Black Entertainment : Denzel Washington

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  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel was visiting Brook
    Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This
    is where soldiers that have been evacuated from Germany come to be
    hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims. They have buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are almost completely filled most of the time.

    While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one
    of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to
    build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount
    right there on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it. I hope you will spread this story. :fyi:
     
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    Thanks from the Vet.

    From the perspective of a veteran this was an outstanding act of generousity, philanthropy and good old fashioned joyful giving. I just wish it was publicized more about his efforts in our communities. We know he gives back but we just don't hear about it. This is why we must control our own information.


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    You are ever so right, Brother.
     
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