Saying Thank You To Operation Kid Comfort Volunteers
They donated their time to make quilts and pillows for children of deployed Fort Drum soldiers.
On Thursday, the volunteers received a well-deserved 'thank you.'
Operation Kid Comfort creates custom-made quilts and pillows for children of deployed U.S. military personnel who experience grief from missing their mom or dad.
Photos of the deployed parent are printed onto fabric and sewn into the quilt or pillow.
Forty volunteers with Operation Kid Comfort were honored at the Italian American Club in Watertown.
The volunteers say helping military families is gratifying.
"This is one small thing that we can do to give back to them because they've given so much," said volunteer Beth Wright-Seeley.
Anyone wanting to help with Operation Kid Comfort can call 755-2016 or visit www.watertownymca.org.