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Quilts made to help give warmth to homeless

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The 20th annual Ugly Quilt Weekend held in Cape Girardeau did a great deal to help the homeless. 

Hundreds volunteered their time as they sewed over 230 quilts Saturday and Sunday at the DePaul Center in Cape Girardeau. 

These quilts will be delivered to St. Louis where they will be distributed to those that are in need of warmth this winter. 

"It makes me a little sad that someone that their homeless and their out on the streets but it makes me happy that this is something that we can provide to them," volunteer Danielle Grandberry said. 

Unfortunately, St. Louis has many that are without homes and these quilts will be raffled off; not every homeless person will be able get one. 

Still these volunteers here say it's more people that can get a little warmth that wouldn't have it otherwise. 

"Whenever I do see individuals that don't have homes, I do feel for them," volunteer Jenna Jackson said.

"I'm glad that their are certain organizations around the community that can help them. I feel by just doing this, a simple thing, that this is a way to help someone."

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