Local quilting groups mammoth response to world disasters

This winter a dozen members of Messiah Lutheran Church have been sewing and tying the 33 quilts to donate to the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) quilt effort.

These quilts can be used as baby carriers, as a market display when piled with vegetables for sale, as a sack for transporting goods to and from market, as sunshade, and as blankets for warmth. The goal this year for LWR is to send 500,000 quilts to countries around the world. This nonprofit organization, which specializes in International Development and Disaster Relief, has sent relief to various countries for nearly 50 years beginning in Europe.

In addition, Messiah members created 52 personal care kits filled with bar soap, toothbrushes, combs and fingernail clippers all wrapped in towels. These kits are being shipped to the Philippines where they have suffered enormously from natural disasters.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Take a break from your holiday shopping and spend your afternoon playing bingo! Come out, join the fun, and celebrate the holidays on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Red Lodge Dance Group looking for new members. Beginners very welcome. Need not be a couple, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Roosevelt Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.