Organization blankets Appalachia


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Courtesy of Blanket Louisville Blankets were distributed by Blanket Louisville at Green Hills, Black Mountain (pictured) and Evarts Elementary Schools.


LOUISVILLE — Blanket Louisville recently partnered with Park Community Credit Union to expand Blanket Louisville’s distribution footprint to now include central Kentucky, eastern Kentucky and beyond.

Executive Director Kathy Fehder said, “We just started a fundraising campaign to expand our collection and distribution reach and we were overwhelmed when Park Community Credit Union made the first donation as a Visionary partner. Park Community Credit Union’s donation gets us started on the path to realizing our fundraising and expansion goals of providing warmth to as many homeless and less fortunate as possible.”

Fehder went on to say, “Park Community’s branches served as collection points this season that included Lexington, Richmond and Berea. With the success we had in Blanketing the Bluegrass, and now with the donation, we have the resources to help the neediest in Appalachia.”

One-thousand blankets were distributed to students at Green Hills, Black Mountain and Evarts Elementary Schools in February

Jim Spradlin, president and chief executive officer of Park Community Credit Union, said, “Park Community Credit Union is honored to be a part of the vision to expand the outreach of Blanket Louisville. Being a part of such a worthy endeavor allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to serve our communities. Blanket Louisville is committed to helping provide blankets to those in need and Park Community is excited to lend our support to such a worthy cause.”

Blanket Louisville’s fundraising will strengthen their services on a regional basis and allow for the development of blanketusa.org.

For more information on Blanket Louisville, visit www.blanketlouisville.org.

Blanket Louisville is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to warm the hearts and bodies of the homeless and less fortunate through the collection and distribution of new and gently used blankets. Blankets are collected via collection partners and distributed to thirty plus organizations serving the homeless and less fortunate. Since it was founded 12 years ago, Blanket Louisville has collected and distributed 90,000 blankets to men, women, children, and families. Blanket Louisville has received local, regional and national recognition for their efforts and is poised to expand its services regionally and nationally.

Courtesy of Blanket Louisville Blankets were distributed by Blanket Louisville at Green Hills, Black Mountain (pictured) and Evarts Elementary Schools.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Black-Mountain-Elementary.jpgCourtesy of Blanket Louisville Blankets were distributed by Blanket Louisville at Green Hills, Black Mountain (pictured) and Evarts Elementary Schools.

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