-to-date, in-depth information about a myriad of facilities and programs, as well as prices, phone numbers, location and links to other useful Army Websites.

Other military news sources:

(Photo credit Michael Heckman, III Corps PAO)

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Heather D said...

Thank you for posting this info, I am spreading the word through all my platforms!

Anonymous said...

From Twitter and San Antonio, TX, TV station:
"ksatnews RT @RedCross: Thx to our donors we were able to support hosp's near Ft Hood. All emergency blood needs have been met: about 1 hour ago"

Tweet originated with American Red Cross (ARC) headquarters in DC.

Please note that some ARC chapters do not take blood donations. In San Antonio, the service is provided by South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

--A former ARC volunteer