Friday, July 25, 2014
Children interacting with Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies and victims advocates will have a bit of cuddly comfort, thanks to the Women’s Ministry Program of the Summerville Community Seventh-Day Adventists.
The women brought nearly 100 sets of stuffed animals and blankets – many crocheted by the women of the group -- to the sheriff’s office Tuesday, with the idea that deputies can give them to children in traumatic situations.
Victoria Torres said a woman in the group brought up the idea because her mother runs a similar ministry where she lives.
Torres’s husband is a deputy, so she suggested they focus their efforts on the sheriff’s office.
“We’re glad to get any help we can from anyone in the community,” Sheriff L.C. Knight told the women.
Victims advocate Amanda Quallen said the lovies would be invaluable.
“We have children in our office just about every day,” she said.
The women’s ministry promised to replenish the stuffed animal and blanket supply whenever needed.