POMEROY — When you look at the women seated at sewing machines or the quilting frame busily sewing and tying as they create colorful comforters, you instinctively know that they are passionate about helping others.
It’s been more than 20 years since the Comfort Club was organized at the first location of the Meigs Cooperative Parish on Condor Street. When the Parish purchased the Pomeroy Elementary School, a special room was set up for the faithful few with a goal of giving a comforter to anyone in need of one when the warm weather passes and winter sets in.
The sign on the door reads “Comfort Club.” Inside there are stacks of material, every color, every design, and skeins of yarn just waiting to be turned into a comforter for a double or twin size bed, a lap robe, or a baby blanket.
There seems never a shortage of materials being donated to the project which makes it possible for the club members to continue their volunteer work.
Recently the Comfort Club reached a milestone. They had made a thousand comforters , all of which had been passed along to Meigs County disadvantaged families. For the volunteers, just knowing that creates what we sometimes call “a warm, fuzzy feeling.”
Distribution of the comforters is handled by Nancy Thoene of the Meigs Cooperative Parish who diligently sees to it that they get to those in need.