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Quilting group aids Philippines disaster


A local quilting group that sends its blankets to a charity organization found out its quilts aided those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The storm has killed thousands and displaced more than half a million people since it struck earlier this month.

Heidi Lyons is a member of The Ruth Circle, the quilting group that meets twice a month in the Lutheran church. Every year it donates more than a hundred quilts across the world to those in need.

“They’ve gone to Africa and they’ve gone to Southeast Asia,” Lyons said. “All the quilts that we sent down are going to go to...

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