Thank You for your consideration!    
 
Love and Hugs,
Marine Moms-Bethesda is very grateful to our Supporters, "Elfs" and Volunteers,
who show the Warriors and their families their service is appreciated,
and that they are NOT forgotten. They are giving TRUE gifts from the HEART!

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A little more about us:

     Marine Moms-Bethesda provides a monthly luncheon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD on the combat surgical floor, serving the patients and families on the 4th floor and Traumatic Brain Injury unit, and families standing vigil on the ICU unit.

     Patients are often recently arrived from Landstuhl, Germany, not long off of the battlefield, or have returned for additional follow-up surgeries. Families are hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from home, leaving everything behind to stay by their Loved One's bedside as the recovery process from catastrophic wounds, injures or illness begins.

     Luncheons every other month are hosted at Mercy Hall, a small out-patient transition barracks on base. Residents of Mercy Hall are often young, single service members living on their own, waiting for their medical discharge, or are ambulatory patients recovering from surgery without caregivers to help them. (Think hot dogs and beans - they cook for themselves or eat out!)

     As funding and schedules allow, luncheons are hosted on the Traumatic Brain Injury ward at Walter Reed for the TBI patients, families, and staff.

     The Richmond luncheons at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center serve patients and their families, some we've met previously at Walter Reed, and caregivers, on the Polytrauma, Spinal Cord, and PTRP units 4 times a year.

     Marine Moms-Bethesda serves ALL service branches, and often serves Veterans from past wars.

     100% of funds received directly benefit those we serve. All equipment, overhead and administrative costs are out-of-pocket expenses for our volunteers, or have been donated by "Elfs".

     Marine Moms-Bethesda is not an IRS-recognized non-profit. Please contact your financial advisor if this is an issue for you.

     To learn more about Marine Moms-Bethesda, please visit our website.
www.MarineMoms-Bethesda.org
THE DETAILS
 
Fabric: 100% cotton
Machine quilted in a flower design
Measurements:  70" X 70" 
 
Tickets:
 
$1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
 
Checks or Money Orders
should be made out to
"Marine Moms Bethesda"
with
"quilt raffle" noted in the memo line.
 
(No, we do not use PayPal.
PayPal does not allow raffles AND the percentage they charge would be better spent toward the luncheons.)
 
Final postmark date is
Saturday, August 3, 2013.
 
Mailing address:
 
Marine Moms Bethesda
P.O. Box 22
Cordova, MD 21625
 
Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (so we can contact you when your name is drawn!)
 
Acknowledgement of your ticket order will be by email.
 
The winner's name will be drawn Thursday,  August 15th during our Mercy Hall luncheon at Walter Reed.
 
100% of the money raised from the raffle will fund our luncheons at
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Hunter-Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, directly benefitting the wounded warriors, their families, and Veterans - all service branches. 
THANK YOU to all who participated!
 
We are very grateful to Bayside Quilters, Easton, MD, 
for donating "Tranquility" to help raise funds for Marine Moms-Bethesda's luncheons!  This is the 5th year in a row they've donated a quilt for the raffle!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marine Moms-Bethesda's

2013 Raffle Quilt!

 
Finished quilt. Photo taken on an early spring morning on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Completed top before the assembly for quilting.
Before the quilting.
After the quilting.
The pictures don't do it justice!
Hello!

     There's nothing much better than "comfort food" during a stressful, challenging time, is there? And that's what Marine Moms-Bethesda is all about! COMFORT FOOD, and bringing "touches of home" since 2005 to combat patients and their families during their recovery at Walter Reed!

    Please consider joining us in supporting our Nation's combat wounded, ill and injured active duty service members and Veterans by participating in our annual quilt raffle.

     100% of the proceeds will fund luncheons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA, bringing "touches of home" and comfort food to their "home away from home".
This year we are pleased to present
"Tranquility".
A few pictures from our 2012 luncheons.

Left: January 2012
4th Floor Luncheon

Below: July 2012
Richmond Luncheon
Left: December 2012
TBI Ward Crew

Below: June 2012
Mercy Hall

Jan in Florida
Sue in Alaska
Darleen in South Carolina
Julie in Wisconsin
Judi L. in Illnois
Jose Schmuckatelli in U.S.A.
Edda S. in Texas
Terri T. in North Carolina
Nancy H. in Washington









CONGRATULATIONS to this year's raffle winner
****Sequoyah High School's JROTC****
in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee!
We had a little help from the Marines and Soldiers at Mercy Hall when it came time to draw the winner's name!
 
Thanks, guys!!!
 
Their name had been entered into the raffle by an anonymous JROTC supporter.
The quilt raffle raised $883.00 and 100% of the proceeds will fund our monthly luncheons at Walter Reed.
Cheryl S. in Florida
Marilyn K. in Oregon
Torina M. in Utah
Darleen H. in South Carolina
Barbara H. in Alabama
JoAnn R., Gladys R., Dina M.,
Barb G., Jim R., Dona T., Jess L. in Maryland
Barbara C. in Massachusetts
Special Thanks to:
Chris, Kris, and Jo in Maryland for manning 2 raffles locally at the
Easton Farmer's Market ($106.00) and Bayside Quilters' Quilt Show ($96.00).
(Names from these raffle events are not listed above.) 
 
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