TR Nation is full of gnarly tattoos and hidden talents. After Navy veteran Windy Barton spent several weeks helping homeowners during Operation: Starting Gun, she decided to share her sentiment through stitches and whipped up one bad ass quilt. Windy’s patchwork now hangs in the hallway at HQ.
Windy was one of hundreds of TR volunteers who provided relief following the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma last May. She worked really hard, hugged lots of new comrades, and felt a renewed sense of purpose after helping people who’d lost everything.
“After my deployment, I went to my sewing room after thinking about how I can put this experience into words, and I found I couldn’t explain to others how much it changed me,” said Windy.
“Little did I know when I sat in an airplane on my way to Oklahoma City in June that my life would change for the better. All I wanted to do was help people in Moore. I never thought the people I would meet there would inspire me to do better and be better.”
Windy is kindly considering our request to supply each of our 12,000 volunteers with a personalized TR quilt. That’s feasible, right?