Citizen Support America's Military - August 31, 2009
31, 2009 |
Dear Citizen SAM
you so much for responding to our request of your
volunteer hours. They are
still coming in from all over and when we get a
point-in-time tabulation, we will share the big
news with you. Keep them
coming and we are working on a simple way for this
to be collected in the future.
We sent out
209 news articles to small local newspapers with
What an incredible group of
We are in awe.
for our Wounded
It is hard to
know how your efforts make a difference, but they
Patti Smith, President of the Board of
Directors for Citizen SAM, recently flew with a
huge box of your quilts to Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington D.C. She
with the distribution people to insure the
quilts reach the wounded and make personal visits
to a few of the wounded soldiers.
State Director Arlene Zobrist and her team made
the Purple Heart quilt pictured here. The Walter
Reed contacts made it possible for her to hand
deliver some of them, talk with the soldiers and
hear their reactions to your quilt efforts. It was
an emotional and endearing experience for her to
tell each soldier that every stitch was sewn with
them and their sacrifice in mind.
incredible injuries, each soldier expressed the
wish to return to their units as quickly as
With some visited, this is clearly not
going to be possible. We
must remember them as those that must return to
civilian life do and are also not forgotten. More
photos of the hospital visit can be viewed
is our greatest challenge for Operation Santa.
Postage for 35,000 stockings will cost
approximately $80,000.00. $30 ships 15 stockings,
$60-30 stockings, $90-45 stockings. Please
help us bring a slice of home this holiday season
to our Armed Forces serving abroad. You may send
your tax deductible gift to Operation Santa, P O
Box 10565, Peoria, Illinois 61612.
website for local stocking sewing days in your
area. To add your event, please send your date,
time and place and we will spread the word for
Donations at the events will be accepted
for fabric, stocking stuffers, and funds for
shipping. Bring you sewing machine and supplies,
but if you can't sew, show up anyway for moral
Bring a camera and send us the photos.
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