Tennessee woman makes blankets for police to give to children in need

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman is taking her sewing talents and putting them to good use across Middle Tennessee.

Carol Cook has been a seamstress for more than 30 years. While the 76-year-old stays busy, she makes sure to spend some of her time giving back.

Cook has spent the past week making more than 80 blankets for those in need.

“I enjoy doing it. I enjoy doing for others,” Cook tells WKRN. “There are a lot of patterns and I hope the children like them.”

Cook is giving the blankets to the La Vergne Police Department to make sure they get in the hands of those who need them most.

“It’s absolutely one of the most loving things that we can see, for her to do for the youngsters in our community,” Lt. Mike Campbell with the La Vergne Police Department said.

He continued, “Anything from our obvious child abuse victims and people that are involved in any kind of tragedy as far as a house fire or homelessness displaced in that way.”

The small gesture warms Cooks heart, and is something she said she picked up from her father.

“It’s inherited with me and I love it. I’ve washed all of it, I’ve cut it, I’ve bagged it with a gift of love from La Vergne Church of Christ,” she said.

Cook said it’s not a trait she plans to give up.

“I guess I’ll go to my grave doing for others,” she said.

Cook said she also just finished more than 130 blankets that will be given to the community care nursing home.

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