The Returned & Services League of Australia, the RSL & Services Clubs Association and the Department of Defence have joined to establish Operation CARE.
The Operation CARE program, which assists Australia’s troops wounded in Afghanistan, has moved into a new phase following the end of the Afghanistan war. The aim of Operation CARE is to assist wounded Defence personnel and their immediate family to recover from both the physical scars incurred from combat, by providing them some quality time together in a relaxing and stress-free environment. It is also extended to the widows of those servicemen killed in action.
Operation CARE has assisted more than 70 wounded soldiers but is now offering R&R to contemporary veterans being assisted by NSW RSL DefenceCare and Soldier On and members of the 2nd Commando Unit at Holdsworthy. Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club, Blacktown Workers Club and Merrylands RSL Club have donated more than 20 weeks of accommodation in club owned facilities at Urunga, Fingal Bay, Sussex Inlet and Forster to be utilised by contemporary veterans suffering from a variety of issues following the more than 10 year war and general service.
Please click here to view the scheme's brochure.
For more information, please click here to be directed to the RSL & Services Clubs Association website.