Sew Much Comfort, an inspiring organization dedicated to creating adaptive clothing for wounded Veterans, was highlighted recently in the Snohomish County Herald.
The efforts of its volunteers—spread across the US, Canada, and Germany—allow Veterans who have prosthetics or casts to wear ordinary clothing instead of hospital gowns, and to have specially-made garments allowing them to dress themselves.Merilyn Beck, who helped her husband adapt to his injuries after returning from World War II, set up a Sew Much Comfort program at her local senior center. The national organization sends clothes like t-shirts, pajama pants, and dress pants to be adapted, and those handy with a sewing machine are kept busy. But even those who can’t deftly ply the needle can get involved by donating new clothes or money to cover shipping costs.Those interested in aiding the program can go to the Sew Much Comfort website to find opportunities available locally. Volunteers are assigned a regional director to help guide them through the sewing process and answer any questions about the production process.