Brookings Emblem Club 265 members recently delivered 12 quilts for children to Wally’s House of Gold Beach.
Wally’s House Executive Director Jackalene Antunes accepted and thanked Virginia Frizzle, Emblem Literacy Chairman and members of Emblem for the donation, which will be used to comfort children of domestic violence.
Wally’s House-Curry Child Abuse Intervention Center (CAIC) provides a community-based collaborative, child-focused response to child abuse.
Brookings Emblem also donated 10 quilts to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, accepting the quilts are Deputy Phil McDonald and Sheriff John Ward. McDonald told Emblem that the quilts are carried in the officer’s vehicles and are used to provide comfort to children in crisis situations.
He went on to say that a 20-year-old woman still had a quilt given to her as a child by him when he was serving on another force. He wanted Emblem to know how important the quilts are to the recipients.
Emblem member, Noni Roland donated 10 quilts on behalf of Emblem recently to Mellanie Vermaak, representative of Oasis Shelter Home. Oasis provides shelter and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Emblem said they will be donating to the Brookings Police Department soon, as the project is ongoing.