Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Corvallis, Oregon loves our heroes!

A few weeks ago, Vanessa found out about Operation Write Home. It seemed like such a wonderful organization. Vanessa wanted to help out, but knew she wouldn't be able to make very many cards by herself, so she turned to her church family at Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Oregon. Eight ladies joined her on Tuesday, July 13th, to help make the cards. Each person came not only eager to learn to make cards (yes, that's right, with the exception of 2 people, the members of the group had never made cards previously!,) but they came in the spirit of service. They came to show their appreciation for the men and women who make daily sacrifices to ensure our freedoms.

The event was a big success. Everyone had such a great time that they plan to have another cardmaking party in September. As one participant said, "This was SO much fun. I can't wait to come back and make some more cards for the troops."

5 comments:

Paula said...

Awesome! The fact that these are not "card-making, crafting junkies" like so many of us in the OWH family makes this story particularly special. Thanks Vanessa and your band of good samaritans!

Wendy said...

Outstanding job, ladies! And what lovely cards!

Carolina Girl said...

Wish I could had been there...looks like you all were having a wonderful time.....outstanding!

Lumiya said...

WOW, I'm in love with this cause (especially since my husband is a sailor.) Next time we are on leave will be around the time of the intended card making party. Hopefully we will be able to visit my in-laws in Rainier so I can join the party. Keep up the great work ladies, your cards are beautiful!

Rufus said...

Welcome to OWH, ladies! Way to go!
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