Chapter Chatter: Santa Margarita Chapter Cooks for Camp Pendleton’s Fisher House

Santa Margarita Chapter members, joined by Kris Wood, National Chair DAR Service to Veterans Committee, met at Fisher House on Camp Pendleton to cook a meal for the residents. The chapter currently does this three times per year, with Linda Ramos leading the way. A main course, vegetable and dessert are prepared in the beautiful kitchen and left for residents to partake of at their convenience.

Fisher House is a home away from home for military families receiving service at the Naval Hospital on base. Eight suites are available, at no cost to the service personnel or their families. Child care is provided on base for those who need it while the service member is receiving treatment.

In addition to the meals, members donate bottled water, computer needs, cleaning supplies, hot pads and towels for the kitchen, frozen meals that can be heated quickly, and toiletries. It was a pleasure to have Kris join us and see what good things the Santa Margarita Chapter is doing for our military personnel and veterans.

Photo L to R: Alida Woodward, Kris Wood, Wanda Prosser, Jacquie Berzins, Janet Giovannetti, Linda Ramos, Charla Boodry

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