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The Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle

‘Bag ladies’ turn plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/20/16

Awesome:

A group of women in Tennessee found a way to help people in need, and the environment, at the same time. They call themselves, “the bag ladies.” They are taking old plastic bags and turning them into mats for the homeless to sleep on. Some were sent to Louisiana to help people who lost their homes to flooding. “It’s addictive. It gets to the point that you do two or three and you say, ‘Hey, I’m actually making a difference in someone’s life,’ and you want to do more,” said Janice Akin.

This has caused such a sensation, there’s now anonline tutorial that shows people how you can do it yourself.

Watch the video below from WGN-TV in Chicago:

Photo: Second Baptist Church/WBBJ

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