Sally Anne Johnson from West Yarmouth, MA volunteers as a staffing lead for the Cape and Island Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has helped out with other charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project for fallen soldiers, and Christmas Cards for troops. She also earned the Bronze Presidential Service Award for service during Hurricane Katrina. Her guild works diligently to make quilts for their local VA hospital. Her efforts in recent years have escalated to have produced 100 quilts for veterans and charity.
She is currently working on a very special project called “Quilts Heal Too” and Northcott Fabrics have provided Stonehenge Stars & Stripes, and Land of the Free fabrics for the quilts. Her “Block Drive” is under way, making quilts for veterans who suffer from PTSD.
Sally is currently working on two books to be released this year.
Learn more about Sally or how to contribute to her Block Drive, visit http://sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com.
Linda Kreter, is an active advocate for family caregivers of service members and veterans. She is the founder and former CEO of Pharmaceutical Research Plus, Inc.; creating the niche market of accelerating patient recruitment for clinical trials. Upon leaving the company in 2004, her focus shifted to providing innovative software solutions to improve health and wellness education, and communication support for children and military families.
Linda has brought a user-driven, inventive approach to essential high-tech, high-touch platforms that extend the reach of family programs. Most recently, Linda has focused on vital proactive Caregiver Peer Support and responsive follow-through via VeteranCaregiver, connecting service and veteran families with agency and community programs. With direct support of Veteran and Wounded Warrior families, Linda is recognized as a subject matter expert for military/veteran Caregiving and regularly speaks and promotes peer-to-peer support and crucial two-way communication for families of the injured, ill, and/or wounded.
An additional by-product of VeteranCaregiver’s peer network has been noteworthy success in suicide prevention. By recognizing and spreading awareness of the precursors of suicide (family history, anxiety, depression, financial and emotional strain and risky behaviors), hundreds of veterans have been guided to needed clinical help.
Find more information at veterancaregiver.com.
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Sally Johnson, Quilts Heal Too, and Linda Kreter of VeteranCaregiver.com on Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd on Toginet.com and Itunes.