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By Charlotte Hopkins

With winter winds already biting down on Pittsburgh, it is hard to imagine what the homeless are enduring this time of year, but Joy Hunter, of Greenock, is doing her part to answer that need. She is now collecting yarn to make afghans for the homeless in McKeesport and Pittsburgh.

Peace Quilt
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church's members work hard to make afghans and quilts for those in need.

Joy started making blankets in 2002, with several members of her church, Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. At first, the lap blankets were for shut-ins and for patients at McKeesport Hospital in the oncology department. She first learned of the patients' needs from her son, who worked at the hospital at the time.

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church also makes quilts. Those ladies are called the Peace Quilters. Through the years they have made 1500 quilts and distributed them to the Lutheran World Relief, an organization which then sent the quilts to the Sunshine Kitchen in McKeesport, the Intersection Food Bank, and even to thirld-world countries.

Those interested in donating yarn or fabric for quilts can contact Joy at 412-751-5148. You can also call the Lutheran Church at 412-751-8073. 




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