Summarized by Kent Larsen
Latter-day Saints women aid needy
Johnson co IN Daily Journal 13May00 D1
By Nancy Voris: Daily Journal staff writer
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- More than 130 women attended a service
project held by the Relief Society of the Indianapolis Stake on May
6th. Called, "Errand of Angels," the 4-hour project brought the women
together to do multiple service projects to benefit both the local
community and worldwide charities.
During the project, the women made surgery dolls for children going
into surgery, baby quilts for the special care nursery at a local
hospital and leper bandages for distribution to lepers around the
world. The group also collected eye glasses and canned goods for
local charities and assembled media kits fo a local cancer agency.
The Daily Journal's article focused on the leper bandages knitted by
the group. "The leper bandages are called a 'labor of love' because
it takes eight hours to crochet one," says Debbie Brown, public
affairs director for the Indianapolis Stake. "But they're simple;
even a beginner can do one." According to Brown, 5 million people
worldwide suffer from leprosy.
The bandages are about three inches wide and 4 to 7 feet long,
allowing air to reach the wound, while supporting the deteriorating
skin. The LDS Church distributes the bandages worldwide.