Ohio returns to give comfort to Harvey survivors

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post-2947 and Auxiliary brought caring and relief in the form of handmade quilts to Harvey survivors.

VFW Auxiliary District 2 President Gail Duhon had the pleasure of distributing handmade comfort quilts made by Nancy Pressler, Fremont, Ohio, VFW post-2947 Auxiliary member.

Pressler, in December, was in Orangefield distributing handmade backpacks for the students who had lost so much during the historic storm leaving so many devastated and still recovering eight months later.

Pressler started making the backpacks on Labor Day and made 150 for the fourth grade students. Cathedral Carmel, in Lafayette, LA produced a three-week campaign to raise school supplies to go into the handmade backpacks. On Dec. 15 the students gathered in the cafeteria and packed the bags to get ready for their trip to Orangefield Elementary.

This time, the gifts of love were gifts for veterans and Auxiliary members devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

VFW Post-2947 and Auxiliary members donated the materials used to create the blankets.

Pressler sewed each quilt with love and dedication to send a little comfort to Harvey survivors.

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