A fund set up to assist the family of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan is beginning to provide that assistance as donations continue to come in.
The “Wounded Warrior Account” was set up in September by Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair and Arthur State Bank Vice President and Security Officer Roger Bailey to help raise money for the family of Pfc. Kevin Brewington. Brewington lost both legs above the knees and suffered other severe injuries on Sept. 22 when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on patrol in Afghanistan. Brewington, who has been awarded the Purple Heart by the US Army, remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Established with $800 transferred from another military-related account at Arthur State Bank, the Wounded Warrior Account totaled $10,726.80 as of Thursday morning. It was at that point that Bailey said that he and Sinclair wrote the first check on the account for $2,000 to Brewington’s family.
In a telephone interview Friday evening, Brewington’s mother, Deborah Scarborough, expressed her thanks to the people of Union County for their continuing support for her son and his family.
“I want to thank everybody that’s given to the fund and that’s doing the fund raisers,” Scarbrough said. “That’s what sustaining me to be here with my son. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
Scarborough and other members of Brewington’s family including his father, Fred “Fuzz” Brewington, have been at his side since he was at a hospital in Germany and returned with him when he was brought back to America. She said Friday evening that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Kevin underwent surgical procedures called “wash outs” where doctors went in and cleaned out his wounds and changed the bandages. When he returned to the United States, Kevin was placed in ICU, but Scarborough said his condition has improved to the point where he was moved to a regular patient’s ward. She said his room number is 463.
Anyone interested in writing to Kevin may do so by sending all cards and letters to:
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Attn: Kevin Brewington
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20889