July 14 Article - PPQG - News Article - Be Proud
Honor Quilt Delivery
Last month, we gave Honor Quilts to Heartland Hospice for seven Veterans in their care. I wanted to share what the volunteer coordinator, Caitlynn Butcher, shared with me. When an Army Veteran was given a quilt he became tearful and sang the National Anthem. Then he exclaimed, “I am proud of that flag and look at it's colors!” as he pointed to his quilt.
Another family lost their Veteran shortly after he received his quilt. The family was very appreciative and took turns hugging the quilt that had touched their Veteran.
Despite Covid, PPQG continues to make a difference with its Honor Quilt Program. Thank you, PPQG members for supporting our Veterans!
Air Force Academy Pillowcases
We held a workshop on Friday, Feb. 14 after the Day Chapter meeting. We had a lot of fun; and, between some pillowcases donated before the workshop and our hard work, we currently have 85 completed pillowcases and 35+ kits out to be completed. If you would like to make some pillowcases for this event we have directions on our Guild web page. I will collect all completed pillowcases next month at our Day and Night meetings and then put them in the mail. If you would like to make a donation to cover the cost of shipping that would be appreciated also. I hope to have 150 pillowcases to send for this event. Thank you for your support!!
Contact Carol Richardson if you have pillowcases to donate.
Name: Barbara Alsleben - [email protected]
Hi! I am the spouse of an active duty marine. We were at Portsmouth naval hospital on April 3rd for my husband to have a mass removed from his kidney. We stayed at the Fisher House and were given one of your amazing quilts. For some, this may seem like a very nice gesture. But for me, as a spouse who can only be supportive, it was a touch of extra love...a splash of color in a sterile, cold and uninviting environment. I cannot express my appreciation enough. You all give your time and talent and I just wanted to remind you how much it is appreciated.... my husband has been serving for 28 years so far....and this was our second trip to Portsmouth, second surgery and having this beautiful colorful quilt really made a difference. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I would love to share a few pics if you’d like. Just font know where to send them. Thank you for your time and THANK YOU for your overwhelming kindness.
Sgt. Maj. and Barbara Alsleben
Hanover CREW Foundation
Good afternoon Linda,
I apologize for the delay in getting back with you on how the presentation to the Families went at the golf tournament. The families were floored and very appreciative for the beautiful quilts presented to them.
We'd like to thank you again for reaching out to us and supporting our responders and their families in need and crisis.
Thomas S. Nelson, Treasurer
Hanover CREW Foundation (pictures from event)