Members from the Warrensburg and Kingsville churches in Missouri formed the Binding Hearts Quilt Ministry five years ago to provide quilts to adults and children fleeing abusive situations.
Running low on funds, the group recently learned of a program facilitated by the local Electric Cooperative for which members agree to have their electric bill rounded up to the next full dollar to support worthy causes. The extra charge goes into a pool managed by the Round-up Foundation, and local groups, clubs and organizations can apply for funds in the form of a grant.
The quilt ministry applied for $350 for a cutting mat, rotary cutting blades, batting, fabric and thread, and the foundation not only awarded the grant but raised the amount to $1,000. Binding Hearts praises God and thanks the Round-up Foundation for richly blessing this humble ministry with funds that will keep them stitching quilts for several years—bringing hope, comfort and the love of Jesus to adults and children trying to heal and rebuild their lives after fleeing abuse.
Cindy Schwagerman is a member of the Warrensburg Church and a volunteer for the Binding Hearts Quilt Ministry.