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Joyful hands comfort Legacy House residents

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By Patricia A. Woodburry

When Legacy House volunteer Jennie Halvorsen heard that quilts were needed at the home she knew just where to go. She went back to her church, Joy Lutheran, and asked the women of the Joyful Hands quilting group if they would be interested in donating quilts to people here at home before they make their annual worldwide contribution. Her request was met with an enthusiastic response for the opportunity to share their works of love with a local group in need. As a result, 16 quilts for 16 beds were donated.

Patient family care coordinator Linda Ricci of Legacy House had no idea that her wish for quilts would be heard. She was delightfully surprised when Jennie and some of the other ladies from Joyful Hands presented her with the bright, cheerful, and beautifully made quilts.

Legacy House is a home for terminally ill patients under the direction of Hospice of Marion County. Jennie has been a volunteer for Hospice for the past seven years and at the Corridor’s Legacy House since it opened.