March 17, 2010
I was lucky enough, and honored to help Operation Shower with their group shower at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. As a volunteer, I witnessed the passion of the OS team, as well as the appreciation from the mothers receiving gifts for their babies.
The specific needs that Operation Shower supports is unprecedented. So many military mothers-to-be are away from family and friends, and don't get the support in the way of traditional showers, during their pregnancy. Operation Shower helps fill this void both emotionally and physically with their group showers, and "showers-in-a-box."
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Seeing the true emotion of the shower recipients, and how grateful they are to know they are not forgotten as their husbands are deployed. It is a tiny way of saying "thank you" for serving our country.
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Volunteer & I acted as the local event coordinator, working closely with the Operation Shower Chief Event Coordinator.