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Blankets Warm Hearts and Sidney Area Communities

December 03, 2012

Western Nebraska Community College's Sidney Campus is spreading warm cheer to its surrounding communities this holiday season by donating blankets to panhandle living centers and nursing homes. 


This week, WNCC will donate blankets to Garden County Health Services/Long Term Care (Oshkosh), Golden Living Center (Sidney), Heritage of Bridgeport (Bridgeport), Kimball County Manor (Kimball), and Miller Memorial Care Center (Chappell), Memorial Health Center Long Term Care (Sidney), Riverview Assisted Living (Lewellen), and Sloan Estates (Sidney).


WNCC's Sidney Campus  purchased a variety of fleece and students volunteered their time and energy to measure, cut, and tie the fleece pieces together to create what is commonly called a "no-sew throw."


"We are so pleased to support the project again this year," said Paula Abbott, WNCC Sidney Campus director.  "Our students and staff enjoy making the blankets and our local residents seem to appreciate this small gesture of care for our neighbors."