MEDFORD, Ore. — Quilts of Valor is a national non-profit, made up of volunteers who give their time and energy to make beautiful quilts for service men and women.
Friday, 4 southern Oregon veterans received quilts from the local chapter of the foundation. 15 to 20 people make the quilts in our area, and each one is made with a specific vet in mind. One of those veterans is Wayne Holbrook, who was notified weeks ago he was receiving a quilt.
Wayne is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom and says “It was overwhelming, but I feel good knowing that there are people out there that care about the vets that do come back.”
The local chapter of “Quilts of Valor” has made almost 140 quilts locally over the last two years. Nationally, the organization has given nearly 100,000 quilts. Most of the quilts are made through requests from friends or family members.
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