Morning Pointe Veterans Honored With Handmade Quilts

Monday, September 10, 2018
The residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga - Shallowford were honored to receive a visit—and some beautiful quilts—from the volunteers at Quilts of Valor.
The residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga - Shallowford were honored to receive a visit—and some beautiful quilts—from the volunteers at Quilts of Valor.

Founded in 2003, The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a group of thousands of volunteer quilters from all across the United States. Their mission is to honor service members and veterans who have been touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. To date, they have awarded handmade quilts to 195,540 veterans to thank them for their service.   

"The volunteers from the Quilts of Valor Foundation know that there is nothing more thoughtful, more appreciative than a handmade gift," officials said.
 
Quilts of Valor honored veterans from Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, giving each veteran from the senior living community their own quilt, along with a certificate announcing their service to the country.

"After being called to the front, each veteran was wrapped with their quilt, offering warmth and comfort when needed, and given a hug of appreciation for their service," officials said.
 
“Each veteran was so appreciative and honored to be recognized and given the special gifts,” says Holly Holcomb, the life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga.

If you are interested in volunteering at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, contact Holly Holcomb by phone at 423-602-2661 or by email at chattanooga-led@morningpointe.com.


Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident and veteran Freeman Atkins proudly displays the quilt given to him by the volunteers at Quilts of Valor.
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident and veteran Freeman Atkins proudly displays the quilt given to him by the volunteers at Quilts of Valor.


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