SUITLAND, Md. -- Andrews Federal Credit Union helped transform the Warrior Transition Unit located in Wiesbaden, Germany into more of a comfortable retreat for recuperating soldiers.
WTUs were launched to help soldiers with injuries that will need care for six months or longer.
When Andrews Federal Overseas Regional Manager Cynthia Alvarado learned several local organizations and companies were sponsoring rooms for soldiers at the local WTU, she immediately knew Andrews Federal had to participate.
Members of the Andrews Federal branch in Wiesbaden, Germany began a one-day mission in true "Extreme Home Makeover" style to shop for home furnishings to decorate the room, which was only furnished with a bed, dresser, and television. After spending over $1,700, they had purchased bedding, picture frames, toiletries, rugs, desk supplies, and snacks to make the room feel more welcoming.
Many of the soldiers who were sent to this WTU were deployed to Iraq and would need to stay for several months while they recover before either returning to Iraq or being discharged.
As a result of the outpouring of complaints received on the treatment of soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., WTUs were launched to help soldiers with injuries that will need care for six months or longer.