Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Urgent need for Quilts of Valor

I just received this message from the Destination Coordinator for Quilts of Valor:

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. 
Won't you please consider making a Quilt of Valor to be donated today? If you live in the Metropolitan DC area please join us for our sewing day July 21st! I would love to be able to help cover some of these good people with quilts not mention help fulfill the numerous individual requests that come in everyday!

Thanks for stopping by and supporting Quilts of Valor! 

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