LSC Board member Frances Lamb and the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church “Quilt Ministry” team in Wilmington, North Carolina, are showing some extra warm compassion for disaster survivors in North and South Carolina. Each year the group, coordinated by Linda Pfeifle, makes handmade quilts for to be distributed to disaster survivors around the world. Their group is one of many Lutheran quilt-making teams around the United States.
“Social distancing made it more challenging this year but nothing will stop these caring and amazing people from helping our neighbors in need,” said Frances Lamb.
The group asked Lutheran Services Carolinas Disaster Services to help distribute 65 handmade quilts to North and South Carolina disaster survivors, who will select the quilt of their choice among those available.
Retired Lutheran pastor Greg Moore and his teammates with the South Carolina Synod’s volunteer mission group IPAN (Indigenous Peoples Accompaniment Network) will assist LSC NC/SC Disaster Services in sharing with Native American survivors who were severely affected during the April 2020 tornadoes in Neeses, South Carolina, and other areas. The remaining “quilt hugs” will be shared with NC survivors.
- The group welcomes fabric and batting donations so they can make even more quilts.