Lee Health Benefits

Military Support Program
Lee Health

The Lee Health Military Support Program is:

  • Dedicated to supporting our military men and women and their families while deployed.

  • Supporting our returning troops with resume building, VA benefits, job placement, re-adjustment to civilian living.

  • Sustaining our homeless veterans with their needs.

  • Support our local veterans with referrals and assistance.

We need your help in collecting items for the troops. We are sponsoring many troops living out of their backpacks. They have asked us for the following items as where they are located they don’t have access to a PX or a grocery store:

  • Slim Jims
  • Jerky
  • Granola bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Coffee Pods
  • Microwaveable meals (you can find in the same aisle as the soup)
  • Travel size q tips
  • Gum
  • Chapstick
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Meals in a pouch (example – tuna)

85,000 pounds of care packages sent since May 2003. Over 1,015+ local troops and their families supported by our Military Support Program. Any questions? Send an email to: Kim.gaide@leehealth.org We’re not stopping until the last one comes home! Thanks for YOUR support!

Halloween Candy drive 2018

Candy leftover from Halloween? Kids received too much? We can take it off your hands and route it to our troops deployed overseas! Thanks you!

Candy can be donated by dropping off to any of the following locations:

  • Cape Coral - Human resources (south end of Hospital near doctor's offices) 424-3500 or Brenda in Volunteer Services 424-3824.
  • Gulfcoast Hospital - Lori, Administration, 1st floor, 343-0641
  • HealthPark Commons Outpatient Center - 16281 Bass Road, Carol 343-7200
  • Lee Memorial Hospital - Main Lobby, 7am-8pm daily 343-2045
  • Sanctuary Outpatient Building - Surgery Center, 8970 Colonial Center Drive, 343-9614
  • Santa Barbara Campus - Shirley Guinn, Central Business Office, 424-1507
  • Corporate Office - 4211 Metro Parkway, Pat Dolce, 434-8370
  • Interoffice Mail - Military Support LMH

Resources & Documents

Did you know?

LMHS has won several awards! 5 Star Award and Above & Beyond Award from the ESGR!!

  • We started our fundraising in April 2003 with Military Support T-Shirts

  • We send care packages monthly to all troops on our active deployed list

  • 85,000 pounds of packages have been sent from April 2003. Over 1,500 local troops have been sponsored

  • Special Thanks to our Community Supporters, our Employees, and our Volunteers who make it happen!

What does the Military Support Program do?

  • Connected supporters to adopt 17 families for Christmas packages for veteran/ deployed troops family, December 2015.

  • Sponsors Military Appreciation Day – first Saturday of November, held at First Christian Church. Event all about the Vets and their families – Free Daycare Provided, Resumes built while you wait, Social Support Agencies, VA Burial Benefits, Mental Health Benefits, Eligibility and coordination of VA benefits, Job Placement – employers hiring, Colleges and Universities, MASH Unit to include Health Screenings, PSAs, Flu Shots, Hot Showers, Hair Cuts, Dental screenings, Chow Hall for free breakfast and lunch, Widows Benefits, Aid and Attendance for Assisted Living Benefits, and Shop at our free PX.

  • Suite Support for the Military is a program with the Florida Everblades – A veteran or active duty member may sign up for a hockey game and take 9 of his/her best friends, pick one of the catered meals and drinks, and also receive passes for free parking. Call or email the information below for more information.

  • Assist local returning home veterans and their families in getting community resources to them. We have a network of businesses, community organizations, and military supporters that assist us. We also have supplies of wheelchairs and other DME equipment available.

  • Sponsor local troops while on active duty including deployment.

  • Sponsor troops families.

  • Fundraise (Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) for our care package mailing fund and any other needs the troops may have that families may not be able to afford. We are not supported financially by LMHS.

  • Send clipped coupons to over 18 bases stateside and overseas to families who can use the clipped coupons at the PX or on-base store.

  • We send blank greeting cards about 6 weeks before a holiday (Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) so that the troops may forward them on signed to their family. They don’t have a Hallmark store at the corner!

  • Communicates with over 1,200+ military families and supporters to assist our troops with their immediate need: broken ipod replaced and sent in 24 hours, jeep broken down, a family with no food.

  • Built relationships with FPL, Lee County Electric, and Sprint United so utilities of our supported families were not turned off while their loved one were deployed.

Ongoing Fundraisers -

  • Monetary Donations: Make Checks out to:
    LMHS Military Support - P.O. Box 2218, Fort Myers, FL. 33902
    (All Funds Raised goes toward Care Box postage fund)

(239) 343-2045

Military Support Program - P.O. Box 2218
Fort Myers, FL 33902


Email us at: MilitarySupport@LeeMemorial.org