I am heading back up to the Oso landslide area this week and once again the seats will be removed from my van, the girls will decorate the windows and we will leave early to make all of our stops.
I will be
taking 60 handmade fleece blankets, the remaining quilts for the 911
center, enough for the Arlington Police Department, 4 for a local
funeral home (no one thinks these people buried their friends and
relatives and need comfort as well!), several for Oso Caring for their
auction and BBQ to honor the survivors and volunteers, 2 for the female
Arlington firefighters and here is where is gets hazy.
fire has 43 male firefighters and I do not have 43 male adult sized
quilts. For that matter, I don't have enough for the National Guardsmen
I have so
many beautiful baby and infant quilts and quilts designed for females,
but only a few quilters thought about the men that survived, those that
volunteered, that were first on scene and remained on scene.
you have not contributed a quilt yet, it isn't to late to donate, just
consider an adult sized (at least twin sized) for a man and send it to
week, my next trip up that way will be the end of this month, so you
still have time to make quilts and send them to me!
For those that have already stepped up and sent quilts, G