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Quilt to be raffled off as fundraiser for homeless

Apr. 12, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A locally made quilt has been on a tour of local businesses as part of a fundraiser for the Cabell County Coalition for the Homeless.

Made by the Piecemakers, who meet at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Huntington, the quilt will be on display at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square through Monday, April 15. Raffle tickets are $5.

The Piecemakers quilt group has been together since 2004. In addition to its annual quilt show, the group annually gives away quilts to local nonprofit organizations. Quilts in the past have been given to such groups as Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity, My Brother's Keeper, Save Our Sisters, Project Linus and others.

The Coalition for the Homeless is a nonprofit agency that helps house more than 70 people coming out of homelessness and into an apartment. The agency also does programming such as job placement assistance, and puts on special events such as Project Homeless Connect, which connects homeless and low-income families with more than 60 agencies that can help.

For more information, email Breanne Akers, director of development for Cabell County Coalition for the Homeless, and Harmony House at ch.akersbre@gmail.com or call 304-523-2764, Ext. 102.