Local church quilters present hand-made quilts to Sheriff Lott and RCSD officers
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) Victims Services Unit received 13 handmade children’s quilts from the Julie Vanderpool Quilters at Northeast Presbyterian Church, at RCSD headquarters, Wed., Dec. 18. The quilts will be provided to children who are placed in emergency protective custody.
“This is another way in which the communities we serve and friends of the department are helping us as we come to the aid of – and protect – children who are otherwise being abused or neglected,” says Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. “These quilts are not only beautiful, but they will be a comfort to little ones who, through no fault of their own, are in bad situations.”
Rhonda Vitali, a long-time member of the Julie Vanderpool Quilters at Northeast Presbyterian Church, says the 13 quilts are the first of the children’s quilts that the group will make and continue making for RCSD.
“We make charity quilts for various missions around the world,” says Vitali. “We’ve sent quilts to South America, Asia, Africa, really all over the world and here in the U.S., every state in the Union. Anytime there is a disaster, we send quilts. We try to keep quilts on hand for those who need comfort.”
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