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SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA

DONATE YOUR GENTLY USED MP3 PLAYER OR IPOD AND IT WILL BE SENT TO A WOUNDED OR ILL VETERAN OR SOLDIER IN ONE OF THE MANY VETERAN OR MILITARY HOSPITALS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Music has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing psycho physiologic stress, pain, and anxiety. It also helps to filter out unpleasant and unfamiliar sounds associated with hospitalization. Sometimes the needs for excessive medication are reduced and the side effects of the medication are reduced. For centuries, music and medicine have been linked together.

In essence, music can be a stress responder and relaxation is promoted, and the body is returned to a healthier balance. Music helps improve mood and even mobility, reduce the need for sedatives and pain relievers during and after surgery, decrease nausea, lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety, and even ease depression. Music soothes the soul.

As President of The Silver Star Families of America, it is my pleasure to see the great undertakings our organization has provided for our wounded and ill Veterans. Our new WHAM program is especially near to my heart as I see the great influence music has on my husband, who is also a wounded and ill Veteran.

Music is a natural source of distraction and listening to music every day can have a big impact on both the physical and emotional well-being of our wounded and ill and especially those who suffer PTS. In short, music makes your brain happy and helps to improve the emotional state of mind.

So won't you please help us to help our wounded and ill and injured by donating your gently used IPOD or MP3 player that might just be sitting in your drawer? We will gladly accept new ones also.

Please remember that all used IPODs and MP3 players must be in good working condition and must have a USB cable and headphones. There is someone out there that will truly benefit from your donation.

For questions or information
Contact Steve Newton

To donate IPOD or MP3 Player mail to:
SSFOA
525 Cave Hollow Road
Clever, MO 65631

(A receipt for your donation will be mailed to you upon receipt of donation)

Sincerely,
Silver Star Families of America


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GAMES/PORTABLE DVD PLAYERS FOR WOUNDED AND ILL
"Poly Trauma patients enjoy the games, and increase their hand eye coordination," said Steve Newton, Co-founder of The Silver Star Families of America. An article on The Washington Post site quotes the folks at Walter Reed hospital in DC, who report that videogames make excellent therapy sessions for soldiers wounded in the Iraq conflict. In addition to the obvious medical benefits of refining motor control via controllers, the entertainment allows soldiers to reconnect to experiences they may have had prior to their combat experiences. Therapists see the games benefiting patients with nearly any kind of injury, including patients with traumatic brain injuries. Co sponsored by Soldier Angels.

PROGRAM SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS. PROGRAM WILL RESUME AS FUNDS INCREASE.

HONORING HUNGRY HEROES
McDonalds and Taco Bell gift cards treat our Wounded Heroes to a meal or two at these restaurants and possibly their family too. Wounded or family member may request Food Cards during your hospital stay.

SILVER STAR FAMILIES WRITING TEAM
SSFOA members join together in supporting our wounded and ill overseas, statewide and in Veterans hospitals and homes with letters and cards.

REMEMBRANCE OF SERVICE
(Thank you to non-wounded)
The Silver Star Families of America and the Thank You Foundation wish to say THANK YOU to our many Patriots who have been wounded while actively serving the United States of America by presenting them with a Certificate

COMFORT FOR HOSPICE
A program operated by our Chaplain that sends Prayer Blankets to our dying veterans.

FEEDING HUNGRY HEROES
Providing VA coupon books for the homeless

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