Member Message About the Fort Hood Shootings
November 12, 2009
Last Thursday the Central Texas area experienced a horrific event, the shootings at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 40 injured. Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, and Metroplex Healthcare in Killeen, Texas, have received the wounded who need the most critical care.
Glen Cosper, ACFRE, director of development operations and planned giving at Scott & White, and Daphne Mead, foundation manager at Metroplex Health System Foundation, have seen the aftermath up close and been involved in recent fundraising efforts regarding the shooting. Glen wrote to AFP:
Our physicians, critical care teams, chaplains and others have worked tirelessly to provide the lifesaving surgeries, emotional counseling, and other needs of families as they have journeyed from across the U.S. to Temple to be with their sons, daughters, husbands and wives. Presently, two victims still remain in critical condition with family members at their side.
I want to thank the many AFP members who have sent their emails of concern and support for the work being done at Scott & White. Blood donors from across the state have come to Temple and other local blood centers to support the massive amount of blood that has been needed throughout the weekend. Financial donors have responded also. These donors are supporting various needs across our hospital and Operation Homefront, a joint Department of Defense and Scott & White project, aimed at the mental health care of soldiers returning to Fort Hood and their hometowns.
Again, thanks to the hundreds of friends and new friends that have responded. AFP is a great organization and one that we can be proud to be a member.
AFP sends its thoughts and prayers to Glen, Daphne and anyone else affected by the shootings at Fort Hood. Members can send their thoughts and well-wishes to Glen and Daphne at:
Director of Development Operations and Planned Giving
Scott & White Memorial Hospital
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508
Metroplex Health System Fndtn
2201 South Clear Creek Rd
Killeen, TX 76549