Calling our Vietnam veterans and those who support them. Can we sew for you?
There are three main reasons Jan-Maree Ball felt the need to do something to give back to our defence force. She says “I started Aussie Heroes for a number of reasons – I hated the way our Vietnam Veterans were treated. That can never be allowed to happen again. I heard of an Aussie soldier given a quilt by the Americans in Germany and was ashamed that there was not an Aussie Quilt for him. Finally, I just felt that we, the Aussie public, needed a way to say thank you to our Defence members for their service”. This our volunteers do on a daily basis by way of creating quilts and laundry bags but now it’s time we especially salute our Vietnam vets.
We currently have an opportunity to add to our list at the moment and around our lovely nation we have amazing volunteers who love to sew for Aussie Heroes. This is a special offer, open only ‘til 6pm (Sydney time) Sunday 28th March but will be capped at 50 requests, whichever is sooner.
If you served our country and are a Vietnam veteran, or you know someone who was, then here is the deal. You have until 6pm Sunday night 28th March to request a personalised Aussie Hero quilt for yourself or for someone you know. Past quilt recipients NOT eligible.
You need to EMAIL (no messages or texts please) on friendsofAHQ@gmail.com with Essential details include Name, Rank, number of years and when served, PM keys (or service number) Postal address and your preferences. Please bear in mind that your quilt will be designed and made by a volunteer and they are limited to what they have access to, especially given the restrictions imposed on us by COVID-19. Service crests and corps badges are mostly no problem.
Lastly, whoever is requesting a quilt will have to cover the cost of postage ($25) as we cannot ask the volunteer to cover those costs as well as their time and materials. The funds will need to be deposited into the Aussie Hero Bank Account and a receipt forwarded to Aussie Heroes by email before a quilt is created. Bank details etc will be forwarded via email once the request has been received and accepted.
This is a short term offer which ends at 6pm Sunday 28 March 2021. $25 postage must be paid prior to quilt being made.
Remember, you need to EMAIL me (no messages or texts please) on friendsofAHQ@gmail.com
Subject must include Attn: Clarissa – Quilts for Vietnam veterans
We are looking forward to hearing from YOU! #thankyouforyourservice