Several crafty ladies gathered together Feb. 8 to make baby crib sheets.
The endeavor supported The Gabriel Project's Wetzel County chapter and was sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul's Little Flower Society group; however, the charitable event was open to any member of the public who wished to gather for fellowship and a worthy cause. Approximately 15 women were in attendance, and they made approximately 50 blankets.
Whether participants were a master of sewing, cutting, ironing, or elastic stuffing, the ladies were busy for hours, all for the cause of helping keep babies warm and loved.
Linda Barth, of The Gabriel Project, carefully sews a crib sheet.
Wetzel County's Gabriel Project location is at 515 Maple Avenue in New Martinsville.
Families or single parents who may be in need of financial assistance are encouraged to stop by for tangible needs such as safe cribs, secure car seats, diapers, formula, clothing, and hygiene products at a low or no cost rate to the client.
The Gabriel Project also wants to provide emotional support, information about child care, and they even make referrals to other social service organizations.
The Wetzel County site has been very busy since its opening. Linda Barth, of the Wetzel County site, noted that she has been overwhelmed "that we have such a giving community." She added that many of the clients that have been helped have, in return, donated back when they are able.
Barth noted that The Gabriel Project is always in need of volunteers as well.
Hours of operation for The Gabriel Project will be every Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. and also every third Saturday of the month, noon to 4 p.m. at the building location.
For more information, contact Linda Barth at 304-398-4156. Also, check out "Gabriel Project Wetzel Site" on Facebook.