The project is also an attempt to gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
PITTSBURG, Ks. – The Daughters of the American Revolution strives for patriotism, education and restoration in their communities.
This year the Kansas chapters are weaving those ideals together to support local veterans and hopefully break a world record.
“We are having a day of service and our project right now is to make 2,020 lap quilts in the course of 8 hours” said Oceanus Hopkins member, Linda Shultz.
25 chapters across Kansas including the Oceanus Hopkins Chapter in Pittsburg are hand making quilts to be donated to veterans in the four-states area.
“I believe the veterans are something that is just overlooked, they aren’t well taken care of and this is a way we can help. Especially with COVID, they’re locked up you know, if they are in any type of facility this will bring them a little sunshine, let them know they’re appreciated” added Shultz.
For Janie Fletcher, this is her first time participating in a day of service and this project has taken on a personal meaning.
“My father was a veteran and he got very little recognition while he was still alive as being a veteran, so it’s an important task for me.”
She is excited to see the reaction of the vets once the blankets are done.
“I’m hoping that my effort will bring them some comfort and some joy.”
The chapters in all of Kansas will document how many blankets they made to determine if they accomplished their world record goal.