Children Of Deployed Troops Receive Comfort Quilts | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Children Of Deployed Troops Receive Comfort Quilts

Play associated audio

Children with parents serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will receive a special kind of comfort, thanks to more than 200 volunteers in our area.

Men and women gather around tables in the concession area of RFK Stadium. They are making brightly-colored quilts.

Jason Keefer holds a pair of scissors. "We're working on Grace MacAlany's quilt right now. We've got eight or nine pictures of her with her father," says Keefer.

The quilts feature fabric photographs of children and their deployed parents. "They'll be going to the child, to perhaps, ya know, cry in, or just to comfort them," says Keefer.

Operation Kid Comfort is one of 50 projects held in the D.C. area for the inaugural 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, part of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

NPR

FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans visited the set of FX's cross-border crime drama, discovering the way the show's Spanish-language scenes help reveal new dimensions to the series' Mexican characters.
NPR

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Limbo No More: Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

NPR

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.