Here Executive Director Pat Wright accepts the checks for donations to MMDC from the team members.
Paloma Dillon of Tremont, IL, came for the day and helped stuff envelopes with Ginger and Val from McHenry, IL. When they were all stuffed, the gals did a few stretching exercises.
On Tuesday we changed it up a bit and gave the team a change of pace. Kysa and Val traced patterns for little boys’ hospital gowns. In half a day they prepared 19 sets of patterns that will be mailed out when requested or sent home with volunteers who want to sew at home.
Part of the team including Glynnda, Sally Jo, Ginger, and Joyce also worked on Personal Dignity Kits in the workroom.
A job well done—275 PDKs completed!
And part of the team assembled flood cleaning buckets in the warehouse.
Jan is restocking the shelves for the next day’s work.
That rubber mallet moves so fast it’s a blur, Pat!
In the sewing machine repair room local volunteer Harold got some assistance for a day from Harlan Dillon from Tremont, IL.
Caretakers Dick and Judy weigh the school desks going out in a load.
Bale, Mark, and Dick load sewing machines into the trailer.
Then Mark called everyone together to pray out a load of school desks and sewing machines that are going to Nigeria. Below are Warehouse/Clerical Assistant Mary, Warehouse Supervisor Mark, Bale who was originally from Nigeria, and Glynnda. Bale told how his mother received a sewing machine after his father died which helped her support Bale and provide him with a better life. Glynnda recently traveled to Africa on a mission trip where they taught the women how to use treadle sewing machines.