Sisters provide warm clothing for those in need

3-photos_sisters-provide-warm-clothing-for-those-in-needLeft, Sisters Eva Roehrich, left, and Beverly Bodnar look over the nearly 300 caps they knitted for the needy. The warm clothing will be distributed to homeless in Cincinnati and Dayton. Middle and right, the colorful scarves and hats ready for distribution. Michelle Bodine photos

Precious Blood Sisters in the southern and northern parts of Ohio helped make winter more comfortable for the poor and needy. In Dayton Sisters Eva Roehrich and Beverly Bodnar knitted nearly 300 caps that were given to homeless in Dayton and Cincinnati. In Findlay, Sister Mary Lou Schmersal oversees the Warm Hat Project at St. Michael Parish. That program involves more than two dozen women who have created more than 1,000 caps, scarves, mittens and headbands in the last two years. The clothing is distributed for free throughout the community to those in need.

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