I've been volunteering for Operation Quiet Comfort for about 11 years now. I tend to focus on making cards for our wounded heros, running block signings, and crocheting lapghans. What strikes me most about OQC is how dedicated the volunteers are. This is not a big organization. There are no chapters or meetings or offices. OQC is a diverse group of patriotic Americans from all across the country who work out of their dining rooms, basements, and garages to bring love and support to our wounded military personnel and the people who take care of them.
I was looking for an organization to help through virtual volunteering, but I did not think I had much to offer. I love to knit and crochet, and came across Operation Quiet Comfort. I thought what a great cause this is, sending needed items to our injured service men and women being treated overseas. My skills could be used in a way that is rewarding to me. As I became more familiar with the organization, I found even more ways to help, that are very easy for me to do, such as collecting used blue jeans and cutting them into squares to be signed with messages of appreciation, comfort and hope and combined into a quilt to be given to an injured servicemember. I love the fact that I am able to help those who are far away, serving our country. It is little enough, considering the huge sacrifice they are making. I am so glad I found this way to help and I wish word of it could be spread to more people.
I've been involved with this wonderful group for a little over a year. I helped make some quilts with my church, and then crocheted a blanket for them, I send cards, work on quilts, and would love to do even more. It is a great moral booster for our service personnel to get things from anyone here in the states.
I am a volunteer with operation quiet comfort. i have been in it only a couple years now but it is the most uplifting thing i feel like im doing. i help out with the final shipping of all the items that the volunteers put together. it is so neat to see everything that comes thru that we ship overseas to the medical units for the sick and injured and also for those that help with them. PLEASE look us up and see how you may be able to help out with OQC. there are so many different. you can learn more at www.operationquietcomfort.com