From around the world: 350 blankets comfort victims

VICTORVILLE, CALIF. — Relief Society sisters in the Victorville California Stake have made hundreds of blankets to send to the St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City to help children who were injured or lost parents in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Sally Sparks of the High Desert chapter of Project Linus, a charitable organization that provides security blankets to children affected by trauma, received a request for blankets two days after the attacks and immediately sent 40. The blanket project began several months ago with the intent that homemade security blankets would be given for local use to Project Linus.

To date, the sisters in the Victorville stake have donated time and materials for more than 350 quilts and blankets.

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