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