$11K donation brings new outdoor community theater to veterans


TRI-CITIES – May 23, 2018 

Veterans being cared for at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Community Living Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee are enjoying a new mobile community theater thanks to a donation from the Armed Forces Families Foundation

AFFF donated a total of $11,146.52 for the purchase and installation of items needed to create fully-accessible indoor and outdoor theater spaces. Additions include an outdoor mobile screen, outdoor and indoor sound systems, a DVD player and associated controls, a multi-media cart and necessary connection cords.

Representatives from AFFF and James H. Quillen VA Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony and movie showing on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The project helps to create a safe, flexible recreation option for residents and provides a venue for them to enjoy theater-quality entertainment with friends and family.

“The mobile theater is exciting for the residents because they can move it outside on the patio on nice days or show a movie indoors when the weather doesn’t cooperate,” said Kristen Schabert, Public Affairs Officer at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. “This type of additional enrichment allows the medical center to continue providing excellent care to our nation’s heroes.”

AFFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives 100 percent of funds raised back to projects that help military families.

“We are incredibly happy to see the completion of this project and honored to provide our nation’s heroes with these added entertainment options. Projects like this one are near and dear to our hearts and wouldn’t happen without the support of our Taco Bell and IHOP sponsors, our volunteers and generous donors,” said Niki Austin, a spokesperson for AFFF.

Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF) is in no way affiliated with the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF)

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