Women’s group reaches out to community

Published 6:15 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When the holidays roll around, many people and organizations jump on the bandwagon to help people, but the WMU at South Luverne Baptist Church makes helping people their mission throughout the year.

Their current project — delivering soup and fruit baskets to shut-ins.

“We have 13 baskets to deliver,” said WMU Director Doris Rogers. “We are also making pillows for the dialysis center in Troy.”

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In total, the group will complete 112 pillows for dialysis patients in which the patients will be able to lay their arms on or use for naps.

“We just love to do this,” she said.

Rogers and Betty Tomberlin spent a few days between the two cutting out the patterns for the pillows, and on Tuesday, the members of the WMU were busy stuffing the pillows.

Throughout 2013, the ladies have been busy making quilts, dolls, throws and more to send to various places including the nursing home, children in Cambodia and storm victims.

“We always have something going on,” Rogers said.

Additionally, the group made gift baskets for local public servants to express their appreciation for their service, donated dolls to Beacon Children’s Hospital and made bags of personal items for the hospital.

On Tuesday, Rogers, Tomberlin, Annette Sipper, Marilyn Bailey, Sherry Humphrey, Mary Helen Knight, Betty Joyce Knighten, Edna Ruth Norsworthy, Chrys Baggett and Jackie Langford were busy preparing items