|History, Mission, Goals, Directors, Advisors|
The Heart of America Quilt began on September 13th 2001 with the intent to help Maine children find a
means to convey their support while recovering from the most tragic event in their history. Within weeks
the quilt started receiving panels from many other states and countries wishing to take part in the
project because of its unique way of uniting everyone, regardless of race, religion or age. In its
early stages to reach children and give them a means to feel helpful over helpless, it became evident
that it was not just the children that needed to feel the unity and healing. It was our Nation, our
World that needed that unity.
The quilt now boasts involvement from all 50 of the United States and many other countries, including Canada, France, England, Switzerland, South Africa, Ireland, India, Iraq and Germany. The quilt, that began as a simple and small project from Maine, is now over 19,000 sq. ft. of fabric in the form of a United States Flag. The Quilt holds tens of thousands of signatures from all over the world. The Quilt travels the country for displays, bringing the communities together and thanking first responders, military, organizations, children, political leaders and all other community members for working together to make their community a better place.
The Heart of America Quilt is dedicated to unite in honor of those affected by 9/11 and to educate children and the public about current events, history and uniting for community service.
The goal of the Quilt is to demonstrate the unity of this great nation in the form of a U.S. Flag whose white stripes are made up of panels from individuals, organizations and government agencies, and to serve as a reminder of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms.
The goal of our educational program is to create a more enlightened world by establishing and maintaining a national level education program directed at creating greater awareness and involvement among citizens, beginning with children, and in community involvement with group communications at the Federal, State and Local levels.
Honorable Doug Belden - Tax Collector, Hillsborough County, Florida
NCCM(SW/AW) Kevin Sullivan, USN - HoAQ Sponsorship and Fundraising Advisor
John A. Hill, SGM, U.S. Army Retired - Military Business Development Executive, Regis Univ - Fundraising Advisor
Mr. Robert Wade, USMC Retired - Fundraising Advisor
Mr. Michael Midura - Fundraising Advisor
Mr. Mark D. Faram - HoAQ Public Relations Advisor
Phil Vyce, Pioneer Services, HoAQ PR/ Marketing Advisor
Linda Robertson - HoAQ Political Advisor
Keff Dolan - HoAQ Media Advisor
Mark Archer - Delpadre Productions, HoAQ Technical Advisor
Jim Hobson - Partner, Carbon-Collective, Inc., HoAQ Computer Applications Advisor
Brian DeLoatche - Tyson's Corner Marriott, HoAQ Personal Advisor to the Executive Director
Yarnell Johnson - Front Desk Manager Tyson's Corner Marriott, HoAQ Hospitality Advisor
Dr. Habib Frahmand - HoAQ International Advisor
John R. Williams II, CFP - Tower Square Securities Incorporated, A member of Citigroup
Kelly Williams, CFO - Tower Square Securities Incorporated, A member of Citigroup
Capt. Benjamin - US Airways
Capt. Harry C. Hopkins III - NREMT-P - Washington Metro Airports Authority, DC
Rick L. Root - Assistant to the General President, IUPAT
Major General John W. Libby - Honorary Advisor
Linda Rapacki - New York Merchentile Exchange (NYMEX)
National Community Service Education Project Advisors:
Mount Merici Student Advisory Board
Teacher Leader - Mrs. Russo
For current Positions available at the Heart of America Quilt please contact Admin@HeartofAmericaQuilt.org. Be advised that when joining the Heart of America Quilt Staff, we adhere to these values in all our affairs:
· RESPECT: Treating others, as we want to be treated. Accepting all persons for their unique gifts and needs. Believing in the inherent worth and sacredness of each person.
· INTEGRITY: Seeking to effect wholeness in all our relationships – individually and organizationally. Keeping our word, and being faithful to who we say we are.
· COMPASSION: Caring and comforting in a personalized manner through our presence.
· HOSPITALITY: Welcoming all, to an environment of dignity and a sense of being “one”.
· EXCELLENCE: Consistently aiming to achieve highest quality outcomes while striving for innovation, collaboration and continuous quality improvement.
· STEWARDSHIP: Making use of all our human, material, environmental and financial resources in a responsible and accountable manner.
Heart of America Quilt is committed to promoting community service and unity in the memory of those lost on 9/11 and during the continuing war on terror. To that end, it is of the utmost importance that our Directors and Advisors reflect the best characteristics of honor, integrity and ethics.
President’s Volunteer Service Award