A ceremony was held during a recent Sunday worship service at Christ The King Evangelical Lutheran Church in 100 Mile House to bless and dedicate a shipment of relief materials destined for refugee camps in Mauritania.
This shipment was assembled by the King’s Quilters, a group of eight ladies from the church and their friends.
Deidre Allen organized the project, which saw the ladies work from October to April to make 87 quilts comprised of more than 2,000 squares of fabric.
Three ladies from Young Lake added 22 children’s quilts, as well as 87 rolls of leprosy bandages and numerous hospital hats, pneumonia vests, lap robes and baby kits. The Seventy Mile Access Centre assisted by donating materials that could be recycled.
The shipment will be taken to the Mennonite Centre in Clearbrook where volunteers from Canadian Lutheran World Relief will pack the materials gathered by Christ The King and sister congregations throughout British Columbia.
The shipping container, destined for Mauritania, is sent with funds donated by congregations, as well as federal government grants.