The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteers are needed throughout the Upstate of S.C. to quilt or crochet patriotic quilts, afghans or blankets for the "Final Salute" of a Veteran. One out of every four dying Americans is a Veteran. When the Veteran passes, the patriotic quilt, afghan, or blanket is draped over the gurney as a Final Salute. As they are transported, family or anyone can offer a final salute or place their hands over their heart to show their appreciation. We need volunteers like you to help ensure each Veteran is cared for with compassion and understanding of their special needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 288-5136.