Wounded Warrior Program
The DAR cookie project began when team members from the Wounded Warriors at Nebo, a Fredericksburg, Texas, ministry, began going to the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, to teach card making twice a month. This offers wounded warriors a respite from their daily struggle to recover from injuries and illnesses. It is also a time for warriors and family members/care providers to rest for a while and renew themselves so they can take better care of their wounded warrior. While visiting with the warriors it became apparent that many of them were missing home and the comforts of home. One of those comforts was homemade baked goods. Ladies volunteered to bake cookies so the ministry team could take them homemade cookies. Enter the DAR - members from their group volunteer to bake those cookies and, in fact, have provided homemade cookies twice a month for the past two years. When the cookies are passed out to the warriors at the center, they are told that the cookies are homemade by a local DAR chapter. A smile comes to their face and a voice that says “thank you.” This is just a small way that the lives of those military soldiers who have fought for our freedom can be touched.
For your information, Nebo is the mountain God took Moses to when showing him the Promised Land where the Israelites would find hope and respite from their journey. Deuteronomy 34:1.
In addition, the country home where we first hosted the warriors and their families was at one time the old Nebo school. It was a place where they could find respite from the hectic life on base and feel there is hope in their future.