SAN ANTONIO – Soldiers’ Angels Blanket Drive kicks off this week, where they plan to collect new blankets to hand out to veterans at VA hospitals and send to deployed troops.
“It’s really nice because it’s a touch of home,” said Amy Palmer, CEO of Soldiers’ Angels.
The non-profit organization hopes to achieve its goal this year of 2022 blankets.
“We haven’t been able to achieve that goal in the last few years, so today we’re training our team on how to do it so they can go out and train others and show them how to make these blankets,” Palmer said.
Nancy Marshall, team leader of the Military Angels, spent Wednesday morning teaching teachers and volunteers how not to make sewn blankets.
“I love being part of the Angels of the Soldiers. “I come from a military family, and that’s my way of helping us get back to our servicemen and veterans,” Marshall said.
The non-profit organization will accept blankets at any time of the year, but to count for their purpose, they must receive the blankets by August 31st.
The non-profit organization also has an online tutorial where you can make blankets without sewing at home.
“It’s a great way for mothers and fathers and their children to come together as a unit and do something that the veteran will love and appreciate,” Marshall said.
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The non-profit organization hopes to achieve the goal of distributing 2022 new blankets to veterans and deployed servicemen
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