$700 was raised at the July, 2015 ROA/ROAL National Convention in Washington DC through hand-made items.  Material was obtained by Deena Reem-Robinson and her husband, Ken Robinson, and was magically transformed into aprons, baskets, bags, napkins, quilted pads, and other items by Anne Groskreutz, ROAL National Parliamentarian.  Thanks to all who made the items to sell;  all who worked at the ROAL booth, and all who bought at the ROA/ROAL Convention!

The check was delivered by ROAL members Loraine Campbell and her husband Kim Campbell and Elaine Lynn to the Warrior and Family Support Center at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas on 10 December 2015 .  [See Photo]

The Warrior and Family Support Center was started in 2003 in an old barrack building by Judith Markelz and an army of volunteers. Judith Markelz remains the energetic director today! A new state-of-the-art facility was built through donated monies in 2008 and has serviced hundreds of wounded military and their families since the beginning.  There are now 13 acres that have been developed with children areas, golf putting green, exercise and walking paths.  Read about them: