Fort Hood Seeks Donations For Welfare Groups After Shooting

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The army base grappling with the aftermath of its second deadly gun rampage in less than five years has requested donations for military support groups.

Fort Hood posted on its Twitter and Facebook feeds that “gift cards and monetary gifts” were needed most by the local Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation – the U.S. Army’s official division for military well-being.

Although the MWR is a federal organization backed with Congressional funds, it also raises money for local activities and programs.

“Soldiers are entitled to the same quality of life as is afforded the society they are pledged to defend,” the organization says on its website.

Fort Hood said donations were also being accepted by the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) – a private non-profit that supports active soldiers, veterans and related personnel.

- Alastair Jamieson