A local church has worked hard for months to be able to deliver a special gift to some worthy recipients, and today, that special gift made it’s way from the church, to its destination.
Stitch by stitch and blanket by blanket, over 50 blankets made their way from all over the state to Glenburn Nursing Homes in Linton.
And now, they’re making their way into the arms of those whose appreciation is remarkable.
“But I think it’s a thoughtful thing and a very cozy idea of somebody that, that they would and a very generous idea that somebody would think of something like that.”
Yes, some are still in the holiday spirit, but this service isn’t about just being a few days after Christmas.
“Not only does the church get blessed with being able to see the appreciation on someone’s face but it’s also the people who are doing the receiving know, oh hey, I am special, I am somebody,” said organizer and WTWO Employee Jeremy Hamilton.
The act of kindness and thoughtfulness can’t really be put into words by the recipients, but a few words does give it justice.
“I think they would be surprised and they would be appreciative.”
The blankets come with a prayer, and some folks already have ideas for what they’ll use for it.
“I can wrap up in it and watch TV.”
“It’s just a cozy little thing in the winter time that’s all. Little blanket, you can wrap it around ya and this looks like something that’ll be not, not heavy but warm.”
And members of the church are just overjoyed they can help put a smile on someone’s face.
“Something like this really brightens someone’s day, kinda brightens their spirits. Let them know, you know, someone does care. Someone is here for them, and you know, that’s kind of the message we want to give out here.”
The blankets were given to each resident at Glenburn Nursing Home.