Ala. first lady resumes blankets for needy effort

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley is continuing a program to distribute blankets to homeless and displaced families during the winter months.

The first lady announced the start of the program called "Blankets with a Blessing" Monday. She said new quilts and blankets would be collected from businesses and individuals through Nov. 13. The blankets will be donated to a domestic violence shelter somewhere in the state.

A total of 55 blankets were donated last year and were given to SafeHouse shelter in Shelby County.

"Blankets with a Blessing" started in 2004. Bentley said anyone wishing to donate a blanket should bring it or mail it to the Alabama Governor's Mansion gift shop at 30 Finley Ave., Montgomery, 36104, or drop it off at the guard's station at the mansion.




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