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Comforting Newtown Students with Blankets of Love

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Friday, December 14, 2012 was a day many people will never forget. When people involved with Project Linus, heard about the deadly shooting in Newtown, CT, they knew they had to help immediately.

Project Linus is an organization based out of Central Illinois where people make blankets and quilts for children that need comforting.

Mary Balagna, the National Vice President said, "you can buy something in the store for someone, but it's just not the same as giving them something handmade."

The national organization sent more than 700 blankets to Connecticut. Fifty of them came from the Central Illinois area. Usually the blankets stay in the local area, but with innocent lives taken away, those blankets had to travel miles to make it to the kids that need them most right now.

"We have no conception of what these families are suffering and we just hope maybe a tiny bit of comfort will come from what we have to offer. Just to know that we care," Balagna added. "I really believe this was the most emotional and most difficult collection that we've had."

Two people that don't know each other, but building a bond through a blanket that will never be forgotten.

If you want to help out, click on www.projectlinus.org for ways to donate.

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