Warm Hearts: Seniors Donate Blankets to Local Veterans

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By Nolan P. Smith

(Victor Valley)– The Senior Programming Department at Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group and their Senior Crochet Circle hand made 200 lap blankets, which were donated to local veterans at the Barstow Veterans Home on December 18th.

Blankets were donated as a part of Heritage Medical Groups Outreach Community Service. “We have a program here, the Crochet Circle, where all of our senior ladies get together, there’s about 25-30 of them, and twice a month we crochet for somebody that needs it,” said Heritage Senior Director Cindy Carroll. “Like last year we did homeless shelters. This year, we did Veterans, and now we are working on doing convalescent hospitals.”

Making hand made blankets is one thing, but to donate them to those who could really benefit from their warmth is truly outstanding. Carroll spoke about the group that makes this possible, “Oh its great, its really a fantastic group, and everybody’s so happy that we are actually helping somebody else.”

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“We probably already got 100 blankets made,” said Carroll in regards to the blankets now being made for convalescent homes this holiday season. “We like to donate around Christmas, so we will probably have blankets for several convalescent hospitals.”

Donations of yarn are gladly accepted, “Yarn is the most expensive part of the project,” said Carroll. “It usually comes out of our petty cash budget. We have had a couple of people donate a lot of yarn to us, which really helps.”

If you would like to donate, or would like more information, please contact Cindy Carroll at (760) 245-4747. For more information on Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, visit them online at www.hvvmg.com.

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