I got this email from the support group: “Soldier’s Angels” – they are located in the blog roll to your left. Here is the email in it’s entirety.
We have some exciting news!! We have a new project that we would like all of you to consider helping with. It will benefit so many honorable and deserving veterans and we need your help to accomplish this goal! If you are interested please pass this information along to friends & families – church groups – sewing circles – Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts etc….
Introducing Soldiers’ Angels Operation Hug-A-Hero – “Honoring Our Veterans One Stitch At A Time”
Patti has asked our crochet team to help provide holiday cheer to TWENTY THOUSAND Veterans nationwide this holiday season. These blankets can be crocheted – knitted – quilted or fleece tie blankets. Once you have your blanket completed please wrap them individually in Christmas wrapping and place a tag or card with them letting our Heroes know who made the item and that you are a member of Soldiers’ Angels Organization. We ask that you please hold your blankets and mail them out on or near December 1st. Once you get a package ready please email Terri Hansen at: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you with the address of the nearest VA facility. In the email please include the number of blankets and the sizing. If you have a creation for a female please indicate on the outside of the package that it is intended for a female recipient.
The sizes requested are – 36 x 45 for lap afghans and 45 x 60 for blankets. Please remember that when crocheting/knitting and looming sometimes the measurements are not exact…that is fine!! Our Heroes will love them even if they are not the exact size requested!!
We thank you so much for considering this project! We feel like this is a wonderful way to wrap our veterans with love and show them how much we appreciate the sacrifices they have made on our and our country’s behalf!
On behalf of the VA Team we want to thank each of you for your continuing support of our honorable veterans!
Eastern US VA Regional Leader