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Tyler Southern Will Get Community Quilt

12:24 PM, Aug 1, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The message is:  Fill the Quilt!  Some volunteers are getting together to create a quilt for Tyler Southern, a local marine almost killed in Afghanistan last year.  Tyler is now a triple amputee.

A lady named Veige Williams is spearheading this project. The quilt will hang in Tyler's new home to be built by volunteers. The home will be in St. Johns County. 

Since we told you about the quilt, dozens of folks have stepped up to sponsor a $5 house and message.

But much of the quilt is still blank.

If you would like to sponsor a house with your own message, the cost is $5.  Please read the message below from the quilt volunteers.  

If you want to contact Veige directly, her email is:


               WE NEED YOU!!!

       This is your chance to show your support of our military.


         HELP US FILL this                     QUILT!                        

Tyler Southern is a Jacksonville, FL area marine that has lost both legs, and right arm in Afghanistan on May 5, 2010. "Homes for Troops" is building him a custom fit home.

This inspirational keepsake quilt is being made for Tyler.

The quilt has the Marine Corps logo in the center surrounded by houses  to represent his country's support.

Sponsors of $5.00 per house are being accepted (400 houses to fill the quilt top) from anywhere in the US. In return for your sponsorship:  

your name/family/short inspirational quote/business name or" In memory of", will be printed on ONE of the houses on the quilt.

Any monies left after covering expenses will be made into a gift card for his new home.

To sponsor a house mail/bring:   Printed Name, phone number where one can be reached (in case we cannot read your writing to verify spelling of name) and $5.00 per house to one of the following addresses

                VFW Post #7909                                                            Michael's Store #7766                 

Attn:  Robert Hull                                            Attn:  Veige Williams(Floral Designer)                   

6204 Blanding Blvd.                                                        1993 EastWest Parkway                                                

Jacksonville,FL 32210                                                     Fleming Island, FL 32003   



Name, quote, business or "In memory of"(please Print)


Phone number      ( _______)_______-___________




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