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Support Operation Mend

How does your support help?

Support Operation MendSince our first day, Operation Mend has been a donor supported program. Without the backing of generous people like you, our mission would have ended long ago. Operation Mend is seeking funding from individuals, corporations, and other foundations to continue this groundbreaking work and to extend its services.

We leave no stone unturned when caring for our wounded warriors. In addition to the medical and surgical costs associated with their holistic care, Operation Mend provides financial support to cover the costs of transportation to and from our facilities, housing for the patients and their families, meals, as well as any kind of care coordination.

We want our patients to feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment they become a part of our family, and with your support we can continue to do just that.

How can you support the Operation Mend Program?

There are a number of ways to support Operation Mend. To discuss in detail ways your gift can make an impact, or for more information on these great opportunities, please contact Brian Loew, Director of Development.

Financial Support
No gift is too small and they will have an immediate impact, as the care of these brave men and women is ongoing. Your contribution through a gift or pledge will help to cover the costs associated with the return of their health and well-being at UCLA.

Click here to donate online »

If you would prefer to send your donation by fax or mail, please print the online donation page.

Host an Event
We are fortunate and grateful to have compassionate individuals, community organizations, and companies that wish to support the mission of UCLA Operation Mend by hosting their own fundraising event. Examples include bake sales, car washes, and golf tournaments. The success of your event means a lot to us. If you are interested in selecting UCLA Operation Mend as the beneficiary of your fundraising event, please review our Community Event Guidelines and submit the Community Events Request Form to UCLA Health Sciences Development.

During their stay in Los Angeles, our service members and their families are housed at the Tiverton House in Westwood. During recovery, their spouses, children, and/or friends with whom they travel will stay with us for an average of 8 days. We seek to make their experience not only as warm and loving as possible, but also entertaining. Gifts, similar to the items listed below, help to make the stay for the whole family more comfortable and less daunting:

  • DVD Players, and DVDs of current and classic movies
  • Electronic Games
  • Books: Adult and children’s books, new best sellers, comic books, etc.
  • Entertainment Opportunities: Passes to movies, tickets to live TV tapings, visits to movie sets, sporting events, museums, etc.
  • Gift cards to In n’ Out Burger, Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Jersey Mike’s, Target, and to other restaurants within walking distances in Westwood Village.

Getting Involved
Your support can go far beyond dollars. The gift of your time, care, and support can be a lasting impact on our veterans and their families. For many who travel from across the country to receive treatment, this is their (and their family’s) first trip to Los Angeles. What better way to ease that transition than by having a local person (or family) to provide a friendly face and a warm welcome during their stay. Using the resources at your disposal, you can help this transitional time become an enjoyable one for all involved.

Find out more about how to get involved with the Buddy Program here.

For any questions or to find out more information about how you can help, please contact:

Brian Loew
Director of Development, Patient Programs
UCLA Health Sciences
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3132
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784
310-794-7620 (phone) 310-206-3942 (fax)
Email: bloew@support.ucla.edu

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