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#1 StarStrong

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

Admin Note: The HAP project is coming to a close over the next few months. At the request of StarStrong (Deborah, the Founder and Director of HAP), all threads are being closed to help ease the transition period. Crochetville and its members are proud to have been a part of supporting this organization and helping them make and send over 9,000 afghans to armed service members.


Help us continue to thank our

wounded Service Men and Women


The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)* is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.


So join us and help us continue to have enough
6” by 9” Rectangles
to make our handmade afghans for those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP* Membership and get registered.

HAP* only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP* Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.

Edited by StarStrong, 10 November 2010 - 10:53 AM.

Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

#2 HollyzHobbyz

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:54 PM

Hi Deborah,

I just shot you an email, to see if I was still listed as a member.

Holly

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#3 StarStrong

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:08 PM

Hi Deborah,

I just shot you an email, to see if I was still listed as a member.


Easy way to know ~ registered HAP Members receive my weekly emails...I sent one this morning.

If you got the email you are a registered HAP Member.

If not, you need to register before January 21, 2011 by sending an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net

**Rectangles are only accepted from registered HAP Members.
Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

#4 HollyzHobbyz

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:10 AM

I'm all taken care of! Started digging through my yarn last night to see what I had that was appropriate! :hook

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#5 propchick

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:44 AM

Are these granny squares, or any kind of rectangles? I'm incredibly bad at granny squares, but regualr rectangles are easy enough!

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:01 AM

Are these granny squares, or any kind of rectangles? I'm incredibly bad at granny squares, but regualr rectangles are easy enough!


These are solid six inch by nine inch rectangles made of 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn (in colors appropriate for gender neutral afghans).

Before making any rectangles you need to become a HAP Members....to do so email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net and follow the registration process (it is two steps).

Hope you will join us in thanking those wounded in service to our country!

Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

#7 RockysMom

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:56 PM

This is a wonderful organization and it makes you feel so good to make the rectangles that will be made into afghans for the injured armed forces personel. If you knit or crochet you should join while the membership is open and start making those 6x9 rectangles. RockysMom

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

I got all set up today. I'm ready to get started!

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 04:37 PM

Help us continue to thank our


wounded Service Men and Women


The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)* is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.


So join us and help us continue to have enough
6” by 9” Rectangles
to make our handmade afghans for those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP* Membership and get registered.

HAP* only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP* Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.

Edited by StarStrong, 10 November 2010 - 10:54 AM.

Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

#10 StarStrong

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

Just in time for Veterans’ Day
The Handmade Afghans to Thank
Our Armed Forces Project
is giving out our
:sstar:sstar:sstar 5,000th:sstar:sstar handmade afghan



It took us 5 years and 8 months (since our first delivery)
and the help of Hundreds of Volunteers


Congratulations to
each and every
HAP Volunteer and Supporter
for making it to this amazing milestone!!!


Are you ready to keep it going???

Remember…..Every Rectangle
brings us closer to thanking
another wounded Service Member.


Let’s keep showing them we care!!!!

Membership to HAP is now open*..... to start your registration send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net

Registration is a two part process and Rectangles are only accepted from registered members.

* HAP's membership drive closes on 1/21/11
Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:14 AM

Help us send warmth and comfort
to our
wounded Service Men and Women.
Let's tell them we remember them in this season of Thanks.



The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.



So join us and help us make 6” by 9” Rectangles
for our handmade afghans going to those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP Membership and get registered.


HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.
Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

:bump Looking for a way to Thank those wounded in service to our country?

Help us send warmth and comfort

to our
wounded Service Men and Women.
Let's tell them we remember them in this season of Thanks.



The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.



So join us and help us make 6” by 9” Rectangles
for our handmade afghans going to those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP Membership and get registered.


HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.


Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:20 AM

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)
is now in its 6th year of sending
handmade afghans
to our wounded Service Men and Women
(in the USA, Germany & Afghanistan)
and we invite you to join us.


This is a fun and easy project as you make 6"x by 9" Rectangles that are combined with the work of others to make our "Rectangle Blankets".

Membership is only open until 1/21/2011 so sign up now by sending an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net

Help us thank those wounded in service to our country!!





Help us send warmth and comfort






to our
wounded Service Men and Women.
Let's tell them we remember them in this season of Thanks.



The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.



So join us and help us make 6” by 9” Rectangles
for our handmade afghans going to those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP Membership and get registered.


HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.


Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:09 AM

Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:
----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Rectangle6x9@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment

Deborah,

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!

There are no words that can express our thanks!
V/R
Linda

Assistant Station Manager
American Red Cross
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC

Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net *before* starting.



Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:06 AM

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!


Oh my that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this. :manyheart
~Lisa~

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:44 PM

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!


Oh my that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this. :manyheart


Me too...especially today, of all days. :)

Holly

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:24 PM

Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:
----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Rectangle6x9@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment

Deborah,

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!

There are no words that can express our thanks!
V/R
Linda

Assistant Station Manager
American Red Cross
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC

Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net *before* starting.



I just sent in an Email to join up and this story brought tears to my eyes as well my Grandfather was in WW2 and he spent the last years of his life in a VA in Salsbury NC. I saw so many great men and herd so many storys while visiting him in that hospital.. But it was always hard to leave the man I looked up to all my life in there.. And then the night we lost him.. The look in the eyes of the friends he had made in that Hosipital they where hurting just as much as us the family were.. I would have done anything to make his last days better but if I can do something for others that have served for us I feel it will help to keep his memory alive..

Kristy
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:13 PM

Hi everyone! I just read the note about introducing ourselves on the Ville {thanks Deborah!}. Salemite4ever is my screen name on the Ville {Marie L A on our website}.
Marie A.
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

We do not expect the wounded Service Members who get HAP handmade afghans to send notes ~ the Rectangle Blankets are a "thank you" note from us to them. However sometimes we get notes and the other day I shared (again) with the Volunteers a note received in May. Thought I would post it here....

Dear HAP,
I just wanted to give you some feedback and let you know how much I appreciated the gift of the handmade afghan. I slept under it two nights ago, and the previous night was spent cold and miserable on a cot with a very thin blanket. That was a stark contrast to the comfortable night I spent under your handmade afghan. As a child I took naps on Sunday afternoons under such an afghan, and it brought back warm memories. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness, and I know others will enjoy using this afghan and the others you've no doubt made for our troops. Thanks for your consideration.

Regards,
MAJ Andrew


If you want to be part of the wonderful group of Volunteers who make the 6" by 9" Rectangles for these memories of home for our wounded Service Members ~ you are in luck!!
Membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011.

Join NOW and you can then start

making a difference on a cold night.

To join email me at Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before making any rectangles.

I look forward to hearing from you!!! :yes


Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:05 AM

Are you ready to help remind our wounded Service Men & Women
they are not forgotten?
:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar
You can do it with something as small as a 6" by 9" rectangle!!


:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar:sstar
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is accepting new Members for a limited time…
only until January 21, 2011.


So join us and help us continue to have enough
6” by 9” Rectangles
to make our handmade afghans for those who have given so much for us and for our country.


Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before you make any rectangles so you can receive detailed information on HAP Membership and get registered.

HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.


Note: registration is a two part process and will require you to join the HAP Forum.

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is a nonprofit organization that has not applied for tax-exempt status under Code Section 501©(3). You should consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of contributions to this organization.
Deborah S-A, Maryland, USA
Proud to be part of an amazing group of Volunteers who crochet for our wounded Service Men and Women....

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

HAP Founder and National/International Director
Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.