Quilts of Valor - needs our help!

    Remember the quilt that our customers helped us make for The Quilts of Valor back in February? Well, at the recent Sewing Expo, the Women of Valor presented me with a certificate thanking us for our hard work! I accepted on behalf of all of our fabulous customers and will get the certificate framed to hang in the store.

    Last week, I received this email from The Quilts of Valor foundation - they are in urgent need of more quilts. Details are below if you can help. Thank you so much and Happy 4th!

    This is an urgent message to all!

    June Moore
    Executive Director
    QOVF
    509.346.9332
    509.989.2960

    Afghanistan-NO, the war is not over!

    Just a heads up that the fighting in Afghanistan is very fierce right now leading to a substantial increase in the number of wounded. As such, the number of quilts requested by the standing weekly destinations has increased from 65 to 105 EVERY WEEK in just the last month. The increase by 40 quilts a week includes the addition of the ICU unit at Landstahl in Germany (15 quilts a week), the addition of the medical unit at FOB Shank-East in Afghanistan (20 quilts a week) and doubling the number of quilts going to the multinational medical unit at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan (to 10 a week). These quilts all go to front line wounded service members. There is no concern about whether they have already received a QOV or not.

    Sadly, we will fall far short of meeting this need since the 65 quilts a week wasn't even being fulfilled. These destinations request patriotic/RWB only. I'm not asking for a debate here about RWB vs generic/branch specific/feminine. I'm just telling you what the Points of Contact have requested.

    If you would like to help meet this need, please request a destination at http://www.qovf.org/req-destination.html.

    Marcella Pirner-Cormier

    Destination Coordinator

    Quilts of Valor Foundation

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