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First Presbyterian Ladies donate Blankets to Hospital Patients and Beyond

Many members of the First Presbyterian Church are pictured here on one of their many workdays, tying blankets to be donated to patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital and beyond.  These ladies work on quilting and other service projects at their homes, then come together monthly to complete their work and plan for the deliveries of these service projects.

 

Patients of all ages at Veterans Memorial Hospital enjoy the blankets as well as care facilities, Allamakee County Relief Office, NE Iowa Community Action, TASC, Abused Women division of Helping Services; the VA Hospital in Iowa City, a homeless shelter in Des Moines, and local fire, sheriff and police departments.

Sue Schlitter and Dorothy Van Ruler, Project Coordinators, state, “We have been meeting for over 10 years, sharing our projects, sharing our stories and just enjoying one another’s company over coffee. We even go out for lunch together following.   Most importantly, we brainstorm ideas where our service can be put to the best use, which often includes sharing our projects with missions all over the Midwest.”