About the Foundation
The Al Barry Foundation was created in memory of Lt. Colonel Albert P. Barry, USMC, Retired (1936-2007) to honor his service to Country, love of family, friends and the U.S. Marine Corps, and for his courageous battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer). In response to one of Al's last wishes to help others -- because so many had helped Al and Liz during his year-long treatments - - the Foundation was formed to first help Wounded Warriors and veterans.
The Foundation, under the by-laws, may coordinate the research, design, development, manufacture of specialty apparel and health care products; will provide business and product development services; obtain the right to re-sell through purchase of specialty apparel and health care products to raise funds; seek grant opportunities to carry out the purpose of the corporation; and distribute specialty apparel and products as gifts to patients who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. Military Services. Incorporated in the State of South Carolina, the Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3). In November of 2012, the Foundation’s mission will serve patients with major limited mobility challenges in the general population, reaching beyond patients in the military services to military families and the civilian population. Services will depend on resources available.
The Foundation has distributed several thousand pieces of modular medical apparel to Wounded Warriors and Veterans receiving treatment across the U.S. and in Germany. The majority of the apparel has been distributed to patients at Bethesda National Naval Hospital, Walter Reed Hospital in the Washington, D.C. area, and Landstulh Medical Center in Germany. Each gift that is distributed is packaged with a gift card bearing the name of donors.
A letter acknowledging a donation is mailed to all donors and a Letter of Determination from the Internal Revenue Service is available upon request through the Foundation web site Contact Page. The Foundation will continue to raise funds to provide modular medical apparel and develop new products and services in keeping with the Foundation’s mission.