Little did Donny Daughenbaugh and Cathie Walker know that a simple side-trip to a local quilting shop would result in a nationwide out-pouring of generosity.
But that’s exactly what happened when the vice president of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the wife of the organization’s CEO, stopped at Webfabrics in Purcellville, VA, this August. They met owner Carly Mul, and told her about the important work being done by the Coalition, a Leesburg-based non-profit group dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror.
When they asked if Carly could help them collect quilts for the 100-plus combat-wounded veterans attending the Coaltion’s annual Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute in December, she said she’d try.
“I offered to put out a call to our nationwide quilting network asking them to support the cause, but I had no idea what kind of response I’d get,” said Mul, who has a history of supporting charitable causes. Read More.