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Attention: Those Who Quilt (Or Contribute)

Monday, October 2, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

I am not sure there are a lot of quilters among the or readers, but if you know one, please send this along.

The Wounded Warrior Center for United States Marines recovering from wounds opened in August at Camp Pendleton, California.

One of many aspects of the Center’s approach is to provide each Marine who is going through the often months-or-years-long rehab process with a handmade quilt from one of the Center’s volunteers.

The woman who started this effort is a remarkable and energetic wonder, but she worries about the draw down on the quilts as the Center graduates its Marines and welcomes others.  If you can help, send her an e-mail:

If you are quilting-challenged, cash helps meet the needs of the Center and other rehab facilities around the country, and can be donated to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, which helped get the Center funded and which provides crucial support to wounded and recovering Marines and their families across the country.

UPDATE:  From the Commander of the Quilters, An Update:

The Wounded Warrior Center was opened in mid-August as a long term rehab center for Marines and Navy wounded. These soldiers have been discharged from the hospital but are not yet ready to go back to active duty or to civilian life. This center gives them a rehab environment that is far less sterile and more encouraging than a hospital billet. There are 26 beds at the facility, and the expected duration of a stay is anywhere from three to six months. Gunny Sgt Greer, who oversees the facility, wanted to have some touches of home and managed to obtain a quilt for each of the beds. His intent was that upon discharge, the soldier would be able to take “his

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