BRADBURY — “We were just looking for a way to make a difference in somebody’s life.”
That was how Debbie Finlaw described how the Ladies Heart to Home group of the Bradbury Church of Christ got involved in making fleece blankets for the Veterans Homeless Shelter in Huntington, W. Va. Finlaw said there are about a hundred veterans there and the goal of the group is to have one of their nice tied fleece blankets for each one at Christmas.
They are working on the project at their monthly meetings at the church with some of the fabric cutting taking place at home and then being brought to the meetings for finishing.
As for how they are financing the project, she said donations to help pay for the materials have been made by the Mason VFW and its Auxiliary and money has been given by the church. Other donations of money or of time in making the colorful fleece blankets will be appreciated since it is important to have them ready to deliver well before Christmas, said Finlaw.
“We just want to make a difference in a veteran’s life,” she added.
For more information, to volunteer to help, or contribute in some other way, she can be contacted at (740) 985-3609.