Military Ministry

Handmade Afghan Project

For  years a local group has been knitting and crocheting rectangles, which have been sent to the suburban Washington DC area where they are made into afghans for our local servicemen.  Our group sent 5,991 rectangles –or 122 afghans!  The DC area group retired.

 Our local Rectanglers decided they didn’t want to retire, so they now are continuing on their own project.  The finished afghans will be delivered to the VA Hospital in Tampa.

 You Can Help!!

It’s not too late!!  You can help in several ways:

(1) We need additional people to knit and crochet rectangles.

(2) We need more people to crochet them together (we will give you simple instructions).

(3) And we need yarn or money to buy yarn for assembling the rectangles into afghans.

(4) If you have an artistic eye, we could use a few more people to help with the designing.

Thanks for your support for this great program.  Please e-mail or call Sue Wait or Terry Hussey if you can help.


MOTS Care Packages

We are collecting items to send to those serving overseas in the Military. There is a box in Lowe Hall and hope that you will help us fill them with items for the servicemen.  These items will be forwarded to MOTS-Manatee Operation Troop Support.

Check the list of items needed in Lowe Hall, or see Bill or Sue Wait.

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