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Monday, November 05, 2007

Holiday Ideas for Our Troops

The holidays are approaching us quickly. As is Veterans Day which is November 11th. I would like to encourage each of you to support a Veteran in "your way".

Here are just a few ideas on where your supportis needed.

  • I am making lap quilts for this group American Hero Quilts
  • They do not have to be fancy or just red, white and blue. If you don not have time to quilt a donation of fabric will also help. This group also makes quilts for children who have lost a parent. This group is in my area of Washington. Wounded soldiers who recieve these laps quilts are from the four bases we have in the area along with the Veterans Hospital.
  • Donna, a quilter makes quilts for the group Quilts of Valor
  • They find the wounded through military chaplains at military and VA medical centers throughout the US, Europe and in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • You can find soldiers in any branch of the service at Any Soldier Here you can find a list of acceptable items any soldier would like to receive. You are able to pick a specific branch of the military if you have a favorite. It can be something as simple as a box of cookies, lip gloss, baby wipes, reading material, food items. Believe me, they are grateful for any items received.
  • When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, also include one for the following address:

  • A Recovering American Soldier
  • c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
While you are preparing for your holidays please reach out and thank our military.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Some great suggestions, Renea! Thanks!

Your peacock RR will be on the way home tomorrow.