Summarized by Vickie Speek
8-year-old's mission: Keep Kosovo warm
Denton TX Record-Chronicle 7Sep99 C8
By Lucinda Breeding: Staff Writer
Lauryn Reid, a fourth grader from Corinth, Texas, has been pulling a tiny
wagon and her 4-year-old brother, Daylen, around her neighborhood gathering
quilts and blankets to send to Kosovo.
Through a letter-writing campaign that her third grade teacher started last
year, Lauryn, the daughter of Randy and Mandy Reid, got to know a soldier
who was part of the United Nations peace-keeping forces in Bosnia. Lauryn,
8, said this is her way of trying to make a difference to the people in that
war-torn country, even if she'll never see the people who use the blankets
The quilts and blankets are Lauryn's way of staying true to her church: The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. LDS church officials have asked
Mormons worldwide to offer humanitarian aid to Kosovo. She is also trying to
win her Gospel In Action Award.
Lauryn and Daylen have managed to get about 14 quilts and blankets over
the past two weeks--a victory, considering that quilts are probably the
farthest thing from most North Texans' minds as they make their way through
yet another triple-digit summer.