Winslow Manor residents send homemade aid to hurricane victims

Several residents of the Winslow Manor have been very busy since the beginning of the year, as they have been knitting, crocheting and sewing blankets, afghans and quilts as part of the Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) Project Helping Angels National Donated Support (HANDS).

The project gives individuals an opportunity to share their talents with others in need. The participants have decided to send the completed items to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The group began in early January. The project began as part of the help project for abused and homeless families in the community, but the group felt there was more need in the hurricane areas.

Project HANDS requires all items to be made using donated materials, such as fabric and yarn. Winslow Manor Service Coordinator Darcey McKee noted that RHF, along with Sheltered Reality, help collect materials for the group.

The group, which includes Montie Cribbs, Jerri Penn, Helen Bean, Ruth Deterle and Sally Garcia, has also made hats, booties and bears.

Donations to the group can be made by calling McKee at 289-6696, or dropping off items at the Winslow Manor located at 901 W. Desmond.

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