Delta Kappa Gamma donates blankets to those in need

A woman’s education group gives some warmth to those in need. Delta Kappa Gamma decided to donate no-sew fleece blankets to Willow Rising.
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 10:26 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A woman’s education group gave some warmth to those in need. Delta Kappa Gamma donated five no-sew fleece blankets to Willow Rising, formerly known as the Crisis Center, this year.

The idea came when Delta members got together and realized everyone can use a good blanket in their time of need. Willow Rising serves those who are going through domestic violence issues and for them it’s more than a blanket.

“You don’t always have the things that you need right away when you need to leave,” said Rebecca Hoobler, Leadership committee member. “So just having a warm blanket is just something in need that everybody can have. Even on these cold days, like the last few days with snow days at school, I warmed up in my blanket.”

Officials at Willow Rising said the donation ties into their mission of creating new beginnings for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Officials also said warm blankets have a different meaning for the folks at Willow Rising.

“When you’re talking about people that are fleeing, and leaving a domestic violence situation, rather that be physical or emotional, control is part of that,” said Karla Schwieger-Arnold, Willow Rising Director. “Sometimes they leave with what they have as far as what they’re wearing.”

Swieger-Arnold said those that come to the agency are in need of everything that most people take for granted. Warm blankets gives them something of their own along with symbolizing physical and emotional warmth.