News Release

Young Single Adults Spread Warmth

Young single adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints saw a need in their West Australia community and went into action. In May they gathered over 200 blankets for homeless shelters.

The blanket collection came about in response to an appeal for winter warmth from St Patrick's Community Support Centre in Fremantle. "The kids heard about the collection on the radio and wanted to get involved," said Gary Johnson of the Rockingham ward.

Some made blankets by learning to knit and crochet. Others set about gathering them from friends and family. St Patrick's Community Relations Manager, Lisa Garside, said the donations were rapidly distributed to needy recipients.

According to Johnson, the community-minded young people then went about gathering up blankets for other areas where homelessness "is a growing problem."


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