We have been very busy this Fall as we have distributed lapghans at 3 Veteran Stand Downs and 3 VA hospitals in addition to some individual distributions.
In August, we sent 100 lapghans to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD for distribution.
In September, our Alabama chapter distributed 39 lapghans to the Central Alabama VA Hospital in Tuskegee, AL.
This October, we sent 51 lapghans to Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI for distribution, a dear friend of Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans distributed 60 lapghans at the Northcoast Veterans Stand Down in Ferndale, CA, our volunteers distributed 36 lapghans at the Northwestern Illinois Stand Down and Welcome Home Event in Freeport, IL, and today at the Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down in Rockford, IL, we distributed 87 blankets, 94 pairs of gloves, 38 hats, and 48 scarves.
We have now distributed 2,722 lapghans to veterans and active-duty military personnel since June 14, 2014. To see a breakdown by branch of service, visit our Lapghan Distribution Statistics page
Thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work and labor of love. Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us continue our mission with their monetary donations and donations of much-needed yarn. And above all, thank you to our men and women who have or are currently serving our great nation.