Cumberland Valley Relief Center Hosts Comforter Blitz

Cumberland Valley Relief Center Hosts Comforter Blitz

"These comforters get sent out to countries in need, either because of natural disaster, war, violence,” said Diane Brockman, director of the Cumberland Valley Relief Center.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dozens of volunteers at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center were busy sewing Tuesday as part of their Comforter Blitz event. They aimed to make at least 100 comforters for those in need.

"These comforters get sent out to countries in need, either because of natural disaster, war, violence,” said Diane Brockman, director of the Cumberland Valley Relief Center.

Brockman said they usually have one Comfortor Blitz every year, but this time they are having two due to an increased need.

"If our numbers get low because we've shipped out a lot of comforters, we have the Blitz to get the numbers back up so that we're ready to send them out as needs arise,” Brockman said.

In addition to their Comforter Blitz events, many volunteers come into the center year-round to make comforters.

"You feel like you're doing something good for the world when you come up and have a day in of going your different chores,” volunteer Monna Gayman said.

Although many of the volunteers will never meet the people they are helping, they said it is all worth it.

"We feel that it shows god's love and compassion to people who receive them,” Brockman said. “[We’re] letting them know that even though they are having a time of distress, there are other people in the world that care about them and care about their needs."

The Cumberland Valley Relief Center accepts fabric and blanket donations to make their comforters. All donations can be dropped off at: 4225 Molly Pitcher Hwy, Chambersburg, PA 17202 Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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