Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Don,t forget we are meeting at Prairie Shop Quiilts this Tuesday, the 3rd of July from 10-?. This is the day before we celebrate our freedom and what an appropriate way to do that than sewing quilts for those who help insure our freedoms. And this sober note from one of the directors of the national Quilts of Valor. Fire up those machines ladies! On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM, Marcella Pirner-Cormier
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.
at 5:04 PM