I have come across another wonderful volunteer organization that makes and donates knitted and crocheted afghans to our wounded veterans. Rectangle 6 x 9 asks for donations of just that; acrylic rectangles of 6” x 9” in solid, variegated and neutral colors. Four times a year there is a “put together event” where the rectangles are sorted by color then sewn together to make complete afghans. They are then donated to the following hospitals.
- Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center « Washington D.C.
- Craig Joint Theatre Hospital « Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
- Andrews Air Force Base Overnight Facility « Maryland
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center « Washington, D.C.
- Brooke Army Medical Center « Fort Sam Houston, TX
- Eisenhower Army Medical Center « Fort Gordon, GA
- Madigan Army Medical Center « Fort Lewis, WA
- Womack Army Medical Center « Fort Bragg, NC
- Landstuhl Regional Medical Center« Germany
- Bethesda Naval Hospital « Maryland
There are volunteers from all 50 states and D.C. When checking out this site be sure to click on “photos” and see a few of the 2,800 afghans completed then donated by this great organization. There are even directions on how to make the rectangles. The most important thing is to keep the size of each block a consistent 6 X 9.
I made these rectangles in a double crochet. This is just the beginning as I plan to make many more this winter! Please consider contributing to this organization. If you don’t knit or crochet click on their “wish list” and give in one of those ways.