Cline, without hesitation, will tell you that the women donating their time and talents in the Sharing Hope Through Yarn outreach at the Webb City church have been nothing short of a God-send, at least for the Critical Care Services of Freeman Health System.
“What the lovely ladies from CUMC knit and crochet for us at Freeman are called comfort shawls,” said Cline, a registered nurse who is a family care specialist at the Joplin hospital. “These shawls are given to the families of organ, tissue and eye donors while they are still at the hospital. I wish these ladies could see what comfort and support their hard work and compassion give to the families of our local heroes who have given the gift of life. I still tear up every time I give out a comfort shawl.”
Jill Bresson, leader of the church group of about 10 volunteers, said they have made 50 shawls for Freeman since the beginning of the year.