Hesperia Methodist Church women, community donate bags, pillows to Gerber Memorial cancer patients
Fremont– The Hesperia United Methodist Church women’s group on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, made a donation of 55 bags that contained snacks, activities, cards and other items to cancer patients at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial. The thirty-one brand bags also double as a thermal bag. In addition, the 15 women who helped with the bags also made 55 bone pillows to comfort and support these patients. These donated gifts are already being distributed to patients.
“We are always looking for community missions that we can help people with. We make all kinds of things” said Joan Graff, a member of the Church who helped organize the project. The gifts were sponsored by numerous groups and individuals in the area. Other than volunteering for Gerber Memorial, Joan and her team plan to dedicate their 2017 mission outreach to the homeless population of Newaygo County, which is estimated to number more than 500 people.