On September 29, eight Willows and PATH residents worked together to roll bandages for mission work. The residents involved were Inez Brower, Bob Duncan, Jean Duncan, Wanda Glassburner, Dorothy Hall, Nancy Ross, Shirley Thompson, and Barbara Works. Life Enrichment Assistant, Kim Tuhro, helped the residents. Kim had the idea for the bandage rolling activity because the residents in Willows and PATH enjoy helping others, and many of them were involved in church, missions, and volunteer activities throughout their lives.
These bandages are made from bed sheets sewn together in thin strips. Church members from Meridian Avenue Baptist Church sewed the sheets together in very long (100+ feet) strips. The residents then helped measure 30-foot long strips and rolled the strips to be used as bandages. Thirty feet is the standard length. The bandages are cut to desired length as they are used.
Although she hadn’t prepared the bandages before, Nancy Ross remembered receiving this type of bandages when she was a missionary nurse in the Congo, Africa. And Bob Duncan had the best punchline for the activity. During the project he quipped, “Does this make us the ‘Holy Rollers’?”
In a one-hour session, the group rolled 90 feet of bandages. They plan to roll more bandages in the coming months. These bandages will be sent to International Ministries for distribution to missionaries around the world. What a blessing to help people throughout the world from right here at Presbyterian Manor!