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Supporting our Troops

From toiletries to candy, even letters—“They always get socks. We always send toilet paper. We always send beef jerky in the summer. Girl Scout cookies, they always get that in March. We don’t buy anything. Everything is by donation,” said Kim Gaide, community outreach program coordinator with Lee Health. In addition to the supplies, the space is also donated. “I am very grateful that Lee Health is able to let me do what I need to do so that we can take care of our deployed servicemen and women and our families,” said Gaide. The Military Support Program started at Lee Health in 2003 with the focus of supporting the military, their families, and the thousands of veterans in Lee County. “We send the care boxes every month. They can go anywhere from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, on the ships, in the subs, in the air, wherever they are if we have an address those boxes will catch up to them,” she said. Since 2003, 1,500 local troops have received care packages—each filled with necessities and gifts from home. “I think they look forward to it. I know we’ve got some really nice thank you notes,” said Jane Wylie, a volunteer for the program. Wylie has volunteered for years—and like many involved, her passion for the program is personal. “My dad was in World War II, my husband was in the reserves during Vietnam, and my son is an active duty Marine. I’ve always found the military is just a way to give back to them and to what they have done for our country.” A unique program designed to serve those who serve us. View More Health Matters video segments at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit