A few missions back, we sent out cards to the vets that Veteran's Last Patrol works with. I recently learned that one of their volunteers could use some 'get well' messages from all of us. Here is what Veteran's Last Patrol founder, Claude Schmid shared with me about Art Allum:
One of Last Patrol's earliest volunteers, Art Allum, has been a rock and a gentleman. Art's a submariner who did 20 years in the Navy. He visits veterans in hospice to provide that end-of-life friendship we're all about. He's also gone the extra mile to help at least one track down an important personal record. Beyond that, Art has made food can goods deliveries to veterans unable to leave their homes, he's participated in numerous honor ceremonies, and has driven disabled, solitary veterans to medical appointments. (The last two have been over 100 miles away.)
Unfortunately, a few weeks ago Art went in for emergency heart surgery. His recovery was touch and go for a week, but now he's roaring back. He's already cutting his grass. And this afternoon he says to me on the phone: "Let me know what I can do to help. I'm ready."
I highly doubt Mr. Allum would ever ask for praise or recognition - but that's all the more of a reason to flood his mailbox with continued prayers for his full recovery and gratitude for his service. He is a great example of selfless service by his continued commitment to serve and support his fellow veterans.
Send your cards on or before August 19th to:
Veteran's Last Patrol
attn: Art Allum
140B Venture Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29304