We need your help! The
QOVF story on NBC Nightly
News with Brian
Williams Monday evening has brought impressive national attention, new
Facebook friends, website visitors,
interested volunteers, many new groups registered AND over 251
requests for Quilts of Valor since the broadcast.
Each month we have
standing requests for over 240 quilts from medical facilities in Afghanistan and Germany, as well as stateside
programs working with both active military and veterans. With
the additional 251 requests, we are short of Quilts of Valor needed
for presentations in the next couple of months. If you have a quilt
under way, please get it finished and get it to your State Coordinator or to our Destinations Coordinator. If you have not
started your next Quilt of Valor, would you try to get another one
completed and to the long armer before the holiday season is upon
Here a just a
few of the comments that we have received with the requests for our
comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
--This request is for
my dad. He has Type 2 Diabetes from Agent Orange, and has been sick for
several months. Out of six boys in his family five of them served in the
military. Thank you for all that you ladies are doing.
--My father served in
the 93rd evac hospital in Saigon
(1964-1965). He is an anesthetist (RN) and spent day after day in the
operating room helping patch up the injured men. He's never received any
kind of honor or award for his service. This would be the perfect
--Yvonne was an Army
surgical nurse stationed in harm's way in each deployment. Severely
wounded In January 2010 by a mortar that blew up
outside her tent, she has been struggling to recover from nerve damage,
TBI, and PTSD. She deserves a Quilt of Valor more than anyone I
know. Please consider her as a recipient.
--My husband was
severely injured while serving in Vietnam. He still has his
Purple Heart, tattered as it is, hanging from his rear view mirror. When
he saw the news about your quilts, he commented, "I would love to
have one." This is the first thing he has asked for in 43
--Spent 8 months in Afghanistan
last year working as aircrew. Will be deploying again in a few months
during the winter. Having a quilt from you would be an honor. If it's not
I understand. My roommate had a quilt that had been given to him through
QOVF and has had me interested ever since.
--I was wounded on
Nov.5, 1969. After several weeks of surgery in Vietnam
and Japan, I
recuperated enough to be shipped back to the U.S.A. I arrived at St. Albans Naval
Hospital in New York on a freezing winter day. We
were transferred to an unheated school bus dressed only in our
hospital pajamas and a thin robe. I could have used one of your quilts to
ease my shivering as we rode for an hour before arriving at he
hospital. Tears came to my eyes when I heard about Quilts of Valor on the
Thank you so much for
showing our troops someone cares.
Thank you for all you
have done and thank you in advance for helping us honor these men and
women who have given so much for us.