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Monday June 26, 2017

(Mount Airy, NC) If you can knit or crochet, and would like to do something nice for others, then Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care invites you to join their Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Members of the group make shawls and throws for military veterans, as well as for hospice patients and their family members.

"The mission of our Prayer Shawl Ministry is to spread God's blessings and love, not only to those experiencing challenging circumstances, but also to those who want to celebrate special happenings, such as weddings, confirmations, births, and graduations," said Sheila Jones, Director of Marketing for Mountain Valley Hospice. "The shawls also provide comfort to families of those who have passed on."

Each shawl is unique and includes a personal prayer from the person who made it. The shawls also receive a blessing from a hospice chaplain when they are brought in at the group gathering.

The group meets on the second Thursday morning of every month from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Martinsville, VA hospice office, located at 730 E. Church Street, Suite 12. The first meeting takes place on August 10. There's no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level.

"Don't worry if you can't knit or crochet because we'll teach you. It's a great group of folks doing great work for others," said Jones.

The ministry works hard to offer prayer shawls to most hospice patients and is now offering special red, white, and blue shawls for those who have served our country. "It is a way for us to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice," said Jones.

Donations of red, white and blue yarn are especially appreciated, and can be delivered to the Martinsville hospice office at 730 East Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville.

For more information, call 276-403-4764.



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