The Activity Day girls of the Marlborough and Framingham Wards in Massachusetts, USA cut and sewed 162 squares for a quilt to help those in need after the Oklahoma City tornadoes last year. Their beautiful faces and quilt can be found in the June 2014 Friend in the “Show and Tell” section. Little did they know how important and appreciated it would be. Anna Hooper, the Activity Days leader in the Marlborough Ward recounts what happened after they sent off their blanket.
“The contact’s name that I had in Oklahoma City was Maria. She had me send the quilt to her and then she delivered it to a family in need. In the box with the quilt, I put that picture (featured in the Friend) of the Activity Day girls and let the family know that we were from the Boston Stake and thinking of them in their time of need. In return I got pictures of the family with the blanket; a single mom with kids of her own AND kids of a family member that she has taken in as her own- 10 kids in all. They lost EVERYTHING temporal and cried when they received a HOMEMADE blanket. I get tears and chills still when I think about it. It was such a touching project! I later gave each of the girls a copy of the letter from this mom and the pictures of the family that received of their service. We were honored to be just some of the helping hands during this tragic time in Oklahoma City.”