Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 178/366

Beating the heat! We've had 100+ degree days for the last 3 days - it's much better inside than out.  It's funny, here in Texas, we stay inside when it gets too hot, much like we did in Maine when it got too cold.  Except the air conditioning is a little less - well a LOT less expensive the heating oil.

I know I post a lot about needy projects and I am about to tell you about yet another one.  I received this email today and felt I needed to pass it along.  Even if it results in just one block or one quilt, I've done my job.  Read on.......

More Wounded Means More QOVs Needed

This is an urgent message to all!
June Moore
Executive Director

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

1 comment:

  1. I sure hate to hear this, I will have two sons going over soon....not happy...and the heat...the dogs say it all!


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