Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


April 29, 1993

Donations sought to make afghans for homeless

The owner of a Linthicum knitting shop is urging area residents to donate yarn or squares that can be made into afghans for the homeless.

Eloise Vaughan, who runs the Knitting Loft from her home, has organized a group of volunteers to make afghans as part of Warm Up America!, a national project to distribute afghans to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army or directly to the homeless.

Warm up America! began last summer and is expected to continue through the end of this summer. So far, 9,000 afghans have been made for shelters or people displaced by Hurricane Andrew.

Mrs. Vaughan has collected yarn since last fall, and volunteers have completed four afghans for the Salvation Army. She would like to collect enough 7-inch by 9-inch squares and enough help to complete 25 afghans by summer.

To make a donation or for information, call 859-3888.

Linthicum volunteers honored for PATH work

Five Linthicum residents were honored for their volunteer work with People Aiding Travelers and the Homeless (PATH) at a luncheon last week -- National Volunteer Week -- in Baltimore.

Of the 50 volunteers who staff PATH information desks at BWI airport, 27 are county residents, and they are credited with more than 6,900 hours of service.

The five Linthicum residents honored were Barbara Kline, 216 hours of service; Mary Ledergerber, 2,688 hours; Sue Reynolds, 505 hours; Cordelah Swanson, 164 hours; and Dale Townsend with 930 hours.

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