On November 9-11, 2013, Whitney Peak Hotel will be hosting a “Valiant Warrior Quilting” retreat for Joshua’s Hands. Joshua’s Hands is a non-profit organization that started the “Valliant Warrior Quilting” retreats (http://www.joshuashands.org). These retreats share in the joy of quilting and community to provide handmade quilts for our hospitalized service men and women wounded while serving our country. In the 3 years since the inception of the quilting event, the organization has made over 425 quilts.
Our goal is to get 100 volunteers (total) for the three-day retreat. Don’t know how to sew? No worries! We need volunteers for all types of jobs. There will be mentors there to lead the group in completing all of the tasks that will help us achieve our goal. Food and beverages will be provided.
More info on Joshua’s Hands:
- About Josh: http://www.joshuashands.org/About_Josh.html
- Why they do what they do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iihGLV_T8eg&feature=player_embedded
- Photos of past events - http://www.joshuashands.org/Heritage_Pics/Heritage_Pics.html
Cinda Heron, an employee at the Whitney Peak Hotel, is the individual who is organizing this retreat. Joshua’s Hands is very near to Cinda’s heart. She told us “…My youngest son, Shane, is an instructor at Ranger School in the US Army. When he was last deployed to Afghanistan, he became very ill and was hospitalized. Joshua’s Hands sent quilts to the hospital to be distributed to all the military patients in the hospital. Shane’s quilt had hand-written messages on it with words of love, support, and encouragement. During those days while he was confined to bed, this quilt brought him comfort. As a mother, I appreciate that when I couldn’t be there with him, he was reminded every day how much he was appreciated and missed.”
If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Cinda Heron at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 398-5470.
Hope to see you there!