My industrious neighbor recently sent over a quick email alerting me to the work of Sew Much Comfort, a charity organization who coordinate sewing adaptive clothing for wounded soldiers returning home.
I’d never heard of them, but a short visit to the Sew Much Comfort website gave all the details: when wounded soldiers return home, many of them have casts or IVs or other medical equipment that make wearing ordinary clothing next to impossible for them. Sew Much Comfort has a bevy of volunteer seamstresses who use the patterns and materials provided to add Velcro openings or remove seams to allow these wounded vets to put on and remove their clothing more easily, and avoid being stuck in a breezy hospital gown as they recover.
Regardless of how anyone might feel politically, making recovery more tolerable for these soldiers and airmen seems like a charity most all of us can get behind. If you’d like to get involved, find the form here to have a volunteer packet sent to you. The organization does ask you to stitch and return a sample garment to ensure the quality stays high, and then continues to provide materials for you to sew for as long as you’d like to stay involved.
I’m off to review my own packet, which arrived last week, and to be thankful that my own husband (who has twice been deployed to Iraq as a Medical Service Corp officer with the Air National Guard) has never needed the amazing help this organization offers.