Monthly Operation Helping Hand Dinner

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/15/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital

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Each month, we gather for a Dinner to honor and praise our poly trauma patients, both those presently in the VA Hospital and those “out patients” that are residing outside of the Hospital and still undergoing Hospital treatments.

Whether they are still on active duty OR are discharged or retired, as long as they have served OIF or OEF (meaning they have served in Iraq or Afghanistan), Operation Helping Hand will help them in any way possible.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND OUR CATERERS!

 

 

DESSERTS PROVIDED BY:

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

All of our wounded/injured patients attending and their families will receive a gift bag as part of our appreciation.

Gift Bags stocked and assembled by Ms. Kathy Silah

Music provided by Bob Moore

THIS MONTH, WE ARE JOINING OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN A FOOD DRIVE BENEFITING:

Along with the following organizations, Operation Helping Hand Tampa is proud to support Community Food Pantry of Carrollwood.

We ask that you help support this effort by bringing a non perishable food item to our November Dinner.

Thank you to all of our community partners in this effort!

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES:

1)  Our dinner announcement list continues to grow, and we are averaging approximately 250-300 attendees at each dinner.  Please plan to come early, enjoy the evening, and meet our wounded/injured heroes and their  families.
AND PLEASE REMEMBER….OUR DINNERS ARE NOT THE PLACE TO NETWORK OR PUSH YOUR PRODUCTS OR BUSINESS SERVICES.
2)  A special request: On arrival, it would be most appreciated if you would be seated as soon as possible rather than congregating in the entry area.  Congestion in the entry area has caused serving problems, and delay in getting the evening’s program started.  Your cooperation would be most appreciated!
3)  Please realize that this dinner is not intended for your personal socializing.  GET UP AND MEET THESE HEROES, AND THANK THEM FOR ALL THEY’VE DONE FOR US!  Your efforts in this regard would be most appreciated.
4)   If you are receiving these announcements, have a  comment or email change, or would rather be removed from our mailing list, please let us know.
5)   This announcement is not for publication in daily and weekly newspapers.  However, it may be published in daily command  military emails or bulletins.
6)   There is NO COST for dinner attendees, and NO RSVP is required unless you plan to bring a group of four or more. If this is the case, please let us know via email.

 

Location

James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

General driving directions to the James A. Haley VA Hospital SCI Building

THE LIVINGSTON GATE IS NOW OPEN

From I-275: 

Coming NORTH: From 275, exit at Fletcher.  Take Fletcher east to stop light at LIVINGSTON AVE.

Turn right and proceed straight ahead on LIVINGSTON into the VA Hospital grounds.

Coming SOUTH: From 275, exit at Fletcher. Take Fletcher east, to stop light at LIVINGSTON AVE.

Turn right and proceed straight ahead into the VA Hospital grounds.

From I-75:

Coming NORTH: From 75, exit at Fletcher. Take Fletcher west, past the light at Bruce B. Downs to stop light at LIVINGSTON AVE.

Turn left and proceed straight ahead into the VA Hospital grounds.

Coming SOUTH: From 75, exit at Fletcher. Take Fletcher west, past the light at Bruce B. Downs to stop light at LIVINGSTON.

Turn left and proceed straight ahead into the VA Hospital grounds.

PARKING

Park in the garage which is the large 5-story building on the right.

From the 5-story parking garage, we will have drivers and golf carts available after 5:15 PM to carry our attendees from the garage to the SCI building’s new entrance.

Please use the golf carts for your ride over to the SCI building, and note that Operation Helping Hand has provided four golf carts to the hospital. If you’re lucky you’ll get to ride in one of the Operation Helping Hand’s golf carts!

OR

The SCI parking lot is available on the right after passing the parking garage or in the lot to the left adjacent to the SCI building.