We are happy to keep bringing you Hugs Across America news, highlight activities of our volunteers and create a fun place for our visitors, supporters and friends of our mission.
Port Washington, NY Fire Department went to three military bases just before Christmas, visiting wounded soldiers at Camp Lejeune, FortBragg, Bethesda Hospital, and the Fisher Houses associated with these facilities. (The Fisher Houses are like Ronald Mc Donald Houses at local hospitals. They provide a comfortable place for families to stay while their wounded soldiers recover from war injuries.) The Fire Dept members brought over 180 teddy bears to soldiers and their family members from Hugs Across America. “It was great to see the reaction of the children and their parents when given such special hugs, “ said James Pemrose, a Port fireman. We called our effort “The Red Line”, because it was made up of 41 different FD from across Nassau County in Long Island, NY.
We are so grateful to you and your organization for the great stuffed animals that you provide for the children during the Holidays.
They are a God sent for the kids here. They have helped foster a sense of love and safety for our children especially during the challenging holiday times (when some of the kids don’t have family come to visit them while they are in the hospital)
Kings County Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has used your gifts for patients who suffer from PTSD and depression due to trauma (sexual, physical abuse or neglect or domestic violence) They have been a GREAT source of self soothing and comfort for these patients who often times use self- mutilation or other forms of self-harm to express their pain and suffering. The stuffed animals help them relax and feel cared for and loved.
We do so appreciate your effort to bring these children some hope.
Join Hugs Across America and friends for our annual cocktail party on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. 455 Main Street, Port Washington, NY.
Cost is $100 per person and includes buffet dinner, open wine bar and silent auction. This is our annual fundraiser with proceeds to support our program.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
10 – 1 pm
90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset
Kids FREE, Adults $5 PP
Help us comfort kids in crisis!
Our local kids need your help too!
❤ kids music ❤ face painting
❤ bouncy castle ❤ crafts
❤ balloon animals ❤ games ❤ raffles