Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 of Delta and its Ladies Auxiliary have partnered with the McDonald's of Delta in a unique recycling project. Plastic shopping sacks are being collected, cut into strips and crocheted into sleeping mats that can be distributed to the homeless veterans and other homeless individuals in the Delta area.
Debbie Long-Shea, owner of the Delta McDonald's, has demonstrated her support for the project by placing a collection container for plastic sacks at the Delta restaurant. Sacks are picked up by VFW Post and Auxiliary members and recycled in a very non-conventional method.
The Department of Colorado VFW Ladies Auxiliary Veterans and Family support chairman found a pattern to make sleeping mats for the homeless from plastic shopping sacks. She challenged the Lee Marts Auxiliary 3571 to make 200 mats for the homeless in our area. Since each mat, approximately 30 inches wide and six feet long, takes 500 sacks to complete, the "bunch" of sacks that members had in their homes suddenly didn't seem to be very many!
The post and auxiliary encourage all residents of the Delta area to join them in this very different recycling project. If you have transportation difficulties and need someone to pick up sacks at your home, call Sandy Baker at 874-8172 to schedule a pickup and help a homeless individual.blog comments powered by Disqus