VA Hospital Service Project: Portland

Posted in DK VA Hospital Service Project 2016

This year, rather than coinciding with a Netroots Nation conference, we delivered on March 10, 2016 to the hospital local to me.  As it turns out, the timing was good.  We were told that March can be a thinner time for gifts of comfort items to the VA so our gifts will be immediately useful.

The quilts may be used by patients in the hospital or in hospice.  The Chief of Volunteers, Shaun Benson, showed us the labels that are stitched onto quilts used in hospice — they tell the recipient that the quilt was made for them with love.  Once the veteran in hospice has passed away, the quilt is given to the family as a memento.  It goes without saying that these gifts are greatly treasured.

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