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North America West Area

Clothing for babies donated

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — The holiday spirit shown brightly recently at the Christmas dinner of the Relief Society of the Yorba Linda 2nd Ward, Placentia California Stake, when a letter was read from a nurse at Women's & Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. The letter thanked the sisters for their service to new mothers.

Months earlier, ward member Chris Anderson began organizing a homemaking night so sisters in the ward could make items for babies that would otherwise go without. With sewing machines, irons and crochets hooks, more than 30 women worked on the project. Young Women in the ward embroidered baby shirts and tied quilts. As a result of their efforts, a total of 270 items were donated to the hospital.

The project was such a success that the women are planning another service project for the hospital.

Africa Southeast Area

Cleaning orphanage

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — With the aid of rakes, work gloves and breathing masks, members of the Ubungo Branch, Kenya Nairobi Mission, participated in a service project here recently.

For the second time this year, members worked at a orphanage. They cut and burned grass and weeds surrounding the property and beautified the outside of the building. Other members worked inside, cleaning the orphanage.

Chile Area

Paraplegics assisted at hospital

SANTIAGO, Chile — Dr. Ruben Alvarado Munoz, director of the Barros Luco-Trudeau Hospital, expressed appreciation to the Church for its recent gift of a number of bedsore prevention kits to assist paraplegic patients.

The kits were presented by welfare missionaries Elder Ernest and Sister Marcella Bramwell, Elder Dexter and Sister Kay Davis and Dr. Newell Richardson, mission physician for Chile.

"This material is received with gratitude and appreciation for the Church's work of spiritual and material welfare in our country," said Dr. Alvarado.

In addition to the kits, the hospital was also given books about the Church and recordings of the Tabernacle Choir, said Rodolfo Acevedo, Chile Area director of public affairs.

North America East Area

City's cemetery cleaned

SHAWNEE, Ky. — More than 60 Young Men and Young Women and their families in the New Albany Indiana Stake worked recently to clean one of this city's oldest cemeteries, which because of age had been considerably neglected.

More than five acres of the cemetery was mowed and weeded. Markers, many of which had been weathered over time, were refurbished. Members of the community were impressed by the Church members' enthusiasm for the service project.

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