By December 22, 2016

Volunteers Deliver Handmade Sleeping Mats for Homeless Vets

The finished mats, rolled up and ready.

The finished mats, made from plastic shopping bags, were rolled up and ready to distribute. Photo Courtesy Daisy Mountain Veterans

In&Out Staff Writers — Earlier this week, a group of volunteers delivered sleeping mats crocheted using plastic shopping bags for distribution to homeless veterans.

“Thanks to the dedication of these volunteers we were able to help 25 veterans sleep more comfortable and a little warmer,” said Mary Ann Derryberry, who organized the effort through Daisy Mountain Veterans.

The group used collection points in Anthem to gather bags. Each squishy mat required cutting and weaving more than 500 bags. Original Story on the Effort >>>

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