Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE)

WISH LIST: $100: 1 gift pack for a wounded soldier; $500: 10 video games or DVDs for the library; $2500: a picnic for 150 soldiers and their families

To those wounded overseas, Comfort for America's Uniformed Services sends a clear message: we deeply appreciate your sacrifice. Believing that no one should go into combat wondering how he or she will be treated if injured, CAUSE ensures that recuperating service members have opportunities for recreation and social interaction (both key to combating isolation and depression) and receive concrete signs of appreciation for all that they have done. At seven medical centers, including Walter Reed in DC, CAUSE distributes "gift packs" of both personal items and fun luxuries and runs a digital entertainment library stocked with no-cost DVDs and video games often the only source of free entertainment on post. For both service members and their families, CAUSE also sponsors a massage and Reiki program, Sunday brunches and picnics, home-cooked dinners, and live broadcasts of sporting events; a Game Cart brings movies and gaming directly to soldiers who cannot yet leave their beds. Those dealing with life-altering injuries need normalcy, relaxation, and the comfort of friends. Please support this worthy CAUSE.