Sew Much Comfort Meets With President Bush

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Sew Much Comfort was invited by President George W. Bush to a private meeting at the White House to discuss the importance of their work and to thank them for their support of the military at home and abroad.

Sew Much Comfort was one of fifteen grassroots organizations invited by President George W. Bush to a private meeting at the White House to discuss the importance of their work and to thank them for their support of the military at home and abroad.

Sew Much Comfort is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide "adaptive" clothing, which isn't available from commercial clothiers or medical suppliers, for soldiers to wear during their recuperation process. This clothing is provided at no cost to the service member. Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devises and situations, provides comfort and personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their medical condition.

Through the devoted support of hundreds of volunteer seamstresses across the country, Sew Much Comfort is providing nearly 1,000 items of clothing each month to over 30 medical centers, wounded warrior barracks, VA hospitals, Landstuhl, and Combat Surgical Hospitals.

"Sew Much Comfort was honored to be invited to participate in this meeting with President Bush," said Ginger Dosedel, Co-Founder and CEO of the organization. "I was moved by his obvious dedication to the troops and military families. Because of his frequent contact with the wounded service members, he immediately connected with Sew Much Comfort's mission."

"It was incredible to have the efforts and devotion of Sew Much Comfort's volunteers recognized by the President. They work tireless to provide adaptive clothing to the wounded service members. I'm thrilled to be able to convey to them President Bush's words of support and thanks!"

Bush said the groups represent the nation's values. "It's a remarkable country when we have people who decide to step up and help men and women who are serving their country in a time of need," he said. "These are brave and courageous people who deserve the full support of the American citizenry."

Sew Much Comfort is a member of "America Supports You", a Department of Defense program highlighting the ways America is supporting the nation's service members.

Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communication and public liaison and creator of the "America Supports You" program said, "I want to let you know how much I appreciate and, more importantly, our troops and their families just so appreciate what you're doing through your organizations."

For more information about how to get involved in this initiative, visit their website at http://www.sewmuchcomfort.org.

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