Statistics on war dead are almost daily news; the numbers of injured are not. The American Legion contacted the State Fashion Review committee for help with Quilts for Wounded Warriors.
The project provides hand made quilts for military men/women who arrive for medical treatment. The quilts are sized to fit stretchers and gurneys and are sent home with patients upon release. The committee discussed how we could help the soldiers as well as help our youth by allowing them to be a part of this project through their sewing and quilting projects as well as volunteering in other ways such as collecting quilts and squares, monetary donations, and manning booths and addressing councils to publicize the project. It will teach our 4-H community about the soldiers, patriotism, compassion and dedication to those who have sacrificed so much for us. It will improve the emotional health of the injured soldiers and give them strength in knowing strangers care enough to donate their time and resources to do something for them.