Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Hearts for Vets Quilt Donation
On March 19, Karin Carrick and Sherry Langguth delivered homemade lap quilts to Veterans in the Chemotherapy Unit of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. The Veterans were excited to receive the quilts, which were personalized with their names, military branch and era served.
Carrick and Langguth have named their cause “Hearts for Vets” and their mission is to show appreciation to Veterans and provide comfort for those going through chemotherapy treatments. “Hearts for Vets” started four years ago when Carrick and Langguth met at a nail salon and instantly became friends.
“We realized we both had a love for quilting,” said Langguth. “When Karin said she wanted to make lap quilts for Veterans, I loved the idea! We got started quilting and haven’t stopped yet.”
They are grateful that “Hearts for Vets” has been able to donate more than 60 quilts to area Veterans. Both women are passionate and excited for their cause and just want to let Veterans to know how much they are loved and appreciated.
“My husband served in Vietnam,” said Carrick. “The reception those Veterans received when they came home was heartbreaking. This is a way we can show our appreciation to those Veterans and to all Veterans. This was a calling for me and I really love it!”
The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) has the authority to accept donations and oversees the management of the many gifts and financial contributions (donations) provided by generous and caring donors who support our nation’s Veterans. To learn more, please call 918-577-3621/3622.