Thursday, June 28, 2012

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

If you would like to help meet this need, please request a destination at

Marcella Pirner-Cormier
Destinations Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation

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