In September 2011, Indiana National Guard 713th Engineering Co was deployed out of Valparaiso to Afghanistan. Several of its members were killed this year.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.QOVF.org) is now getting ready to present handmade quilts to the remaining members of this company. Diana Richards, Indiana Coordinator for the foundation, came into our ABC7 studio with several handmade quilts to tell us the motional meaning of the quilts to veterans.
Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2002 by a quilter named Catherine Roberts who had a son serving with the Marines. She saw a need for the quilters to bring quilts to the wounded. Since 2002, more than 70,000 quilts have been presented to active duty armed forces and veterans.
QOVF is a non-profit 501 c3 organization.
Donations can be sent to:
Quilts of Valor
PO Box 21
Wheeler IN 46393