Written by News Bulletin News Sources
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00
EUREKA – The Eureka women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 466 have donated 58 quilts to Operation: Warm Troops, a charity that provides socks, blankets, hats and sweats to injured troops who are being air-lifted to hospitals. Judy Zimmerman, President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois has adopted Operation: Warm Troops as her signature project and welcomes donations from any who want to assist injured military personnel.
Over the past year, the 58 quilts were made by the late Madeline Cawley and Barbara Bradle, president of the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post #466. Using double-knit fabric, the women sewed the blocks together and then tied the quilts to make them serviceable. In past years the Auxiliary has donated hundreds of finished quilts to Veterans’ hospitals and homes.
Operation: Warm Troops was begun by Air Force Major Kimberli Goodner, a flight nurse who was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Award for her work in coordinating all the various aspects of patient movement and care from April 2009 to October 2012. She also instructed students on disaster response and basic life support techniques and sustained mission readiness for the patient movement operation staff. In addition, her overhaul of the clinical coordination orientation program eliminated outdated critical procedures, streamlined training, and reduced orientation time from six to four weeks and improved staffing efficiency.
For more information, call 618-920-0557 or visit www.operationwarmtroops.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:24