Volunteers make over 200 blankets for the homeless

Volunteers make over 200 blankets for the homeless

Over 100 Volunteers from the valley made blankets for the homeless during this year’s Give Back Give Warmth event on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center.

The Give Back Give Warmth event started in 2010 when they handed out 13 blankets. Over the years, they have been able to hand out over 200 blankets to the homeless in Yakima.

Volunteers from all ages were in charge of cutting the material and tying the blankets together.

The blankets will be given to residents at Camp Hope and people who go to Triumph Services in Yakima.

Give Back Give Warmth coordinator, Dirk Bernd, said they’ll be able to make nearly 230 blankets due to donations they have received.

“We purchase the fleece thanks to the donation of Yakima Southwest Rotary Club,” said Bernd. “They help sponsor the event so we can buy enough fleece.”

The blankets will be delivered next week.

If you are interested in volunteering next year you can get more information on the Give Back Give Warmth Facebook page.

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