With an overwhelming response, the Mennonite Central Committee will be able to keep many people warm this winter.
In their 100th year, the MCC held a special day on January 18. Called the Great Winter Warm-up, it saw thousands of comforters completed across the continent, destined for those in need. In the Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain, they were able to do their part.
“Saturday, January 18 at Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain was a special day,” said local organizer Rita Engbrecht. “We made 25 comforters.”
She said a number of them were brought in already made, but most of them were tied at the all-day event. There were 23 people who showed up, including three children who helped out.