CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - More than 100 hundred people came out to the St. Vincent De Paul Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Saturday to help make quilts for the homeless in southeast Missouri and St. Louis.
The goal is to make over 250 quilts, also called bedrolls. These bedrolls will be distributed across Southeast Missouri including Kennett, Cape Girardeau and St. Louis.
According to coordinator Kathy Berkbigler, Homeless Connect in Cape Girardeau recently took 100 bedrolls, and Kennett took 50.
All have already been distributed.
St. Louis took in 150 bedrolls and due to the large amount of homeless in that area.
The bedrolls were given out in a lottery fashion, so not all were able to receive one.
The quilts are collected year round and stored until able people are able to piece them together to make a complete bedroll.
Whatever fabric available is sown together and tied off and then distributed.
Many workers on hand have been working to provide area homeless with these bedrolls, but some youth were on hand to help out.
This event continues through Sunday and organizers feel they are well on their way to reaching their goal.