IBOL is ready to accept some more bundles of love! This time they are going to the widows of Fallujah. I’ll let Art La Flamme, the IBOL guy, tell you why:
“Why Fallujah? It’s a word and place that resonates with many in the military. It’s where insurgents captured, killed, and paraded the bodies of four Blackwater employees. It’s where there were tough violent struggles, the first and second battles of Fallujah. It’s a place that even today looks as if the fighting just ended today. And it’s a place where, even today, there is crime, violence, insurgent groups and attacks on the guilty and the innocent.
And why widows? I don’t think there’s a tougher life in Iraq, than that of a widow. It’s about widows because so much of IBOL is about women, and wives, and mothers, and daughters. It’s about widows because change isn’t going to come from angry men, or their weapons, but from homes, and families, and the women that keep them all together.”
If you don’t have a massive fabric stash or yarn stash, you can still help! I’ll happily create a bundle in your name and send it for you. All you need to do is cover the cost of the shipping and notions bag and another 20 yard bundle of fabric will be off to Iraq. If you are interested you can contact me via email at jill.stempl(at)gmail(dot)com.