All are welcome to join the fun at the 13th annual Mennonite Central Committee Comforter Blitz on March 2, 3 and 4 at Journey Mennonite Church at the Yoder Campus, 1 mile north of Yoder. Blitz times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
At the Blitz, comforters will be tied and finished for Mennonite Central Committee to send overseas to provide warmth and comfort to people displaced by war or those recovering from natural disasters. Last year, MCC shipped over 53,000 blankets to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, North Korea, Iraq, Syria and Burkina Faso, and have requests for over 50,000 comforters for again this year.
Come and have a good time while helping others. No sewing skills are required. Lunch is available by donation each day, or you may bring your own sack lunch. Bring snacks to share during the work day.
100 years ago this year, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) was formed when representatives of various Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren groups met in July 1920 in Elkhart, Ind., and pledged to aid hungry people, including Mennonites in southern Russia (present-day Ukraine).
This event is hosted by Kansas Friends of MCC, an organization that supports the work of MCC. For more information, check the MCC Comforter Blitz page, https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/mcc-comforter-blitz.