29 September 2009

Maryland community gears up for fourth "Blankets of Hope Marathon"

180 volunteers made 242 Blankets of Hope for wounded and ill service members medevaced to Landstuhl hospital in Germany from Iraq and Afghanistan. The "Blankets of Hope Marathon" was created by Soldiers' Angels Lisa Dodson and Matt Dick and took place at the Ascension Church Hall in Bowie, MD on Septemnber 20, 2008. The blankets will be provided to patients by the Soldiers' Angels volunteers at Landstuhl hospital in Germany.

For the fourth year in a row, volunteers from near and far will be gathering in Bowie, Maryland for what has become an annual tradition - a day of making blankets for patients medevaced from Iraq and Afghanistan to Landstuhl hospital in Germany.

This year's Marathon will be held again at Ascension Church Hall in Bowie, Maryland on Saturday October 3, 2009 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, or "until the fleece runs out".

If you are interested in participating with a donation of your time, fleece fabric, or funds for shipping the blankets to Germany, please email me.

See more photos of the 2008 Marathon here.

Thank you Lisa and Matt for taking this on again for the fourth year in a row. I'll be calling in on Saturday!

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