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Adams County Family & Community Education Clubs

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Quilts of Valor

THE MILITARY APPRECIATES NEBRASKA 4-H QUILTS OF VALOR DONATION
Since the inception of the Nebraska 4-H Quilts of Valor Challenge in 2011, 4-H youth and volunteers have created and donated at least 190 quilts to the National Quilts of Valor Foundation.  The National Quilt of Valor website values each quilt at $250 resulting in Nebraska 4-H donating $47,500 worth of quilts for this patriotic service project.   Each quilt is "awarded" to a soldier/veteran touched by war.  Thank you notes from Afghanistan ICU nurses state the quilts have been "proudly worn" during Purple Heart Ceremonies.  The video of a soldier laying under a Quilt of Valor saluting his commanding officer went viral and can be found at http://www.youtube.com

 

On December 20, 2013 the Kaiserlautern (Germany) USO wrote a letter thanking Nebraska 4-H for their amazingly beautiful handmade quilts and matching pillow cases in support of our proud and gallant warriors that transit through Ramstein Air Base. The wounded that arrive at Ramstein are generally transferred to Landsthul Air Force Base for treatment – the largest military hospital outside of the U.S. 
"We cannot thank you enough for making and sending such beautiful quits as part of the Quilts of Valor organization.  We can't even imagine how much time and effort it takes to make these quilts, but they are absolutely beautiful, and clearly made with lots of love. 
We put some of them couches in our living-room-style lounge so soldiers can see and choose one when they come in.  In some cases, we have litter patients, and we put the pillow cases on the litter pillow and the quilts on those stretchers.  The wounded soldiers lay on those stretchers for the whole 10 hours flying back to the USA and it gets cold on the C17 plane.  Your quilts are beautiful and also very useful." 

 

To learn more, Google the 86th CASF Ramstein for a short mission video and check out the CASF USO Germany Facebook page.  Photo albums on June 26th and July 20th spotlight Quilts of Valor. Thank you again 4-Hers, families and volunteers.    

 Remember, that in 2014 the Nebraska 4-H Quilts of Valor Challenge will continue. If your county has not already received some of the free fabric or would like to do additional quilts, please contact Julie in Adams County.  Click here for guidelines.

Below is a photo of Taylor Hargis, a wounded Army Ranger giving a salute after receiving a Quilts of Valor quilt donated by a NE 4-Her.

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Adams County Extension Staff

 

Ronald Seymour
Position: Extension Educator / Unit Leader
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68901
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: ron.seymour@unl.edu

Elizabeth Janning
Position: Asst Exten Educator / 4-H & Youth Development
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68901
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: elizabeth.janning@unl.edu

Terri Studley
Position: Extension Asst NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902-0030
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: terri.studley@unl.edu

Deborah Unterseher
Position: Extension Assoc NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902-0030
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: deb.unterseher@unl.edu

Julie Ochsner
Position: 4-H Project Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902-0030
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: julie.ochsner@unl.edu

Gwen Rodocker
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: gwen.rodocker@unl.edu

Twila Bankson
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: twila.bankson@unl.edu

Donald Siffring
Position: Horticulture Aide
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68901
Contact: 402 461 7209
Horticulture Email: don.siffring@unl.edu

Karren Carnes
Position: Horticulture Aide
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68901
Contact: 402 461 7209
Horticulture Email: don.siffring@unl.edu

 

 

 

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UNL Extension's BeefWatch for July 2014

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Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....

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